Any way to back up all my photos and also start brand new?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Kendo, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. Kendo macrumors 68000

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    Basically, I have 4 years worth of photos. I currently have 12GB worth of photos and videos. I want to back them up onto iCloud and have them there for historical purposes (kinda like how we keep old family albums in the closet) but I don't want them on my iPhone 6. I want to have my iPhone 6 empty so that I can start a new collection of pictures and videos.

    Is there any way to do this?
     
  2. indefinitekarma macrumors member

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    iCloud Drive has a folder based interface on Mac, so you could download all your pictures to your Mac and then drop them in the iCloud Drive folder and should be good to go.
     
  3. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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  4. indefinitekarma macrumors member

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    :confused:
     
  5. Piertown macrumors member

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    just put them in iCloud drive not photos
     
  6. indefinitekarma macrumors member

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    You mean exactly what I suggested in my first reply to the OP?
     
  7. Kendo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So from what I gather, transfer all photos to Mac, delete all photos on my iPhone, and then backup my iPhone to iCloud with an empty camera roll?
     
  8. Piertown macrumors member

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    yes exactly that
     
  9. indefinitekarma macrumors member

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    Transfer photos to Mac, put them in iCloud Drive folder.

    It doesn't matter what you do after that you can delete the stuff from your iPhone if you wish.
     
  10. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    Never said he had to turn icloud photo library back on when he restored the phone

    :cool:
     

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