1. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Forgive my ignorance as it has been awhile since I used iOS. I'm looking at switching from Android to iOS and have a few questions on how this works. I recently purchased a 16gb 5S on Swappa - I was looking for a 32gb but they seem to be harder to come by, and the 16 saved me a little money. My primary desire/need for storage is pictures and videos as I have two daughters and my smartphone is my primary camera. I'll have quite a few apps, but none of the really big games, just a couple here and there like Dots or some other quick time wasters, then after that just mainly social media and sports apps. All of my music is done through streaming, so I'm not worried about having any of it on the phone.

    I had also planned on ordering a Retina Mini to go along with my phone and am wondering about what storage I should get. Obviously I'd love the 64 or 128, but I think they might be too expensive for what I need. The 32 seems the likely candidate, especially for cost. How exactly does Photo Stream work? Do the pictures I take with my phone automagically appear on the iPad? Do I have to transfer them from the phone to the iPad manually? What is the best method for this? If I delete them from my phone does it delete them from the iPad? I'm worried that the 16gb 5S won't have enough storage for me and I'll be juggling things a lot.

    I may come across some more questions down the road, but thanks in advance to anyone who can help.
    01-24-2014 12:04 PM
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    01-24-2014 12:07 PM
  3. iEd's Avatar
    Yes with Photo Stream turned on the iPad the pics you take in your iPhone appear the album Photo Stream on your iPad. You can save photos that are on the iPad photo stream to the camera roll of the iPad. That's what I would do when I had a 16 gig iPhone. Save the pics I wanted to keep to my 64 gig iPad.


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    01-24-2014 12:34 PM
  4. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Yes with Photo Stream turned on the iPad the pics you take in your iPhone appear the album Photo Stream on your iPad. You can save photos that are on the iPad photo stream to the camera roll of the iPad. That's what I would do when I had a 16 gig iPhone. Save the pics I wanted to keep to my 64 gig iPad.


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    So if I take the pic with the phone and it appears on the Photo Stream on my iPad, if I delete it from the phone before saving it, is it gone forever or will it show up in the iPad's Photo Stream?
    01-24-2014 03:28 PM
  5. phreddyl's Avatar
    So if I take the pic with the phone and it appears on the Photo Stream on my iPad, if I delete it from the phone before saving it, is it gone forever or will it show up in the iPad's Photo Stream?
    I believe it stays on the stream
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    01-24-2014 03:41 PM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    So if I take the pic with the phone and it appears on the Photo Stream on my iPad, if I delete it from the phone before saving it, is it gone forever or will it show up in the iPad's Photo Stream?
    Once it's in PhotoStream, deleting it from the camera roll on the iPhone will not remove it from PhotoStream. Deleting it from PhotoStream will delete it from both devices. However on the iPad you can get the photo in PhotoStream and save it to the iPad's camera roll. Once it's in the camera roll on the iPad, you can remove it from PhotoStream and it will remain in the iPad's camera roll.
    Note that this doesn't work for videos. Videos don't go into PhotoStream. However videos do transfer in shared PhotoStreams. I posted details on how to do this in another thread earlier this week.
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    01-24-2014 04:49 PM
  7. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Thanks for all the responses. I found a used 32gb so hopefully I won't have to worry about it too much. Good thing with Apple devices is they sell themselves!
    01-25-2014 04:22 PM

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