iCloud Photo Library on iOS 8 or later lets you store all your photos and videos in iCloud keeping them seamlessly in sync across all devices. If you make any changes with your photos in your iPhone, they will be automatically available in all devices running iOS 8 or later. That’s how easy it has got to store all your photos and videos and easily get them without any hassle!
However, there are a few things which you must keep in mind before enabling iCloud Photo Library.
- iCloud Photo Library is still in beta so you may face some bugs.
- When you enable it, all your photos which are synced with iTunes or PC will be removed.
- Your iPhone/iPad must be running iOS 8 or later if you want to enable it.
Come what may, you have decided to go on with iCloud Photo Library.
How To Enable iCloud Photo Library in iOS 8 On iPhone/iPad
Step #1. Launch Settings
Step #2. Tap on iCloud
Step #3. Tap on Photos
Step #4. Turn on iCloud Photo Library
Step #5. If you have photos synced with iTunes or PC, you will get a prompt. The prompt will suggest you that by enabling iCloud Photo Library, all your photos synced with iTunes or PC will be removed. In order to continue with the process, you have to tap on Confirm.
That’s it! If you don’t want iCloud Photo Library, you can disable it by repeating all the above mentioned steps and then turning it off.
The photo library frees up a lot of space generally occupied by high resolution photos or videos by converting them into lightweight, device-optimized versions. You can store photos or videos here up to 5 GB for free. There are many plans for storage like from 20 GB to 1 TB.