iCloud Photo Library

iCloud Photo Library stores every photo and video you take, and keeps them up to date on all your devices. Any edits you make are automatically updated everywhere. iCloud Photo Sharing makes it easy to share photos and videos with exactly the people you want to see them. Create a shared album and invite friends and family to add their photos and video clips as often as they want. And you can even take your entire photo collection everywhere without using up all the storage space on your iPhone.

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You’re never without your camera.
Now you’ll never be without your photos.

Every photo and video you take lives in iCloud — giving you the freedom to access your library from any device, anytime you want. So you can view a photo from last week or last year no matter where you are.

Access all your photos from anywhere.

iCloud Photo Library automatically keeps all your photos in the cloud, so you can access them on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, on iCloud.com, or download them to your PC. And when you edit a picture using Photos, your changes are uploaded to iCloud and visible everywhere. Just go to iCloud settings, tap Photos, and enable iCloud Photo Library.

Organized here, there, and everywhere.

iCloud Photo Library keeps your photos and videos organized into Moments, Collections, and Years across all your devices — and even on the web. You can mark favorites, create albums, or drag photos into a custom order. And now Photos can turn them into unforgettable experiences called Memories, displaying the best images in your collections in stunning slideshows.

Fill your library, not your device.

Now you can spend more time shooting pictures and less time managing them. iCloud Photo Library helps you make the most of the space available on your Apple devices by automatically storing the original high-resolution photos and videos in iCloud and leaving behind the lightweight versions that are perfectly sized for each device — taking up only as much space as needed. You get 5GB of iCloud storage free, and other storage plans start at $0.99 per month.

Always original.
Down to every last pixel.

When you save photos and videos to iCloud Photo Library, your memories are always kept exactly as you took them. All your images are held in their original formats at full resolution — JPEG, RAW, PNG, GIF, TIFF, and MP4, as well as special formats you capture with your iPhone, like slo-mo, time-lapse, 4K videos, and Live Photos. And any edits you make are reversible, so you can always go back to your original shot in iCloud.

iCloud Storage Plans

You get 5GB of free storage in iCloud and you have the option to choose a plan for up to 2TB. More iCloud storage means more space to store your photos, videos, documents, and apps, so they’re always available from any device. iCloud Photo Library and iCloud Drive can also help free up space on your devices. You can upgrade your storage option right from your Mac or iOS device.

5GB Free
50GB $0.99/month
200GB $2.99/month
2TB $9.99/month

To get started, all it takes is a snapshot and some friends.

With iCloud Photo Sharing, you can create a shared album to control who sees what — because sometimes you only want to share your photos with the people who truly appreciate them. Simply choose a photo (or photos) to start with and invite a few friends to join in, make comments, and even add their own shots.

Create a shared album.

Start a shared album for an event or period of time, like a dinner party or an entire football season.

Invite who you want.

Invite up to 100 of your favorite people. Adding friends is as easy as clicking a contact.

Add photos with ease.

To post photos and videos, just tap iCloud Photo Sharing in your share sheet.

All the updates to your shared photos. All in one place.

With the Activity View in Photos, you can see all the updates to your shared albums at a glance, no matter which device you’re on. Quickly swipe through to browse the latest photos, videos, and comments. You can even make a few comments of your own.

People View

Easily manage subscribers, contributors, notification settings, invitations, and more.

Activity View

See the latest updates to all your photo streams at a glance. Add new photos or comments.

Real-time notifications

When someone joins your album, posts a photo, or makes a comment, you’ll be the first to know.

See your shared albums on the big screen.

Apple TV makes it easy to view and share all the photos and videos from your iCloud Photo Library, including your Memories and shared albums, displaying them in impressive fashion on your HDTV. You can even enjoy the Live Photos you take with your iPhone on the big screen. It’s a great way to turn your life’s best moments into the life of the party.