How to force ios to download all icloud photos locally?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by chfilm, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. chfilm macrumors 65816

    chfilm

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    Hi,

    In my understanding, when I have icloud photos activated and tell it to keep originals instead of optimizing the memory of my ipad, shouldnt it be downloading all the photos?

    Or how can I do this?
     
  2. cynics macrumors G3

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  3. Paco II macrumors 65816

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    I believe that setting applies to photos originating on the phone. Photos added to IPL from elsewhere will not automatically be downloaded to your phone until you view them on your phone.

     
  4. chfilm thread starter macrumors 65816

    chfilm

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    Actually I think they did download overnight. So problem solved :)
     
  5. Paco II macrumors 65816

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    Not just the thumbnails? Interesting!

     
  6. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

    simon lefisch

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    Incorrect. All photos in your IPL will be downloaded to your device.
     
  7. Paco II macrumors 65816

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    What will happen if your photo library is larger than your phones storage capacity?

     
  8. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

    simon lefisch

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    Not sure about that one. I would assume it would download what it can? Or maybe tell you to optimize the photos so it can fit on the device. I don't have that big of a library (yet). Maybe someone who has a large library could chime in on that one.
     

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