Apple’s ‘My Picture Stream’ Service Shutting Down in July 2023


Apple’s “My Picture Stream” service is set to close down on July 26, 2023, which suggests prospects who’re nonetheless utilizing that function might want to transition to utilizing iCloud Images previous to that date.

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My Picture Stream is a free service that uploads the final 30 days of pictures (as much as 1,000) to iCloud, making them accessible on the iPhone, iPad, iPod contact, Mac, and PC. It predates ‌iCloud Images‌ and has largely been changed by the ‌iCloud Images‌ service at this level.

Going ahead, Apple plans to have all prospects use ‌iCloud Images‌ as a substitute of My Picture Stream. New photograph uploads to My Picture Stream will cease on June 26, 2023, and pictures will stay in ‌iCloud‌ as normal for 30 days till the shutdown level.

As a result of all the pictures in My Picture Stream are saved of their unique format on not less than one Apple gadget, there is not a hazard of pictures being misplaced as a part of the shutdown course of. Apple recommends that customers who need to have their pictures on a specific gadget save them to the Picture Library on that gadget previous to July 26.

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Photos in My Picture Stream may be saved to the Images app on the ‌iPhone‌ by opening up ‌Images‌, going to the My Picture Stream album, deciding on particular person pictures, and utilizing the Share button to avoid wasting them to the Library. The method is similar on the Mac, however you’ll need to pull pictures from My Picture Stream to the Library.

Apple means that ‌iPhone‌, ‌iPad‌, and Mac customers activate ‌iCloud Images‌ to view their pictures and movies throughout their units. ‌iCloud Images‌ is obtainable on iPhones and iPads working iOS 8.3 or later and Macs working OS X Yosemite or later.