Although Apple's My Photo Stream is available before the iCloud Photo Library, it remains available and provides much of the benefit you can get with the iCloud Photo Library without spending a penny. My photostream stores the last 30 days of photos (up to 1
Enabling My Photo Stream
Activating My Photo Stream requires only a few taps. To start, open the Settings app and tap the Photos option.
Then turn on the "My Photo Stream" button.
My photo stream is now activated. You may find that your device is warming up and consuming a little more battery while uploading your photos. This is completely normal and ends as soon as the first upload is completed.
Accessing photos stored in my photo stream
When My Photo Stream is enabled, viewing your photos is easy. To get started, open the Photo app and tap the Albums button at the bottom of the screen.
Here are photos from the last 30 days (up to 1,000).
Please note that with the iCloud Photo Library enabled, all new photos will be displayed in the All Photos section of the photo app. In this scenario, no album named "My Photo Streams" will be displayed. In fact, My Photo Streams is no longer required when the iCloud Photo Library is enabled.