This is the easiest way to share your photos with family and friends using iCloud.
If there’s one thing Apple users will be familiar with, it’s iCloud, the company’s cloud computing and storage service that allows users to save and store photos, notes, passwords, and other data in a secure location.
And one of the other benefits of iCloud is that users can use it to send photos and data to each other, making it easier for Apple users to communicate. It’s worth noting that for this to work, users will need to make sure Shared Albums is turned on. To access Shared Albums, simply go to Settings, click your user ID, and then select Photos under the iCloud section.
If you’re interested in how you can share photos with friends and family via iCloud, be sure to read on.
What you will need:
the short version
- Open the Photos app
- Click the Plus symbol
- Tap New Shared Album
- name the album
- Click Next
- Add the contacts you want to send it to
- Click Create
- Click on the album you just created
- Tap on the largest symbol
- Select the photos you want to share
- Write a message
- press release
Open the Photos app
Unlock your iPhone and click on your Photos app to start the process.
Click the Plus symbol
Click on the blue Plus symbol, it is located in the upper left corner of the screen.
Tap New Shared Album
Of the three options presented in the drop-down menu, click New Shared Album.
name the album
Give the album you are creating a name, as this will help keep your photos organized and show your friends and family what the album will mean.
Once you have named the album, click the blue Next button.
Type the name of the contacts you want to add to this album. You can add as many people as you like, though to send the message you’ll need to make sure you add people who are Apple users, as it won’t work for Android users.
Click the blue Create button to continue.
Click on the album you just created
Click the album you just created again to add photos to it.
Tap on the largest symbol
Click the big blue Plus symbol on the screen.
Select the photos you want to share
Select all the photos you want to share in your new album.
Write a message
Write a message to accompany your photos if you wish. You can leave this space blank if you don’t want to write anything.
Hit the blue Post button to post and share your album with people in your contact list.
You can share iCloud photos with people who don’t use an Apple device, though the method will look different than the one shown here since iCloud was created with the idea of sharing across Apple devices and not Android.