iCloud Photos Data Usage

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by tacticalvi, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. tacticalvi macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2013
    When you tap on a photo, or swipe through photos on iPhone, does it download the full size image from iCloud? Or does it only download the full size when you edit/export/etc? I'm quite concerned about this because my data allowance is quite limited.

  2. inkahauts macrumors regular


    Sep 7, 2014
    There is a setting to optimize. If you optimize it won't download the full version unless you are editing it. At least that's the way it's suppose to work.
  3. gpspad macrumors 6502

    Feb 4, 2014
    I think that selecting a photo as a favorite may also store a full sized version on the device. But Im not sure, some of the way it works is a mystery.

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