Differences of My Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Library

Q

What are the differences between My Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Library?

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A

My Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Library are two independent services provided by your iCloud account.

Here are main differences between My Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Library:

  • iCloud Photo Library permenantly mirrors your photo collections among your local devices, while My Photo Stream temporarily collects and distributes your latest photos among your local devices.
  • iCloud Photo Library supports photos, videos and Live Photos, while My Photo Stream supports only photos.
  • iCloud Photo Library uses your iCloud storage allocation (5 GB by default), while My Photo Stream does not use your iCloud storage allocation, and it's unlimited.
  • iCloud Photo Library keeps photos in iCloud forever, while My Photo Stream keeps photos in iCloud for only 30 days.

 

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