Photos App Sync Question?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Autokon, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. Autokon macrumors 6502


    Jan 21, 2008
    Alright, I'll keep this simple and explain the scenario.

    1. I take a photo from my iPad - It then is uploaded to my recents on both my iPad and iPhone, as intended.

    2. I want to delete this photo now, but I'm on my iPhone, not my iPad. So, I delete it off my iPhone.

    3. The Photo still remains on my iPad, what the heck? Thought it was supposed to sync?

    4. Let's instead delete it off my iPad, the original source of the photo. Well, that synced and deleted off my iphone as well.

    So...if you delete a photo from the original source, it syncs across all devices? But if you delete it from an iDevice you DIDNT take the picture from, it doesnt sync across all devices?


    Is that how its supposed to function?
  2. kronusdark macrumors member


    Jun 21, 2013
    Southern Indiana
    I "Think" you need to make sure you have iCloud photos set to store only the optimized version on your device.

    Settings -> iCloud -> iCloud Photos -> Optimize iPhone Storage

    otherwise, it keeps the originals on the device.

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