How to view iCloud photos

Everything you need to know about how to access your iCloud photo streams and how to delete them forever on iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC

Let's see how to view iCloud photos, so you can easily access your collection of streaming photos and videos and manage their content, even deleting photos forever and not a trace remains. And with current mobile phones we tend to save thousands of photos. And to save all these files, Apple users have iCloud at their fingertips, a cloud service to store photos in our account as backup. Although many users do not know how to access photos iCloud; Therefore, below we show you how to view iCloud photos and how to delete them forever, both in iPhone and iPad as on Mac and PC computers.

Photos in iCloud: how to view and delete

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What is iCloud

iCloud is the Apple cloud service, an online platform that allows users of apple devices Easily store your photos and videos in your online account as a backup, with the ability to view your galleries at any time via a Internet connection, whether from iPhone and iPad or from Mac and PC computers. Of course, to access the photos uploaded to iCloud it is necessary activate the streaming photo option. Keep reading to find out how to activate this function.

How to view iCloud photos

If you want to access your iCloud photos, first make sure the option My photos in streaming this activated; Follow the steps below to check it:

  1. On your iPhone go to Settings.
  2. Click on your Username.
  3. Now select the option iCloud.
  4. Click on the section Photos.
  5. Lastly, make sure the option My photos in streaming is activated.

With the option My photos in streaming activated you just have to access the application Photos from your device and click on the album Streaming photos. Thanks to this cloud service, all your photos that you take with your synchronized iOS devices will be automatically uploaded to iCloud as long as they are connected to a WiFi network, with the following limitations:

  • iCloud can store a maximum of 1,000 photos.
  • The photos must have been taken in the last 30 days for synchronization.

Thus, with the option My photos in streaming activated, all your Apple devices that have your account Apple ID They will sync automatically, sharing the iCloud photo album and uploading the most recent ones as long as they are connected to a WiFi network.

How to view iCloud photos

If you use a computer Windows you will have to download iCloud from official website and set up your Apple account, as well as making sure again that the option My photos in streaming is also activated. This way, you can access your iCloud photos through the folder Streaming photos on both iPhone and iPad, as well as Mac and PC computers.

On the other hand, in the event that you have the iCloud Photo Library activated, you will have to follow a few different steps. First of all, check if you have the iCloud Photo Library activated through the following steps:

  1. On your iPhone go to Settings.
  2. Click on your Username.
  3. Now select the option iCloud.
  4. Click on the section Photos.
  5. Check if you have the option activated iCloud Photo Library.

If you have activated the option iCloud Photo Library, in Photos the folder will not appear My photos in streaming, but photos will be synced automatically when the device is connected to a WiFi network.

How to view iCloud photos

How to delete photos from iCloud

In case you want delete photos from iCloud, you have two methods at your disposal:

Delete photos from iCloud with Photo Library disabled

  1. Access the app Photos.
  2. Now click on My photos in streaming.
  3. Locate the photo you want to delete and click on it trash can icon.
  4. If you want to delete several photos at once, select them and click on the trash can icon.

In this case, the photos you delete in this album They will not be deleted from other devices that they have them, since Streaming photos It only acts as a connection between them. Therefore, you will have to search for the photos manually and delete them again on the rest of your devices.

Delete photos from iCloud with Photo Library activated

  1. Access the section Photos or to the album All photos.
  2. Select the photo you want to delete and click on it trash can icon.
  3. If you want to delete several photos at once, select them and click on the trash can icon.

In this case, all selected photos will be deleted from all your devices synchronized with your Apple ID.

Now you know how to view your iCloud photos and how to delete them forever and thus gain storage space in the cloud.

How to view iCloud photos

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