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Get the most out of your new iPhone or iPad. In this course, Garrick Chow provides in-depth instruction on all aspects of the Apple iPhone and iPad: making and receiving calls, emailing, browsing the web, managing your time, getting around town, taking notes, shooting photos, and listening to music. Plus, learn how to install any one of the thousands of apps from the App Store and extend the functionality of your device. Garrick devotes time to the new features in iOS 7, including iCloud Keychain, Control Center, AirDrop, and new Photos organization. The course also includes hands-on demonstrations of how to accurately type and efficiently use finger gestures, and includes tips for setting up the iPhone and iPad so they behave as expected. We also include an extensive section on troubleshooting help when the occasional glitches happen.
If you signed up for a free or even a paid iCloud account, you have access to a feature called PhotoStream. Now there are actually two features that have photo stream in their name. There's PhotoStream and there's something called a Shared PhotoStream. In this movie I'm going to look at your personal PhotoStream. That's the one that's just called My PhotoStream in the Photos app. And it's an iCloud feature that automatically syncs the photos that you take on your iOS device so that they appear on your other iOS devices. So for example if you own both an iPhone and an iPad and you shoot some photos on iPhone they'll automatically show up on your iPad and vice versa. You can also use file stream on second generation Apple TV and later, and in iPhoto in Aperture for the Mac. If you are on Windows, you can setup PhotoStream by downloading the iCloud control panel available at apple.com/icloud/setup/pc.html. Alright, so to turn on PhotoStream on your iOS device, go to Settings and iCloud. Here make sure you're signed into your account, and then tap Photos. On this screen, just make sure My Photo Stream is turned on. And then you'll want to do the same on any other iOS devices you want your photos to appear in. Just make sure your using the same iCloud account on all the devices that you want to share your photos between. Once it's on, any photos you shoot will be automatically be added to you Photo Stream whenever your device is connected to a WiFi network.
You can see which photos have been uploaded by going to your Photos app, and to Albums, and then tap in My Photo Stream. I've had Photo Stream on for a while now and these are the photos that have been added to the stream. And so you can see how this works, I have an iPad here, on which I also have Photo Stream enabled through the same iCloud account. Now, to demo this, I'm going to go to the Stocks app on my iPhone, and I'll just take a screenshot. And look at that. Before I even get back to my Photos app, over there on my iPad, that photo has appeared. So, there's the photo on the Photo Stream on my iPhone, and there is is over on my iPad. And this happened because they're both using the same iCloud account, and both devices are on the same WiFi network right now. But just to be clear, your devices don't have to be on the same WiFi network. As long as your devices are connected to the Internet, the photos will be synced. So, if I'm in California with my iPhone and my iPad's back home on the east coast, the photos will still be downloaded to my iPad as long as it's online. And, this does only work on WiFi. Photos won't sync over your iPhone cellular connection so you won't eat up your monthly data plan. Also on iOS devices, the most recent 1000 photos will appear in your Photo Stream.
If you want to make sure a copy of the photo stays on your device, go into the Photo Stream, tap Select, and select the photo you want to keep. Then either tap Add To, to add the photo to an album, or tap the Share button. And if you want to keep a copy of this photo on your device, tap Save to Camera Roll. So, you can see that screenshot has now been added to the Camera Roll on my iPad. Now, if you're running Photo Stream on your Mac or PC, you have a lot more storage space there. So all photos in the Photo Stream stay on your computer and they won't be deleted unless you delete them yourself. Now speaking of deleting images, you can delete items from you photo stream. Let me go back to my photo stream, by tapping Select, selecting the images you want to delete, and then tapping the Delete icon. Doing so will remove the photo from the photo stream on all of your devices. So you should have noticed that it also disappeared from my iPhone. Now be aware though that deleting a photo from your photo stream only removes it from the photo stream. The original image will still be in your device's camera roll. So if I go back and look at my camera roll on my iPhone, it's still there, and it's also still here on my iPad because I saved it to my camera roll. So you may want to keep it there if you want to maintain a copy of the original image on your device. Or you can come into your camera roll, tap Select. Select the image, and trash it. And from that point it will be gone. So that's Photo Stream, which again is for sharing your photos across multiple devices for your own use.
It's really convenient if you like being able to access all your photos without having to manually transfer them from device to device, or to your computer.
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