In a recent report by the NY Post, Apple has announced a significant change to its photos feature that will require iPhone users to take prompt action. The tech giant is set to permanently retire the My Photo Stream album in July, which has been a convenient way to store and access pictures taken within the last 30 days automatically.
As of June 26, My Photo Stream has stopped uploading new pictures, and on July 26, all media stored in the album will be permanently deleted as Apple discontinues its services.
However, users need not panic as there is a solution to prevent the loss of their pictures. Apple states that users can find their My Photo Stream pictures on iCloud for 30 days from the date they were uploaded. These pictures will remain available on devices where My Photo Stream is enabled.
To ensure the preservation of their pictures, iPhone users should follow these steps:
- Open the My Photo Stream album in the camera roll.
- Save the pictures to the device or to iCloud.
Apple clarifies on its support page, “The photos in My Photo Stream are already stored on at least one of your devices, so as long as you have the device with your originals, you won’t lose any photos as part of this process.”
For users who want to retain a photo that is not in their library on their iPhone, iPad, or Mac, it is necessary to save it to the library on that specific device. However, for those utilizing iCloud, there is no cause for concern as the photos will be safely stored.
As Apple prepares to retire the My Photo Stream feature, it is important for iPhone users to take the recommended steps to safeguard their precious memories. By acting promptly and following the instructions provided by Apple, users can ensure that their photos remain intact and easily accessible on their devices or through iCloud.