1. alokeprasad's Avatar
    1. If I delete a photo from my Photostream album on my iPhone or iPad, will it delete it from the Photostream directory on my PC?

    2. If I delete or move a photo from the Photostream directory on my PC, will it delete it from all my iOS devices?

    3. What happens to photos in the Photostream on my iOS devices after 30 days? Does it disappear from my iOS devices?

    If "yes", then will it disappear from the Photostream directory on my PC too after 30 days?


    Any document that describes these sync behaviors?
    09-29-2012 07:11 PM
  2. derickson328's Avatar
    As far as I can tell, the photostream on the PC/Mac acts as a depository or download location of the photostream pictures and is completely independent of the photo stream on the iPhone or iPad. Therefore:

    1. No

    2. No

    2. After 30 days, the photos stored in the photo stream on iCloud (not PC/Mac) will disappear, however if the picture is still stored locally on your iDevice, then the locally stored photo will not go away. All pics downloaded to your PC via photostream will remain on your PC regardless of time, and can only be removed by finding the photo on the computer and manually deleting it.
    09-30-2012 05:48 PM
  3. alokeprasad's Avatar
    By the way, I did some digging.



    "You can delete one or more photos from Photo Stream. iCloud automatically deletes them from Photo Stream on your other devices, and from your computers set up with Photo Stream."

    "If your Windows computer has Windows 7 or Windows Vista (Service Pack 2) and iCloud Control Panel for Windows 1.1 installed, then photos you delete from Photo Stream on an iOS device or your Mac set up with Photo Stream are also deleted from Photo Stream on your Windows computer."

    Doesn't that differ from your answer to my Q # 1? I have the iCloud Control Panel installed.

    I'm confused now.
    09-30-2012 09:46 PM
  4. Peligro911's Avatar
    From what i have seen is photo stream stores 30 days but they dont delete from device automatic but say you wipe tour device and restore only the last 30 days will show because that is what is actually in the cloud
    09-30-2012 09:52 PM

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