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What you should know about iCloud Photos

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The various preferences in Photos for iCloud on iOS and macOS can be confusing to deal with. Let’s take a look at your choices when it comes to managing your photos and videos and what you should know about iCloud Photos.

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There are three ways that Apple integrates its cloud service with Photos in iOS and macOS. The most popular and widely known is likely iCloud Photo Library. The other two are iCloud Photo Sharing and My Photo Stream. Follow along as we deconstruct each of these features to figure out which ones you’d like to use.

iCloud Photo Library

Two of the biggest benefits to using iCloud Photo Library are having one automatically synchronized photo and video library across all of your devices (and the web), and having the option to compress your library so it takes up less room on your devices. You also have the choice to keep your entire photo and video library saved on your device as well as with iCloud.

If you like the idea of your entire photo and video library staying synchronized across all of your devices (including edits) iCloud Photo Library is likely a good fit for you. Keep in mind iCloud Photo Library will use your iCloud storage, so you will likely need to upgrade to at least the 50GB for $0.99/month plan at some point.

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