I have an iPhone and a MacBook with photo stream turned on.
When I open photos on my MacBook I can see my photos from my iPhone, but I worry that they’ll go away if my phone gets damaged/broken beyond repair.
Are those photos saved to my laptop automatically and permanently? That would be nice!
if not, how can I save my photo stream photos to my MacBook permanently?
You will be able to keep your photos if your iPhone gets severely damaged! I had this worry to, and sure enough my iPhone was damaged but all my photos were saved on my laptop…
But if you are still worried I would recommend this option…
So having an iCloud storage plan will help you have those photos saved forever, even if your iPhone gets damaged beyond repair, I personally have the 50GB plan through iCloud and have over 1,000 and have not used it up. Also, it only costs $0.99 per month. Its a pretty good deal! But it always depends on how many photos you have!
Hope this helps!