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  1. #1
    confused with icloud backup , photo library , icloud.com
    Hi,

    I'm pretty confused now with the services for icloud and photo backup and sync
    The sort of confusion is around the 1000 limit and the 30days rules
    and now the newish photolibrary service
    also storage allocation

    icloud backup
    This used to have camera roll and a backup of everything on the iphone/ipad
    free 5GB storage and you could pay to increase

    NOW with icloud drive and photo library
    I'm very confused
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204264

    Start with storage
    icloud backup free 5GB - for icloud and icloud.com
    if you pay for extra space does that apply to both icloud backup and icloud.com

    I advise people on backups and syncing
    in the past on a PC
    I would load Windows control panel
    make sure photo sharing is on

    then the photo would appear on the PC via control panel
    and also now on icloud.com

    Now I read about optimising for devices and full resolution images are stored on icloud.com BUT not as part of the icloud backup
    so do you need separate storage paid for ?

    i dont have a device myself to play with - so a little difficult and lots of people are asking me these questions, so i would like to fully understand

    icloud
    icloud drive
    photo library
    syncing between all devices, including windows PCs
    backup
    Last edited by etaf; 08-29-2015 at 05:13 AM.

  2. #2
    Hi, I would advise that you look at this first and then research some of the other issues https://support.apple.com/kb/PH12519?locale=en_US

  3. #3
    Thanks - thats sort of where my confusion started

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