How to View Shared Photos on the iPad with the iCloud Photo Library

By Nancy C. Muir

You will want to make sure you have an iCloud account set up and ready to go on your iPad. iCloud Photo Library automatically backs up all your photos and videos to the cloud from all your devices that use the same iCloud account.

To turn on the iCloud Photo Library feature and view shared photos, follow these steps:

  1. In Settings, tap Photos & Camera, and then tap the On switch for iCloud Photo Library to post all your photos to this library in the cloud.

  2. Tap Home and then tap the Photos app to open it.

  3. Tap Shared at the bottom to view all photos and videos stored in the iCloud Library.

With all these photos available to you, you’ll need to be able to search your library for the one you want. From the Photos tab, tap the Search button at the top of the screen. A list of so-called “smart” suggestions appears. Tap one of these suggestions or enter the date or time of the photo, a location, or an album name such as “Vacation” in the Search field to locate the photo.