Use My Photo Stream on iPhone
Use My Photo Stream with the Photos app to access recent photos on any iOS device. Automatically store up to 1000 images for 30 days without using iCloud storage space or iCloud Photos.
My Photo Stream automatically uploads your most recent photos to iCloud, so you can see them on devices that aren’t using iCloud Photos. (My Photo Stream doesn’t upload Live Photos or videos.) You must be signed in on all devices using the same Apple ID.
Turn on My Photo Stream
My Photo Stream doesn’t count against your iCloud storage and only saves still photos. Your photos automatically upload when you leave the Camera app and are connected to Wi-Fi, but edits aren’t updated across all devices.
Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos, then turn on Upload to My Photo Stream.
My Photo Stream is automatically turned off if you use iCloud Photos.
Save photos from My Photo Stream to your iPhone
Images in My Photo Stream remain in iCloud for 30 days––after that, they’re removed. To keep these photos, you must save them from Photo Stream to your iOS device.
In the Albums tab, tap My Photo Stream.
Tap Select, then select all photos you want to save.
Tap , then tap Save Image.
Manage photos in My Photo Stream
Tap the My Photo Stream album, tap Select, then do any of the following:
Save your best shots to iCloud or your device: Select the photos, then tap Add To.
Share, print, or copy: Select the photos, then tap .
Delete photos: Select the photos, then tap .
Although deleted photos are removed from My Photo Stream on all your devices, the original photos remain in Photos on the device on which they were taken. Photos that you save to another album on a device or computer also aren’t deleted.
Photos in My Photo Stream don’t count against your iCloud storage, and they’re kept for 30 days in iCloud (up to 1000 photos). Download photos to your computer or iOS device if you want to keep them permanently. See the Apple Support article My Photo Stream FAQ.