The iCloud Photo Library is a great feature that allows you to access all photos and videos you take on every single Mac or iOS device. Basically, iCloud Photo Library stores all your pictures and videos online, and keeps them up to date on all your devices.
If you are new to Apple devices, chances are that the process of using iCloud Photo Library may be a little bit confusing. With that in mind, we believe that we can help you out.
In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the steps to set up and use iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone and iPad. Before we get started, make sure that you are now running iOS 10 or newer.
Steps to enable iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone and iPad
Step one: First off, you need to launch the Settings app from your home screen. After that, tap on your Apple ID at the top of the screen to proceed
Step two: Next up, you now need to tap iCloud and then tap Photos
Step three: Once you are done, you simply need to toggle the switch next to iCloud Photo Library to the ON position.
Steps to optimize your iPhone’s storage
Optimizing your iPhone’s storage serves as the best way to save some storage space on your device. Basically, in this way, your full-resolution photos and videos will be replaced with optimized and smaller versions. However, this doesn’t mean that the original versions will disappear. Instead, they will be stored to iCloud.
Step one: First off, you need to launch the Settings app from your home screen and then tap on your Apple ID at the top
Step two: You now need to tap iCloud and then hit Photos
Step three: From here, you simply need to tap Optimize iPhone Storage
Steps to upload photos automatically to iCloud with iCloud Photo Library
Step one: You need to launch the Settings app from your home screen and then tap your Apple ID at the top
Step two: Next up, you have to tap iCloud and then Photos
Step three: Tap Upload to My Photo Stream to complete the task.
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