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Syncing your photos with a photo stream

From: iOS 7: iPhone and iPad Essential Training

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{QTtext}{width:960}{textColor:65280,65280,65280}{justify:center}{timescale:1000}{backColor:0,0,0}{plain}{font:Verdana}{size:20} If you signed up for a free or even a If you are on Windows, you can setup PhotoStream Here make sure you're signed into your account, and then tap Photos.

Syncing your photos with a photo stream

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.

some photos on iPhone they'll automatically show You can also use file stream on second generation Apple up on your iPad and vice versa. 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.

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.

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 go into the Photo Stream, tap Select, and select the photo you want to keep.

your photos across multiple devices for your own use. Then either tap Add To, to add the photo to an album, or tap the Share button. It's really convenient if you like being able to access all your photos And if you want to keep a copy of without having to manually transfer them from this photo on your device, tap Save to Camera Roll.

device to device, or to your computer. 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

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iOS 7: iPhone and iPad Essential Training

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  1. 4m 46s
    1. Welcome
      1m 6s
    2. What's new in iOS 7?
      3m 40s
  2. 55m 0s
    1. A tour of the device
      5m 29s
    2. The Lock and Home screens
      2m 39s
    3. Accessing and using Control Center
      4m 37s
    4. Choosing and controlling your sounds
      5m 24s
    5. Learning finger gestures
      4m 1s
    6. Connecting to Wi-Fi networks
      3m 31s
    7. Using the Notification Center
      5m 41s
    8. Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and Vimeo integration
      4m 59s
    9. Setting up an Apple ID with your iOS device
      4m 21s
    10. Customizing your wallpaper
      4m 40s
    11. Multitasking
      2m 48s
    12. Sharing files with AirDrop
      2m 53s
    13. Enabling and using Touch ID
      3m 57s
  3. 20m 58s
    1. Understanding the keyless keyboard
      4m 24s
    2. Fixing typos and using autocorrection
      6m 39s
    3. Exploring Select, Cut, Copy, and Paste
      3m 3s
    4. Accessing hidden shortcuts
      1m 40s
    5. Syncing a Bluetooth keyboard
      1m 53s
    6. Adding international and emoji keyboards
      3m 19s
  4. 39m 52s
    1. Connecting your device to your Mac or PC
      5m 37s
    2. Syncing music, movies, and ringtones
      7m 30s
    3. Syncing photos from a Mac
      6m 5s
    4. Syncing photos from a PC
      3m 25s
    5. Syncing contacts and calendars from a Mac
      3m 54s
    6. Syncing contacts and calendars from a PC
      3m 13s
    7. Understanding your backup options
      3m 50s
    8. Using wireless syncing
      2m 24s
    9. Using iTunes Match
      3m 54s
  5. 56m 16s
    1. Basic phone activities
      3m 9s
    2. Adding and managing favorites
      3m 11s
    3. Accessing voicemail
      3m 12s
    4. Receiving calls
      5m 44s
    5. Blocking numbers
      2m 45s
    6. Using the iPhone during a call
      5m 10s
    7. Using FaceTime
      5m 50s
    8. Making conference calls
      3m 1s
    9. Adding recent calls to your contacts
      1m 35s
    10. Sharing contacts
      2m 51s
    11. Assigning photos and ringtones to specific contacts
      3m 34s
    12. Using the included headset
      2m 47s
    13. Using a Bluetooth headset
      3m 34s
    14. Texting and using iMessages
      9m 53s
  6. 39m 0s
    1. Importing email accounts from your computer
      1m 50s
