I am unable to upgrade to the new iPhone OS because I don't have enough space on my phone (need another GB or so). I have 1000 photos in my photo stream that i could dump. Are those photos already in the Cloud? In other words, if I delete them all, are they still accessible from the cloud? Thanks.
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Please provide some more specific information: 1) What model iPhone do you own; 2) What iOS is now installed; 2) Assume you want to upgrade to iOS 8.1.2; 3) Do you have an iCloud account; and 4) Is your phone currently backed up to the cloud and/or to iTunes on a computer?
Just for starters, there are two ways to upgrade to iOS 8.x: 1) OTA (Over the Air) which requires nearly 6 GB of 'free' storage; or 2) Cabled via iTunes which needs about 2 GB (since much is done on the computer's drive) (for more information check HERE1
) - so cannot go further before some of the questions posed above are answered.
Up course to 'clear up' storage, apps (which can be re-downloaded - don't forget about their data), music, movies, & photos can be removed (thus the question about backups). If you have an iCloud account and if your have the various photo syncing options checked on your device, then your photos should be in the cloud - you just need to confirm. Of course, photos can be stored in other ways - but let me stop there, so you can respond. Dave