Increase iCloud Photo Download Speeds 1Gig Connection

gigapocket1

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Is their anyway to increase iCloud Photo Library Download? I'm trying to download my entire iCloud photo library but its doing it painfully slow. I have a 1 gig connection and the last hour its only have download 2.3 gigs... Is their any settings/terminal command to increase iCloud download speeds?
 

jgrove

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Is their anyway to increase iCloud Photo Library Download? I'm trying to download my entire iCloud photo library but its doing it painfully slow. I have a 1 gig connection and the last hour its only have download 2.3 gigs... Is their any settings/terminal command to increase iCloud download speeds?
The connection speed is dictated by the server, which has to balance the load out. I would guess that Apple have a fixed max speed so that doesn’t disrupt other connections.
 
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KoolAid-Drink

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Had the same question. Searched to no avail, doesn't seem possible—doesn't seem like Apple gives users the authority to prioritize specific application connections. :\
 

PastaPrimav

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Apple's "speeds" as it relates to iCloud are always incredibly and bizarrely slow. It's not like sometimes its fast and other times slow....it is always painfully slow, to the point where it can make you think its not working, and there is nothing anyone can do about it.

Apple thinks they're doing someone a favor by making it so slow.
 

twinlight

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I'm trying to download my photos from iCloud so I can clean up and continue using the 50 GB option since I have 35 GB photos there. I thought I'd download it to my pc and put two copies of the library on two different drives.

It is so sloooow. I'm hitting 250 KB/s.. should be able to download at around 15 MB/s..
 
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