iCloud Photo Library.
Keep every last shot.

When you turn on iCloud Photo Library, every photo you take is automatically uploaded in full resolution. And any edits you make are automatically updated everywhere. iCloud Photo Library helps you save space by replacing photos on your device with smaller versions. And in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, next-generation compression technology lets you keep twice as many photos as before in iCloud. iCloud Photo Sharing makes it easy to share photos and videos with exactly the people you want to see them.

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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, so you can access your photos from any device, anytime you want. You can view a photo from last week or last year, no matter where you are.

Your photos. Uploaded automatically.

iCloud Photo Library is built into the Photos app, so when you’re connected via a mobile network or Wi‑Fi, all the photos and videos you take on iPhone and iPad are automatically uploaded as soon as you finish shooting. And photos and videos imported from your DSLR and action cameras to your Mac or iPad are also uploaded to your iCloud Photo Library.

Fill your library,
not your device.

iCloud Photo Library helps you make the most of the space available by automatically storing the original full-resolution photos and videos in iCloud and leaving behind lightweight versions that are perfectly sized for each device. You’ll always have access to everything on your device, even if you’re offline. And thanks to next-generation photo and video compression technology, photos and videos with the same quality as before now take up half the space.

Organised here, there and everywhere.

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

iCloud Storage

Start with 5GB free. Add more or share a plan with your family.

You get 5GB of free iCloud storage to get started. If you have larger collections of photos, videos or documents, and more devices to back up, you can easily upgrade your storage plan — up to 2TB. And now you can share a 200GB or 2TB iCloud storage plan with the whole family, so each family member won’t need to buy separate plans.

Shareable with family
Shareable with family

To start sharing, 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 favourite 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 Memories 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. 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.

Setting up iCloud is easy.

Whether you’re on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC, getting started with iCloud is simple. For new Apple devices, there’s a setup assistant built in. And for everything else, setup takes just a few quick steps.