icloud photo beta

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by p4594spa, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. p4594spa macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I thought the Icloud photo beta was going to keep the photos out on the cloud and free-up the space on my iPhone. I have Icloud photo beta turned on for about two weeks. Itunes still shows the photos taking up space on the iPhone. Did I misunderstand what it does?
     
  2. compwiz1202 macrumors regular

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    May 20, 2010
    #2
    You have to pick the choice in settings to just keep thumbnails on your device.
     
  3. Mac-lover3 macrumors 6502

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    #3
    Well iCloud Photo Library is a kind of back-up, if you don't want the full resolution photo you go to: Settings -> iCloud ->Photos -> Download and Keep Originals
    For lower resolution but less space taking Photos: Settings ->iCloud ->Photos -> Optimise iPhone Storage: This is probably the one you want.
     

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