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iPhone users warned as Apple announce they’ll permanently delete some people’s photos this month

iPhone users warned as Apple announce they’ll permanently delete some people’s photos this month

You might want to check your photo library to make sure nothing's missing

iPhone users might want to check their photos to make sure they're all still there as Apple is bringing an end to a service which might see some people's pictures permanently deleted.

It's always best to just check and be safer than sorry as the tech giant is winding down the 'My Photo Stream' service and by the end of the month it'll be gone, along with any photos still on it.

'My Photo Stream' automatically stores pictures you take for 30 days so you can see them and import them to another device within that window of time and up until 26 June it was still doing that so you might still have pictures on there.

Absolutely everything involved with this service will go on 26 July when the system gets shut down for good, so now's the time to check and ensure all the pictures you want to keep are stored securely.

While the imminent demise of the Photo Stream shouldn't render your pictures gone from the original device that took them (your phone, we're guessing) lots of people use the service to transfer pictures between devices, and that's where they might get lost.

You might want to just hop on the old iPhone there and make sure your photos aren't going to be lost.

To save the photos you want to save get onto your phone and go to your Photos app, then jump into My Photo Stream if you've got it and pick out the pictures that you want to keep and save them to your photo library.

If you've got iCloud Photos then this all should have happened automatically, but there are still plenty of Apple users who are on the older software or just have the iCloud stuff switched off.

If you're using Photo Stream then now is as good a time as any to get in there and properly save all the pictures you want to keep because it's not going to take on any more images and it all goes on 26 July.

Launched in 2011, My Photo Stream was the way Apple customers kept a consistent library of photos across all devices and was part of iCloud.

Photo Stream would let you have your most recent 1,000 photos taken in the last 30 days but it's since been superseded by iCloud Photos which has no limit.

Quick check of the photo stream, save the ones you want, all should be well.

"My Photo Stream is scheduled to be shut down on July 26, 2023," Apple's support page explains of this recent development.

"As part of this transition, new photo uploads to My Photo Stream from your devices will stop one month before, on June 26, 2023."

"If a photo you want isn't already in your library on a particular iPhone, iPad, or Mac, make sure that you save it to your library on that device."

So there you go, just be safe and check because you'd hate to realise you've lost that lovely picture you took.

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Topics: Technology, Apple, iPhone