The previous versions of iOS contained a My Photo Stream feature that enabled users to share photos across various devices running on iOS. It was not that much efficient and consumed large amounts of storage space as well as the inaccessibility of the photos after some time. Apple released the iCloud Photo Library later that enabled users to store their photos on the cloud and share it with multiple iOS devices.

It is a great feature available in your iPad running on the latest iOS versions. All your photos will get automatically synchronized by the iCloud Photo Library after they are captured. You can view these photos on all the other devices that have the iCloud Photo Library enabled. Below is how to enable the iCloud Photo Library on your iPad.

Turning on iCloud Photo Library

One of the first things to do while enabling this feature is to ensure that the iCloud Photo Library service is turned on. This feature is best enjoyed if your tablet is updated with the latest version of iOS. To turn on iCloud Photo Library service, open the Settings app, navigate the menu, and select the iCloud option. Tap on the Photos option in the iCloud settings and toggle the button left of the iCloud Photo Library to On position for enabling this feature in your device.

Configuring iCloud Photo Library

When you open the Photos in the iCloud settings, there will be a lot of options to configure this service for use in your device. You can set this options depending upon your preferences. The Optimize iPad Storage option will set the device to download thumbnail versions of the images when the device is running out of storage space.

You can enable the Upload to My Photo Stream option to synchronize the images to get displayed fully across multiple devices. Moreover, you can also turn on the iCloud Photo Sharing option if you wish to create custom photo albums to share with your friends.

Viewing Photos in the iCloud Photo Library

It is much easier to view the photos that are stored in your iCloud Photo Library. The images that you have taken on other iOS devices will appear in the camera roll of your iPad. If you have set the Optimize iPad Storage option, the camera roll will display thumbnail-sized images and you can download the full-sized photo by tapping on it.

There is also the option to view the photos on your Mac or PC. You can open the Photos app on your Mac to view the photos just like on your iPad. To view on a Windows PC, you can view the photos by opening the iCloud Photos section in the File Explorer.

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