1. James4455's Avatar
    they show up in an album called "photo stream" on the device(s). my favorite feature of photo stream is the ability to drag photos on my PC into the photo stream uploads folder and having them magically pushed to my 4S and iPad2. I LOVE not having to plug each device in and sync the pictures.
    I think it sounds like it would be a good thing. I just don't see a folder by that name.

    Also, how do you delete photos that you take with your iPhone that automatically go into photo stream and you don't want to keep them?
    10-24-2011 05:51 PM
  2. cardfan's Avatar
    so if icloud only gives you 5.0GB of space and you have used 11.5 GB of space on your phone with all your music pictures apps ect you have to buy more space from icloud to hold all your data? you only get 5.0GB of space?
    You sure ask a lot of questions.
    10-24-2011 06:15 PM
  3. creighton's Avatar
    I think it sounds like it would be a good thing. I just don't see a folder by that name.

    Also, how do you delete photos that you take with your iPhone that automatically go into photo stream and you don't want to keep them?
    You can't. They are there until they get dropped off after 30 days.
    Last edited by creighton1; 10-24-2011 at 09:15 PM.
    10-24-2011 08:36 PM
  4. ghostface147's Avatar
    42....................
    10-24-2011 09:18 PM
  5. verwon's Avatar
    You can't. They are there until they get dropped off after 30 days.
    You can delete by resetting your photo stream on iCloud.com, but it deletes all.


    Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
    10-24-2011 09:26 PM
  6. draztikrhymez's Avatar
    so if icloud only gives you 5.0GB of space and you have used 11.5 GB of space on your phone with all your music pictures apps ect you have to buy more space from icloud to hold all your data? you only get 5.0GB of space?
    No your music doesn't backup to iCloud
    10-24-2011 10:08 PM
  7. helmet112's Avatar
    Sorry to piggy-back on this thread, but I'd rather not create a new one for my similar question...

    I'm just curious if I'm missing something with iCloud, but I can't see where it fits for me. I'm firmly a Gmail user (including contacts and calendar). I have an iPhone but no iPad, so don't need apps/data synced between any devices. I don't particularly care to upload my photos to a stream (I'd be fine with it, but ultimately I'd want them all backed up locally with all my other photos). I won't be using iTunes Match.

    So, the only feature I can see that appeals to me is perhaps the automatic backups of apps/data. But, since I need to sync my music locally anyways, I still need to sync with iTunes, so is there a benefit for me? I guess there's a difference between syncing and backing up, and I've noticed my iPhone backups take up a decent amount of local space.

    I guess I *think* I want to turn on iCloud but not without a reason

    Thanks for any tips.
    10-28-2011 10:07 AM
  8. NoleScream's Avatar
    Sorry to piggy-back on this thread, but I'd rather not create a new one for my similar question...

    I'm just curious if I'm missing something with iCloud, but I can't see where it fits for me. I'm firmly a Gmail user (including contacts and calendar). I have an iPhone but no iPad, so don't need apps/data synced between any devices. I don't particularly care to upload my photos to a stream (I'd be fine with it, but ultimately I'd want them all backed up locally with all my other photos). I won't be using iTunes Match.

    So, the only feature I can see that appeals to me is perhaps the automatic backups of apps/data. But, since I need to sync my music locally anyways, I still need to sync with iTunes, so is there a benefit for me? I guess there's a difference between syncing and backing up, and I've noticed my iPhone backups take up a decent amount of local space.

    I guess I *think* I want to turn on iCloud but not without a reason

    Thanks for any tips.
    I was in the same boat as you regarding Gmail / iCloud. I went ahead and turned it on and use it for syncing of Contacts (never bothered doing that with Gmail), Reminders, Notes & Bookmarks. I have my iCloud email on there too, but I don't really use that, it's just "there". It's nice for backup and sync and I have a feeling it will be even more useful when more Apps take advantage of it.

    It's nothing earth shattering though if you're firmly a Gmail user and happy with your sync options there. It's just nice to have as an option.
    10-28-2011 11:58 AM
  9. CPUGEEK's Avatar
    How do you all feel about your personal info and photos being uploaded to who know wheres when who knows who can see it
    10-30-2011 04:47 PM
  10. 736dave's Avatar
    How do you all feel about your personal info and photos being uploaded to who know wheres when who knows who can see it
    Excellent question. I have been very careful about what I load to Flickr or Facebook. I tend to trust Apple a little more, though...
    10-30-2011 05:03 PM
  11. helmet112's Avatar
    How do you all feel about your personal info and photos being uploaded to who know wheres when who knows who can see it
    Excellent question. I have been very careful about what I load to Flickr or Facebook. I tend to trust Apple a little more, though...
    I've been struggling with this too. I've come to accept that Google and Apple know everything about me, based on the assumption that if either of them ever did anything really inappropriate with user data, they'd be hurt severely. I'd never knowingly trust a smaller or unknown company with this data, though.
    11-01-2011 11:08 AM
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