iCloud Photo Library upload speed

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  1. Szmekken macrumors newbie

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    So I have embarked on the process of uploading my 80 GB+ library to the cloud, but the upload speed is between 50 KB/s and 1,5 MB/s. My upload bandwidth is 100 Mbit/s. Are the Apple servers slow because of all the traffic, or am I doing something wrong?

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  2. mr100percent macrumors newbie

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    Mine's even slower, between 200KB to 1MB/sec. I suspect all the new users are flooding Apple's servers. It was likely going to take days to upload anyway.
     
  3. mr100percent macrumors newbie

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    Also, most broadband in America has a slower upload speed than download. My upload speed is 5Mbps, which equals 625KB/sec upload tops. It's going to take a very long time.
     
  4. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    Mine says "Updating.." Pretty sure it should be uploading with a progress bar right?
     
  5. yaxomoxay macrumors 68000

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    OK... yesterday night I wrote to Tim Cook complaining about the speed (or lack of...).
    I just got an email and a phone call from his PR office, we will talk back when I go back at home. Is there any question I should ask in your opinion?
     
  6. MxNRG macrumors member

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    Same as others here I see pitiful upload speeds for a small set of photos from my iPhone. I am very sceptical that my 80GB iPhoto library will take anything less than weeks to upload... Ask them if they increased upload bandwidth since upgrading iCloud photo library out of Beta?

    Thanks.
     
  7. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    How come Smart Folders and Faces do not Sync between all devices. Especially between Mac's. But should be on ALL Devices including ATV.
     
  8. elvisidal macrumors member

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    Same issue it's slow as hell.
    I have a 40gig photo library to upload and it seemed to start out ok uploaded a cpl of hundred photos but now it's just not doing anything.
    if I open a browser window & login to iCloud go to photos & hit the upload icon then select a bunch of random photos from the media tab it uploads them at a decent rate (for my connection) and I can see a progress bar but if I go to preferences in photos I just see the grey bar with 'uploading **** items' and the button to pause for one day.
     
  9. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    My internet isn't the fastest, but still the upload speed is incredibly slow. I have a 200gb library (roughly 29,000 photos and 1,000 videos) and have been uploading ever since the full version of photos came out. I've only uploaded about 3,500 photos and 250 videos in that time, which makes me think it may take over 1 month to completely upload my library. It's crazy.
     
  10. ATHiker95 macrumors newbie

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    Does the rest of your Internet bog down when uploading? I find surfing very difficult when uploading and if I turn on my TV and try to stream Netflix, it doesn't work. I always have to shut off the upload, watch my program and then start up the upload again. I have Time Warner, 22mb/sec down, 2.5mb/sec up, but under the Network Tab (on my Mac) in the Activity Mgr, it shows only a steady 350kb/sec upload. I started with 12000 photos about a week ago, and am now down to 2500 to upload, but I decided not to try and upload my videos and just exported them out of Photos to a different place on my hard drive. Not ideal, but figured they were going to hold up the works forever.
     
  11. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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  12. ATHiker95 macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for that link. Thought maybe I was crazy or some thing. I'm trying to upload on my iPad as well and it started and then just stopped. Hasn't done a thing for a few hours. Not sure what that is all about. Seemed to slow down my network some, but then suddenly my network went back to full speed and I noticed that my photos were no longer uploading via the iPad. No idea what that is all about. Me thinks, this is not ready for prime time.

    My other concern is that if I decide to dump this whole idea and turn off iPhoto library, what happens then? Will it automatically delete all my photos on all devices and then I have to redownload 12000 photos? I selected originally to store originals on my Mac in the Photos library, but I don't think that means they stay there, does it? In other words, if I turn off iPhoto library, won't it tell me that all my photos will be deleted and I have to redownload them? Are they still accessible through iPhoto or is that library in iPhoto actually now the Photos library and will be gone if I turn off Photos library?
     
  13. dor macrumors member

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    My speed is about 150 to 450 KBPS. Not pleasant when you need to upload 30GB of data.

    Happened to me too. You need to reset it.
     
  14. noobinator macrumors 601

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    How do you find out the upload speed? Mine just shows X uploads remaining.
     
  15. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    How do you reset it?
     
  16. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    Agreed. I have about 30 GB, and it's going to take a long time. (I've been uploading since 10.0.3 was in public beta - about 30,000 files, and just passed the 1/3 point. Finally have fewer than 20,000 to upload.)
     
  17. dor macrumors member

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    Basically what I did is erased all other sources from iCloud and made it clean so it only needs to upload and not download. For some reason it has problems with 2-way syncing. After I cleared that I uploaded just from the Photos.app.

    MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS BACKED-UP FIRST.

    1. Copy all of my photos to the Photos.app
    2. Delete everything on iCloud.com
    3. Cleared all iCloud photo-related services on my iPhone
    4. iPhone -> Settings -> iCloud -> Storage -> Manage Storage -> iCloud Photo Library -> Disable and Delete
    5. Resync on Photos.app
    I did that and it worked for me.
     
  18. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    Update: I was off by a zero. 300 GB, not 30. That would explain why it's taking so long!
     

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