Do you know that your photos stored in My Photo Stream in iCloud are not part of your iCloud Backups. iCloud stores the photos that you uploaded to My Photo Stream for 30 days. If you want to keep these photos on your device and make them part of your backups, then save these photos to your Photo Library, Camera Roll or another album. Make sure that My Photo Stream is turned ON to view a My Photo Stream album. If you are using use iCloud Photo Library, then the My Photo Stream folder is removed. To recover your photos from Photo Library to an iPhone, the iCloud backup must be from an iPhone only.
To turn ON My Photo Stream on iOS device, go to "Settings" and tap "iCloud" and then tap "Photos". Move the slider from left to right to turn ON "My Photo Stream".
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