iCloud Photo Library: Still Taking Up Space?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by invisiblegt, May 5, 2015.

  1. invisiblegt macrumors member

    Mar 21, 2013
    I apologize if this question has been asked before, but...

    I have iCloud Photo Library turned on. I have it set to optimize storage, but, for some reason, photos are still taking up over a gig of space on my iPad and iPhone.

    I know there is probably some little thing I'm overlooking, or some switch I haven't flipped, but I can't seem to find it.
  2. Simplicated macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2008
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    This is normal. Downloaded photos stay downloaded until the OS thinks you're running out of space.
  3. Yun0 macrumors 65816


    Jun 12, 2013
    Winnipeg, Canada
  4. gsmornot, May 6, 2015
    Last edited: May 8, 2015

    gsmornot macrumors 68030


    Sep 29, 2014
    Optimize means to use less space than the full size version of the photo. I have currently about 28GB of photos/videos in storage and use about 2.1GB of space on my phone. Pretty good considering I can access that much data while using that little space.

    If you want to use no space on your device look to other services like OneDrive or Flickr. They will allow you to store in the cloud without taking any room on your devices.
  5. MacFinnley macrumors 6502


    Aug 30, 2014
    Munich, Germany
    My iPhone 6 says it is uploading 1.712 objects (photos, videos) but it doesn't progress. :(

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