iCloud Photos on iPhone is slower than mollasses

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by adamjackson, May 28, 2015.

  1. adamjackson macrumors 65816

    Jul 9, 2008
    iMac 1TB Fusion Drive w/ Photos for Mac, latest OS Version, 87,000 Photos equaling about 550 Gigabytes
    MacBook Pro i7 w/ 500GB SSD
    iPad Air2 128GB
    iPhone 6 128GB

    iCloud Photo Library enabled on all devices, 1 Terabyte iCloud Storage Plan active. All devices share the same iCloud account. iMac is the host computer with all original photos stored. I synced it to iCloud before enabling iCloud Photo Library on the other 3 devices.


    When I open Photos on Macs, everything works great. MacBook Pro is set to optimize storage and not download full resolution to save space. Same settings on iPhone & iPad since not using optimize would fill up their storage with photos.

    When I use Instagram, Untappd or any other application that loads from the Photo Library on my iOS device, there's a 90 second delay from clicking "Choose Photo" and the photo window opening. Selecting a photo from All Photos takes another 60 seconds.

    My iPhone shows "87K photos" but not all are downloaded and all are stored "optimized" as per iOS settings. I want to remain using this setup but eliminate the slowness.

  2. adamjackson thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 9, 2008
    I didn't think I was alone in this issue. I guess iCloud Photo Library isn't for me.

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