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Using albums to sort your photos can be very helpful when you have a lot of them. The problem with normal photo albums is that they don’t sync across all of your iOS devices. The only way to sync photos across multiple devices is through iTunes.
Luckily, there’s a workaround that will allow you to take advantage of iCloud to sync your photo albums to multiple devices. This method utilizes Shared Photo Streams, so make sure you have it enabled in iCloud settings within the Settings app.
If you’d like to learn how to sync photo albums to multiple devices, watch the video or follow the steps below:
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Step 1: Launch the Photos app and tap “Photo Stream” on the black bottom bar. Press the plus sign in the top left corner of the screen to pull up the new Photo Stream dialog box.
Step 2: Tap on the “Name” field and type in a name for your new album, then tap on “Done” in the top right corner.
Step 3: Next, tap on the album from the Photo Stream list and press the “Edit” button in the top right corner. If you’d like to add photos to this album, tap on the “Add” button at the bottom of the screen.
Step 4: Select photos from your camera roll or any other album on your device. Once you’ve selected the photos you’d like to have in this album, tap on “Done” in the top right corner.
If you’re connected to Wi-Fi, the photos will begin to upload to iCloud and sync across all of your devices associated with that iCloud account. If you’d like to delete one of the albums, tap on the blue arrow next to an album in the Photo Stream list and press the “Delete Photo Stream” button.
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