Setup iCloud Photo Library for iPhone 6

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    Press the Home button at the bottom of the phone to turn the screen on and display the lock screen.
    Alternatively, press the Lock button on the right side of the phone.
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    Swipe from left to right and enter a passcode or, if the option is enabled, press a finger on the Home button to use the fingerprint scanner to unlock the phone.
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    Tap the Settings icon to open the Settings app.
    The Settings icon is a gray icon with a series of gears on it. This will open the general settings.
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    Scroll down and tap "iCloud" to enter the iCloud settings.
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    Tap "Photos" to open the Photos panel of the iCloud settings.
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    Enable the iCloud Photo Library by tapping the switch to the right of "iCloud Photo Library".
    The option is enabled with the switch is on the right, and the switch is green. Once the iCloud Photo Library is enabled, it will store the entire photo library on the phone in the cloud. This means our photo library will be accessible from all of our devices.
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    We will now see a progress bar and two options.
    In this example, there are 282 items to upload to the cloud. We can watch this bar to determine how much of the photo library has been uploaded to the cloud.
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    The two options are to "Optimize iPhone Storage" or "Download and Keep Originals".
    Optimizing our iPhone storage means that the photos are uploaded to iCloud where we can access them and download them from anywhere we like, and the copies on the phone are replaced with lower resolution photos. This means that if we were to take a photo that is 8 megabytes, that photo is uploaded to the cloud. However, our phone would have an optimized version of the photo, which might only be 400-800 kilobytes. This helps to ensure the storage on the phone is used as efficiently as possible and allows us to have more photos on the phone than we would normally be able to have. Checking "Optimize iPhone Storage" will allow us to take high-resolution photos that will be uploaded to the cloud, and our phone will retain a smaller, lower quality version of that photo.
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    This concludes the tutorial on how to set up the iCloud Photo Library for the iPhone 6.
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