Now that your account is created you’ll need to give applications permission to use it before any photos will be able to download.
Again, this is every simple. If you’re using an older version of OS X than the most recent Yosemite update, you’ll still have iPhoto. Launch it on your Mac and look in the left hand column where you’ll find the Library, Recent and Sharing categories.
Under the latter is iCloud, click on this and then select the Use iCloud option.
If you’ve updated to the latest version of Yosemite, you’ll find that there is a new icon in your Dock that looks just like the Photos icon on your iPhone. That’s the new Photos app that replaces both iPhoto and Aperture. (
Find out more here).
Launch it and if you want to set up just My Photo Stream and not iCloud Photo Library (you can always change your mind later), click skip when Apple asks you to sign up.
Now, go to Photos > Preferences in the navigation bar at the top of your screen, and click iCloud, then tick My Photo Stream.
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