    2. Setting up Exchange, iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo!, or AOL email accounts
      4m 20s
    3. Setting up other types of email accounts
      2m 30s
    4. Keeping your iOS device email synced with your computer
      4m 32s
    5. Composing email
      4m 47s
    6. Receiving and reading email
      9m 22s
    7. Assigning VIPs
      2m 44s
    8. Searching your mailboxes
      1m 51s
    9. Setting mail options
      7m 4s
  7. 33m 34s
    1. Web browsing with Safari
      8m 11s
    2. Saving bookmarks and viewing the History list
      6m 29s
    3. Saving images
      2m 28s
    4. Completing forms and using AutoFill
      4m 34s
    5. Using Reader and the Reading List
      2m 11s
    6. Getting some privacy
      1m 54s
    7. Using iCloud tabs
      3m 43s
    8. Using iCloud Keychain
      4m 4s
  8. 35m 41s
    1. Browsing your library
      3m 6s
    2. Playing and controlling music
      7m 17s
    3. Playing and controlling video
      2m 37s
    4. Using the included earbud controls
      3m 0s
    5. Playing and controlling video
      6m 7s
    6. Adjusting your Music settings
      6m 26s
    7. Browsing and buying with the iTunes app
      4m 8s
    8. Using AirPlay to stream content from your device to an Apple TV
      3m 0s
  9. 51m 12s
    1. Shooting still photos with your device
      6m 48s
    2. Shooting in HDR
      2m 7s
    3. Shooting panoramas
      2m 34s
    4. Viewing, organizing, and editing photos
      9m 45s
    5. Shooting video
      2m 47s
    6. Shooting slow motion (iPhone 5s)
      3m 23s
    7. Shooting in burst mode (iPhone 5s)
      1m 38s
    8. Viewing and editing video
      2m 33s
    9. Taking screenshots
      1m 23s
    10. Sharing photos and video
      6m 27s
    11. Creating albums
      2m 57s
    12. Syncing your photos with a photo stream
      4m 9s
    13. Creating a shared photo stream
      4m 41s
  10. 22m 39s
    1. Getting your location with Maps
      3m 57s
    2. Finding addresses and nearby businesses
      3m 37s
    3. Bookmarking locations
      3m 12s
    4. Getting directions
      4m 15s
    5. Showing traffic and alternative maps
      2m 48s
    6. Using 3D and Flyover views
      2m 34s
    7. Using the Compass app
      2m 16s
  11. 28m 17s
    1. Adding events to your calendar
      10m 55s
    2. Subscribing to calendars
      2m 34s
    3. Setting Time Zone Support
      2m 21s
    4. Using the Clock app
      7m 4s
    5. Setting reminders
      5m 23s
  12. 6m 11s
    1. Using the Notes app
      3m 4s
    2. Using the Voice Memos app
      3m 7s
  13. 11m 48s
    1. Passbook
      6m 6s
    2. Stocks
      2m 32s
    3. Calculator
      50s
    4. Weather
      2m 20s
  14. 20m 51s
    1. Browsing the App Store through iTunes
      6m 3s
    2. Browsing the App Store on your iOS device
      6m 15s
    3. Purchasing apps
      7m 24s
    4. Finding app settings
      1m 9s
  15. 25m 38s
    1. Airplane mode
      2m 25s
    2. Wi-Fi
      3m 2s
    3. Do Not Disturb
      4m 7s
    4. The About section
      2m 27s
    5. Usage
      4m 10s
    6. Date & Time settings
      1m 25s
    7. Restrictions
      3m 21s
    8. Privacy
      4m 41s
  16. 14m 28s
    1. Using Auto-Lock
      1m 22s
    2. Using Passcode Lock
      6m 1s
    3. Using Find My iPhone and Activation Lock
      7m 5s
  17. 17m 52s
    1. Introducing Siri
      9m 26s
    2. Listening and responding to messages
      4m 1s
    3. Setting reminders
      2m 51s
    4. Dictating in apps
      1m 34s
  18. 16m 33s
    1. Begin by restarting
      1m 6s
    2. Force-quitting apps
      1m 3s
    3. Rebooting
      43s
    4. Resetting
      1m 47s
    5. Erasing and restoring
      4m 32s
    6. Checking for updates
      1m 41s
    7. Optimizing battery life
      5m 41s
  19. 32s
    1. Goodbye
      32s

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