In this article we will understand how to watch photos or videos downloaded to iCloud from a computer or iPhone, as well as analyze storage settings and organize albums in it.
This article is suitable for all iPhone Xs / Xr / X / 8/7/6/5 and Plus models on iOS 12. On older versions, the menu items and hardware support specified in the article may or may not be present.
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Configure iCloud Storage
Before we view the photos and other files through Aikloud, you need to enable synchronization, as well as activate a number of functions in the gadget settings. Follow these steps to configure the cloud on your Apple device:
Go to the iCloud section.
In the proposed list, select the information that you want to synchronize with the servers.
Now we carry out detailed adjustment of photo synchronization.
We choose the most suitable method: “Optimization of storage on the iPhone.” This will save memory on the device, since during the activation of this option all taken photos will automatically be sent to iCloud servers and deleted from the gadget’s memory. If you select “Save Originals”, the created images will be stored on the Iclode servers and in the device’s memory.
You can also activate the option “Upload to my photo stream”. In this case, new photos will automatically begin to be sent to all other gadgets that are synchronized with your account.
Turn on the option “Upload photo of series”. Only selected photos will be sent to other devices synchronized with yours.
Now we’ll activate the “Sharing Iklode photo” to showcase my photos to other users of the repository. Also provides the ability to view pictures of other users.
Only 5 GB of memory in the cloud is available by default. When they are full, during an attempt to synchronize gadgets with iCloud, a notification will be displayed that there is not enough space.
If you see that 5 GB is not enough for you, then you should go back to the general list with the settings and go to the "Basic" tab.
We open the subsection "Statistics".
We pass to the section "iCloud Storage".
Click on "Change storage plan."
A list of available location packages will be displayed in the cloud storage. Choose the one that suits you the most in accordance with the cost / GB criteria, click the Buy button, and then follow the instructions that appear on the screen.
After making all iCloud settings and synchronizing the device with cloud servers, you can watch all the photos through any of your gadgets.
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View photos and videos in the cloud via iPhone
Viewing multimedia files is accompanied by the following actions:
Click on the icon of the program “Photos”.
The application opens, where there will be three sections: “Albums”. All photos are divided into groups, "General". available photos for all users, "Photos". all photos contained on the servers Iklood.
View photos in video in iCloud from a computer
ICloud.com contains all your iCloud video and photo libraries. To open it, you need to go to the site, enter your login ID, password from your Apple ID.
- We go to the site https://www.icloud.com on the computer.
- In the list that appears, select the "Photo" icon.
If you open your photos in this way for the first time, then this may take some time.
Manually upload videos and photos to iCloud.com
- In the “Photos” application, click on the icon for downloading videos and photos (a cloud and an arrow in it)
On your computer, select the necessary files and wait for the download to complete.
How to create and add photos (videos) on iCloud.com to albums
In the iCloud web version, you can manage video and photo albums:
On iCloud.com in the Photos application, select a video or photo, and then click on the plus icon (if you hover over it, “Add to album” will be displayed).
Select or create an album in which you want to add the selected file.
To rename an album, click on its name. To delete an album, go to the Albums menu in the slide bar, then select the desired one and click on the Trash can icon.
Deleting photos and videos
- We open a folder or album before choosing a video or photo to delete, or double-click on a single video or photo.
- Click on the “Delete” button.
Deleted photos and videos are moved to the Recently Deleted album, where they will remain for 30 days. Then, from all your gadgets on which Media Library Iclude is configured, the files will be permanently deleted.
Recover deleted videos and photos
Deleted videos and photos in the last 30 days can be restored on any iOS gadget or on iCloud.com:
- Click on the recently deleted album in the sidebar to view its contents.
- Select the videos and photos that need to be restored.
- Click on the “Restore” button.