Use iCloud with Photos on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
You can do more with the Photos app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch when you turn on iCloud. There are three different features you can turn on: iCloud Photos, Shared Albums, and My Photo Stream. Each feature lets you do different things.
First, set up the features on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Then, learn more about what you can do with each feature.
When you turn on the iCloud Photos feature, the Photos app looks the same, but you can now do the following:
Store all your photos and videos in iCloud: All the photos and videos in the Photos app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch are stored in iCloud.
In the Photos app, you can also see photos and videos you take on other devices when you turn on iCloud Photos on those devices.
Update photos and videos on all your devices: When you use your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to edit, organize, delete, or recover photos and videos, you see the changes on any device with iCloud Photos turned on.
Use iCloud Links to share: Share photos and videos from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using iCloud Links. Links expire after 30 days.
When you turn on the Shared Albums feature, a Shared Albums section appears in the Albums tab.
You can now do the following:
View your shared albums: Use the Photos app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to view all albums you share and those shared with you.
Create a new shared album and manage sharing: Create a new shared album using your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. You can share albums with friends who use iCloud and manage sharing by adding or removing subscribers at any time. You can also publish an album so anyone with the link can view it—even if they don’t use iCloud.
Add and remove photos and videos: Add photos and videos to a shared album and remove any you added. The images are removed from the album, but not deleted from your device.
Comment on and like photos: Comment on and like shared photos and videos directly from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, and see comments and likes subscribers have added.
My Photo Stream
When you turn on the My Photo Stream feature (not available for new accounts), a My Photo Stream album appears in the Albums tab. You can now do the following:
See all recent photos on your device: View recent photos that you took on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch or uploaded to a Mac or Windows computer if those devices have My Photo Stream turned on. A maximum of 1000 photos are stored in My Photo Stream at one time.
Photos are saved in iCloud for 30 days. Afterward, they remain on the original device but are removed from the My Photo Stream album on your other devices.
Delete a photo across all your devices: If you delete a photo in My Photo Stream on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, it’s deleted from any device with My Photo Stream turned on.