How to share photos with temporary iCloud links on iPhone and iPad

iOS 12 allows you to share photos with a temporary iCloud link from iPhone and iPad. It's convenient and faster than traditional methods. With this method you can share specific images for your friends, even those who don't use iOS devices.

IOS 12 version allows you to share photos with temporary iCloud links from iPhone and iPad. It's convenient and faster than traditional methods. With this method you can share specific images for your friends, even those who don't use iOS devices.

This link will automatically be canceled after 30 days. However, you can also cancel them before they expire.

How to share photos with Expiring Link on iPhone

Before starting, you need to turn on iCloud Photos on your iOS device. Just go to Settings> Apple ID account> iCloud> Photos> then turn on the switch next to iCloud Photos.

Step 1. Open Photos app on iOS device.

Step 2. Now, select the image you want to share and click the Share button.

Step 3. Next, select Copy Link in the sharing panel.

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Step 4. Wait for the link to be created. Link creation time will depend on file size.

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Step 5. When the link has been successfully copied to the clipboard, you can share the link using your preferred media. It is similar to sharing any link. For example, you can open the Messages application and paste the link into a text field. Then press send as usual.

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How to receive shared photos

On Android devices or iOS devices not running iOS 12 and computers

When you click on the link, you will be redirected to icloud.com. Here, all submitted images will appear. You can select the Download option to download these images to the device. Besides, you can also select or deselect images before pressing the download button.

On iOS devices running iOS 12

When clicking on the link, will you get a popup "Open"? 'Sender name' shared this . You will join as 'Your name'. You just need to click Open. The shared images will be available in the For You section of the Photos app. Select the 'Add All' option to add images to the library.

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To add a photo to the library, tap on the image you like and then press the 'Add to the Librar' button.

How to copy shared photo links

If you want to share the same photo with other friends, you don't need to repeat the above steps. (within 30 days of creating the link).

Step 1. Open the Photos app on your iOS device> tab For You > Recently Shared.

Step 2. Click on the photo group.

Step 3. Next, click the menu button at the top right and select Copy Link.

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Finally share the link via favorite media.

How to prevent friends from seeing shared photos

You open the Photos app> tab For You > Recently Shared > select a group of photos. Touch the menu button at the top right and select Stop Sharing .

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With iOS 12, sharing photos on iPhone is much more convenient, you can easily share photo collections of recent travel trips, photo of new technology events to attend, photo of school, . with friends without email or other cloud storage tools.

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