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

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    Setup:
    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.

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    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.

    Tips?
     
  2. adamjackson thread starter macrumors 65816

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

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