“If you don’t want your private photos online, or the photos of your kids or family or anything at all, that’s fine too,” Ritchie writes. “Turn off iCloud backup for your photos and keep them private.”
“iCloud Photo Library syncs every photo you take on your iPhone up to Apple’s servers and then syncs it back down to any other Apple devices you have logged into the same account. That includes personal, private, even intimate photos,” Ritchie writes. “So, if your camera roll if filled up with photos you don’t want on Apple’s servers — or anyone else’s servers, you can turn off iCloud Photo Library. You’ll lose you backup, but you might decide the piece of mind is worth it.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Apple makes sharing photos and videos very easy; too easy in some cases, depending on the contents of the photographs and videos.
As we wrote back in August 2017: We’re hoping Apple will just allow us to truly hide and password protect photos and videos right in the Photos app, or even in the camera app (via, for example, a lock/unlock icon in the Camera app where “locked” signifies that you’re currently shooting password-protected photo/video that will not be shared via My Photo Stream and that will be locked in iCloud Photo Library).
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