Accessing photos from other devices is a common request for iPhone owners. While you can use a service like Dropbox to sync your photos to other devices, you can also take advantage of a feature in iCloud called Photo Stream. Turning on the iCloud Photo Stream will cause your iPhone to upload all of your pictures to iCloud, where they will be synced with your other iOS devices.
If this syncing is not currently occurring for you, then the Photo Stream upload setting might not be enabled on your iPhone. Our guide below will show you where to find and enable it so that you can automatically upload pictures to Photo Stream from your iPhone 7.
How to Sync Your iPhone 7 Photos With Other Devices Using Photo Stream
The steps in this guide were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10.2. These steps are going to cause the pictures that you take on your iPhone to upload to your iCloud Photo Stream, where they will be synced with your other Apple devices that share the same iCloud account.
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Scroll down and touch the iCloud option.
Step 3: Select the Photos option.
Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Upload to My Photo Stream to turn this setting on.
This is also going to give you the option to upload burst photos to your iCloud account as well. You can elect to leave that off or turn it on, depending upon your preferences. Note that Your photos will not be uploaded to iCloud unless you are connected to Wi-Fi.
Are all of the pictures on your iPhone taking up the majority of your storage space, but you don’t want to delete them? Check out our guide to freeing up space on an iPhone for a few different apps and locations where you can delete some unwanted files from your iPhone and make room for additional content.
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