iOS 8 lost photos

Is there any truth to the rumours that upgrading to iOS 8 can delete all your photos?

Think I'll do an iTunes backup just to be safe!

Do iCloud backups include photos?

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JanSt / MOD  Oct. 1, 2014 at 16:33

iCloud backups include your camera roll IF you enabled that. But: pics you synced to different albums are not backed up.
I have so far updated 5 devices to iOS 8 - NONE lost any content.
But: you SHOULD always back up before you update the OS, and: update via iTunes. Over the air updates sound convenient, but there are loads of disadvantages.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 4, 2014 at 00:08

Sorry... I was asleep when I posted the above...
I forgot the iPhoto issue. With iOS 8 the iPhoto app goes poof. Discontinued in favour of a 1 gallery app with more features. And what happened is: people lost their iPhoto projects, albums, events etc... Not their gallery or camera photos, but all their iPhoto stuff. Which, if you're a Mac user and used to iPhoto can be a real bummer.

So, apologies - yes, people did lose pics....


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