iCloud Photos is tightly integrated with Apple devices and works well with the native Photos App on iPhone, iPad and Mac. You will find below the steps to Upload Photos From iPhone to iCloud Photos.
Upload Photos From iPhone to iCloud Photos
Before uploading Photos to iCloud Photos, you need to make sure that you have enough storage space available in your iCloud Account.
Limited 5 GB storage space as available in Free iCloud Account is not going to be enough for storing all your Photos and Videos in iCloud Photos.
If you are thinking in terms of keeping all your Photos and Videos on iCloud, you can buy more iCloud storage space from Apple at very affordable rates (50 GB for $1.29/month).
1. Upload Photos From iPhone to iCloud Photos
All that is required to upload Photos from iPhone to iCloud Photos is to simply turn ON iCloud Photos option on your device.
Once iCloud Photos is enabled, all the Photos that you shoot on your device will be automatically uploaded to iCloud Photos.
1. Open Settings on your iPhone, scroll down and tap on the Photos.
2. On the Photos screen, enable iCloud Photos by moving the toggle to ON Position.
On the same screen, you can choose either to ‘Optimize iPhone Storage’ or to ‘Download and Keep Originals’ option.
Optimize iPhone Storage: If you choose this option, original Photos on your device will be replaced with optimized or compressed versions. A Copy of Full resolution images will be stored in iCloud
Download and Keep Originals: Original full resolution images will be kept both on iCloud and also on the internal storage of your iPhone.
2. Upload Photos From Mac to iCloud Photos
Follow the steps below to Upload Photos from Mac to iCloud Photos.
1. Open the Photos app on your Mac.
2. Click on the Photos tab in top menu-bar and select Preferences… in the drop-down menu.
3. On the next screen, click on iCloud tab and check iCloud Photos option.
Once you select iCloud Photos option, the Photos App will begin the process of uploading all the Photos from your Mac to iCloud Photos.
On the same screen, you can select any of the following options.
Download Originals to Mac: Select this option to keep a copy of original Photos & Videos on Mac, in addition to those uploaded to iCloud.
Optimize Mac Storage: Original full resolution Photos on Mac will be replaced with compressed or optimized versions to save storage space.
iCloud Photo Sharing: Allows you to create a Shared Folder on iCloud to share photos with your family and friends.
Advantages of iCloud Photos
The main advantage of iCloud Photos is that it allows you to access all your photos from any device and from anywhere in the world.
Photos that you upload from iPhone to iCloud Photos get automatically synced across all your iCloud enabled devices.
For example, if you take new Photos on iPhone, the Photos will become available on your iPad, Mac and Windows PC.
Also, iCloud Photos allows you to take as many photos as you want on iPhone, without having to worry about the storage capacity of your device.
If your iPhone becomes full while shooting Photos, you can simply delete Photos from your device and they will still be available in iCloud Photos.