iCloud Photo Library

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Macnificant, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. Macnificant macrumors 6502a

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    I just spend the last few days backing up my photos from my iMac in Photos to iCloud Photo Library. I think I had around 78gb of photos.

    But in iTunes when my 7 plus is connected is shows all 78 gb taking up space on my phone.

    I have searched online to figure out how to fix this or what I did to cause this...but no luck

    Can someone fill me in on what I did to cause the photo to be in the iCloud photo library and physically taking up space on my 7 plus.

    Cheers
     
  2. rmhop81 macrumors 68020

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    you have "download and keep originals" selected and not "optimize iPhone storage". so literally all your photos are downloaded to your phone....
     
  3. Macnificant thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have it set to "Optimize iPhone storage". But I may have had it "store originals".

    What is the best way to resolve this ?
     
  4. 3pp macrumors member

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    Turn iCloud Photo Library off entirely, so it removes all photos from the device and wait a while for them all to clear, perhaps even overnight (especially with that many photos). Then switch it back on with 'Optimise storage' chosen.
     
  5. Macnificant thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok. I'll try tonight.

    Thanks
     
  6. rmhop81 macrumors 68020

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    did it work?
     
  7. Macnificant thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Still backing up!
     

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