back to iPhone from Android, photo sync

al404

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Apr 24, 2011
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Novara, Italy
I guess I will come back to iPhone from Android, but I have a question about photos that is one of the features the I mostly use. I also have an iMac and a MacBook.

On Android space is not a big issue since is possible to use SD cards, I have S7 Edge and I'm gonna get an iPhone 6 32Gb off contract till iPhone 8 will be revealed and then chose what to get on contract.

Now on my S7 I have 32Gb internal + 32Gb external memory but internal memory is used about 20Gb and external about 11Gb almost all of this space is used for photos.

On Android all my photos are automatically backup to google photos in standard resolution ( free of charge ).
I guess that I can do the same thing on iPhone with google photos app.

With iCloud photo stream it should keep my last 1000 photo synced on iCloud and that would be enough for me.

The issue is with photo on device, is it possible to make iPhone keep on the the device a copy of last 1 / 2 years of photos and automatically sync the rest with iPhoto and then delete them from the phone?
 

ZEEN0j

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Sep 29, 2014
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You could consider optimize storage in iCloud photos. This way you keep all photos accessible on your phone. Only recently taken and recently viewed photos are stored on device in full resolution. The rest are low res until viewed. iOS should also swap full res to low res if you need space for something else. Everything is always backed up in full res in iCloud. Deleting a photo from on device deletes to from all devices including iCloud. Deleted photos gets moved to a trashcan and stay there for 30 days before getting deleted completely.
 

al404

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Apr 24, 2011
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Novara, Italy
is not possible to sync and backup the photo older than X days on Photos on mac?
I don't really need to have all my photos with me but I also don't want to backup and delete them manually
 

ANTAWNM26

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Jun 14, 2009
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Ever considered external drives? Look up the sandisk iXpand,it's the closest to an SD card you get with an iPhone.
Please explain how that would help him? He can do the same thing with his pc putting it on the drive won't help his cause because you can't get it to the iPhone
 
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