Where do I find my photos that have been uploaded to iCloud?

MDE October 27, 2014
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I have an iPhone 5 and an iCloud account on my PC. The phone indicates that my pictures are being sent to my cloud account but when I get online to find them there is no file/location available for pictures. Where are they?

  1. Jan F.
    October 27, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Even if pictures are automatically uploaded to iCloud they are not public by default. The Photo Stream is intended to share pictures across your devices connected to the same Apple ID.

    Open the Photo app on your iPhone and at the bottom click on Shared. You should see a list of your Shared Streams. After selecting it you should see a Photos and People button at the bottom.
    Click on People and enable "Public Website".

    You will then get the link which you can use to access your stream using a browser. Keep in mind that this stream is truly public now. So anyone getting their hands on this URL will be able to view the pictures.

    For other more secure options see the Photo Stream FAQ and further links

  2. ha14
    October 27, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    If your upload speeds on wifi are too slow iCloud perhaps will not work correctly

    How to Access Pictures From iCloud

    Get help using My Photo Stream

    My Photo Stream FAQ
    When you turn on My Photo Stream on your devices, all new photos you take or import to those devices will automatically upload.
    The photos you upload to My Photo Stream are stored in iCloud for 30 days to give your devices plenty of time to connect and download them.
    ?iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch: Your new photos will appear in the Recently Added album (or My Photo Stream album in iOS 7) in the Photos app.
    ?In iOS 8, My Photo Stream will import the last 30 days of photos to the Recently Added album. Photos older than 30 days are imported to your Photos tab. Get help finding your photos in iOS 8.
    ?In iOS 7, you can find your photos by tapping the Photo Stream tab, then tapping My Photo Stream.