My iCloud photo library experience

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Abazigal, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. Abazigal macrumors 604

    Abazigal

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    Well, a few months after a fairly buggy experience with icloud photo library, I decided to poke the hornet's nest and play around with it again.

    In general, the service is a lot smoother now. I initially had problems with my photos on my iPhone apparently not uploading, until I realised the issue - the photos app has to be active for your photos to upload to icloud (sounds quite stupid in hindsight, but I thought I could lock my phone and leave the process running in the background). So I set my auto-lock timer to "never", plugged in my iPhone, and left the photo app running for a few hours.

    Overall, it took about 4 hours for my 2500 photos to upload. I then enabled icloud photo library on my iPad to have the photos downloaded. I noted that the iPad will initially download low-res versions of the photo (so don't be alarmed). Afterwards, the full versions of the photos will then download.

    One interesting bug - in the browser version, I have white rectangles acting as placeholders for photos and movies I had already deleted from my devices, and I can't seem to delete them.

    All in all, glad to see Apple finally getting their act together, and I look forward to seeing their photos app for the Mac. :)
     
  2. jg321 macrumors 6502

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    Same here. Played around with it for a while but got myself in a right mess and wasn't sure which photos had and hadn't uploaded, so I disabled it, let it delete after 30 something days then started again. All looks well on the iPhone and iPad, but on the web interface there's lots of white squares, and the count at the bottom appears to include the existing ones that are now deleted.

    Will see what happens with the Mac app in the future. Working well at the moment though, nice to have all my photos available anywhere and backed up automatically offsite too.
     
  3. Abazigal thread starter macrumors 604

    Abazigal

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    Working well so far. Was typing a post earlier today, realized I needed a screenshot of my iPad. So I took the photo on my tablet, uploaded it to iCloud Photo Library, downloaded it to my iPhone, and inserted it via tapatalk. Overall process was quite smooth and seamless. :)
     
  4. jg321 macrumors 6502

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    Let me know if you manage to resolve the blank square issue!
     

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