Stream Photos from iOS Device to Mac Screen Saver

Mac OS X Mountain Lion+, iPhoto 11+ and iOS 6+ includes feature of Photo Stream, which means you can automatically send a stream of photos taken on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to your Mac screen saver or to Apple TV when connected to Wi-Fi.

icloud-photo-streamSo, check out the guide below which gives you opportunity to learn that how you can use Photo streaming on Apple devices.

Note: Before proceeding you must remember that Photo Stream feature just works if you have set up iCloud on all or your Apple devices.

Stream Photos from iPhone to Mac Screen Saver

Turn ON Photo Stream in iOS


From Spring board of your iDevice, tap on “Settings” > “iCloud” and toggle the ON/OFF slider followed by “My Photo Stream” to ON state

Enable Photo Stream on Mac in iPhoto

Open iPhoto on Mac, from the left menu click “Photo Stream” and in right panel click “Turn on Photo Stream” button. In result iPhoto will start picking stream of photos taken on iDevice to your Mac

Note:iPhoto will import photos from iDevice until Photo Stream feature is enabled only.

Set Photo Stream to Work as Screen Saver on Mac


Click on “Apple” menu > “System Preferences”


Under “Personal” section, click on “Desktop & Screen Saver” and select “Screen Saver” tab


From left panel choose a slideshow style. In the right panel click “Source” button and chose your photo stream to set as screen saver from the available list of options

See also:
How to Enable iCloud Document Syncing Service
How to Back Up iOS Device with iCloud

3 comments… add one
Lailson February 26, 2013, 5:27 pm

Guys this guide works perfect to stream photos with iCloud from iPad to Apple TV.

Ora March 1, 2013, 11:29 am

No doubt photo streaming is very useful for me on Mac and iPhone.

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