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How to use Photos for iPhone and iPad: The ultimate guide

If your iPhone or iPad is the best camera you have with you, then the Photos app is your best camera's best friend!

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How to recover deleted files, contacts, calendars, and photos from iCloud

When you delete something on OS X it goes into Trash and, from there, you can either recover it or eradicate it forever. iCloud offers something similar, only its deleted files exist not on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad, but online. In some ways it's even more powerful—deleted files can be restored for up to 30 days, even if you've emptied the Trash on your Mac or wiped them from your iPhone or iPad. That's great if you make a mistake and either delete something by accident or delete something you later realize you shouldn't have.

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How to quickly save multiple pictures and videos in Messages for iPhone and iPad

Saving pictures and videos in the Messages app for iPhone and iPad doesn't have to take forever.

If someone sends you multiple photos and videos and you'd like to save them, there's no need to do it individually. Thanks to the Messages app, you can save multiple pictures or videos to the Photos app all in one go!

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iCloud Photo Library and Photo Stream: What's the difference?

What's the difference between iCloud Photo Library and My Photo Stream?

With iCloud Photo Library, you can store all your photos in iCloud with no limits, unlike the traditional Photo Stream we've been accustomed to for the past few years. As long as you have enough iCloud storage, iCloud Photo Library will save all your photos. But what happens to your regular Photo Stream when you enable iCloud Photo Library? And more importantly, where did all your synced albums go? We've got the answers to these questions and more!

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How to access iCloud Photo Sharing on iPhone and iPad

iCloud Photo Sharing is part of Apple's iCloud service, and lets you share Photo Streams with your friends and family. You can find these shared streams in the Photos app, under Shared; the list contains any shared streams you've created as well as any you've been invited to. Once you've enabled shared Photo Streams on your iOS device, you'll instantly have access to iCloud Photo Sharing in the Photos app.

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How to create a shared Photo Stream on iPhone and iPad

A shared Photo Stream lets you create and share an album of images with anyone you'd like. And as long as they're using an iPhone or iPad with iCloud Photo Sharing enabled, they'll be able to like, comment, and get notified about any new pictures you add. To get started, you just have to create your first shared Photo Stream...

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How to access your Photo Stream on iPhone and iPad

If you don't have iCloud Photo Library enabled, you have the option of viewing Photo Stream, which houses your 1000 most recent images or last 30 days' worth, whichever is greater. These photos don't count against your iCloud storage allotment and can be accessed on any device you own that's linked to the same iCloud account.

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How to enable or disable Photo Stream on iPhone or iPad

Photo Stream is a feature available to iCloud users: It automatically syncs images you take across all your devices. That means the picture you took on your iPhone at the beach will automatically be viewable on your iPad, no cords or syncing required. On iOS devices, Photo Stream will save either your 1000 most recent pictures or the last 30 days' worth of images, whichever is greatest. All you have to do is enable Photo Stream on all your devices. The best part? It doesn't even use your iCloud storage!

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How to enable or disable iCloud Photo Sharing on iPhone and iPad

iCloud Photo Sharing is part of Apple's iCloud service and lets you create Photo Streams that you can share with friends, family, coworkers, or whoever else you'd like. Other iPhone and iPad users can invite you to their shared Photo Streams as well. You can quickly enable or disable iCloud Photo Sharing on iPhone and iPad in just a few taps — here's how!

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Missing videos after enabling iCloud Photo Library? Here's how to get them back!

If you've enabled iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone or iPad, you may have noticed that all of your videos aren't showing up. I first noticed this a few days ago while searching for a video I know I had taken on my iPhone a few days prior. For some reason, it wasn't showing up on my iPad, which also has iCloud Photo Library enabled. Digging deeper, some videos that I actually took on my iPhone were also missing. As it turns out, there's a switch you can flip across your devices in order to get videos syncing properly to and from iCloud Photo Library. And for the time being, it also seems to fix the missing videos bug too!

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