Apple’s “My Picture Stream” is ready to close down on July 26, 2023, Apple introduced on its assist website on Friday.
iCloud Pictures, which is accessible on iPhones and iPads working iOS 8.3 or later and Macs working OS X Yosemite or later, is My Picture Streams’ alternative.
As Macrumors notes, Apple plans for all My Picture Stream customers to shift to iCloud Pictures earlier than July 26, with an Apple assist web page stating: “iCloud Pictures is the easiest way to maintain the images and movies you’re taking updated throughout all of your gadgets and safely saved in iCloud.”
The transition to iCloud Pictures begins a month earlier, on June 26, when new photograph uploads to My Picture Stream from iOS gadgets will cease. They are going to stay on the service for 30 days earlier than the service is totally shut down.
As each picture and video uploaded to iCloud by way of My Picture Stream is saved in its authentic decision and format on not less than one Apple machine, customers shall be happy to know that they received’t lose cherished images.
If, nonetheless, you need to entry a photograph uploaded to iCloud by way of My Picture Stream on a selected machine, Apple recommends saving it to that machine’s Picture Library previous to July 26. That is carried out by opening up the Pictures app on an iPhone, going to the My Picture Stream album, selecting particular person images, and utilizing the Share button to avoid wasting them to the Library.
My Picture Stream is at the moment out there on iPads, or iPod contact with iOS 5.1 or later, Apple TV HD, or 2nd or third technology Apple TVs with tvOS 5.0 or later, and PC with Home windows 7 and iCloud for Home windows.