Delete photos from the iPhone but not from iCloud Drive

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by wilip, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. wilip macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2014
    Is it me or GM still isn't this what it should be half a week before the release?
    I have bought additional 200 gigs on iCloud Drive to have all my photos stored there, but I don't get it - let's say I have a Mac (Yosemite), iPad and iPhone (both running GM and with iCloud Photo Library turned on). Now when I delete a photo from the iPhone it says that it will be also deleted from other synced devices - is there a way (or at least is it planned) to e.g. remove photos from the iPhone and still have them backed up on the iCloud?
    What's now it doesn't completely make sense to me. iCloud Photo Library in this point only lets you share all the media between your devices until you have them deleted.
  2. TC03 macrumors 65816

    Aug 17, 2008
    iCloud Drive won't be launched yet. It will be in an update coming next month or so.

    However I agree that I don't get how it works. Suppose I have 3 GB of photos and want to get rid of them on my iPhone. How do I do this? No clue.
  3. wilip thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2014
    At least I'm not alone, thanks. Hope it will change with time, not worth 4 bucks at the moment.
  4. FreeState, Sep 14, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2014

    FreeState macrumors 68000


    Jun 24, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    Read the release notes:

    If you installed Beta 5 on the device, you should erase the device after installing the GM Seed. (Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings).
    iCloud Photo Library requires the GM Seed.
    Maintain a backup of your photo library before enabling and while using iCloud Photo Library beta by:
    Importing to your Mac using iPhoto
    Importing to your Mac using Image Capture
    iCloud Photo Library beta will not download photos and videos that were synced to your device from iTunes.
    iPhoto for iOS will not launch on iOS 8 Beta. Launching will migrate your iPhoto edits to the iOS 8 Photo Library. Make sure your iPhoto for iOS data is included in your device backup.

    Edit to add that the OS automatically deletes local copies of photos when storage is needed, its not something the user controls. The phone will delete them if needed for space.
  5. Lucky Betty macrumors newbie

    Lucky Betty

    Jul 6, 2015
    You can try Camory, a ultimate cloud camera app. It can back up more photos than iCloud and more quickly. Then you can delete all photos on the phone. You can keep your photos on Camory , you can even take 1 billion of photos .it will never run out any space of your phone, . View and manage your photos more conveniently!

    Just hava try:

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