Does that mean that we are bound to start giving away a dollar a month for something else as basic as taking photos on our very own mobile devices?
For the time being, at least until Apple does something about it, I’ve decided to get off the hook.
I activated i Cloud Photo Library, only to realize a few months later that I shouldn’t have. But try storing i Phone backup files, app documents – and now – photos and still fall within the 5 GB limit. i Cloud Photo Library is designed to push photos you take on the i Phone directly to i Cloud so that photos are accessible from any i OS device (or Mac) connected with your account.
i Cloud Photo Library is easily the most seamless way to access photos on all your i OS devices but there is a catch – you must pay. It first came out as a beta feature in i OS 8.1 and has since been around for about a year.
You can enable or disable i Cloud Photo Library from the i Cloud settings on the i Phone.
In i OS 9, I found that it comes automatically enabled.
I wanted to be in control of my photos and to continue keeping a backup on my PC.
The problem pictured above is a white i Phone 3GS that has overheated.The abnormally high levels of heat have discolored the white plastic on the back of the i Phone so that it appears pink.To me it just looks like a apple-and-a-stick approach to make some extra cash at the expense of unsuspecting i OS users. While Photo Stream keeps a number of your latest photos in sync between multiple i OS devices, i Cloud Photo Library syncs all photos you take or have ever taken. Now I had thousands of photos in i Cloud without a viable way of bringing them back to my i Phone or PC.In addition, unlike Photo Stream, i Cloud Photo Library counts against the 5 GB limit. Scroll down to see how I did it I bring my i Phone with me wherever I go. I bet I’m not the only one and I refuse to believe that this is a problem. After a number of dead-ends and a punishing army of notifications for “Not Enough Storage Available” and “Photos no longer updating”, I had no other choice. I unlocked a cornucopia of extra i Cloud storage (50 GB) for an unimportant monthly charge (of ).Albeit, my photos remained in i Cloud, but at least the notifications stopped.This brought me to a question whose answer is the crux of what’s wrong with i Cloud Photo Library: A dollar a month is nothing; for most of us anyways.