Shared Photo Stream Size wrong

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by SilvanSwiss, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. SilvanSwiss macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I have 20 Shared Photo Streams on my personal iPhone.

    The size is a cs. 300KB (Kilobytes). I have completely reset the iPhone to iOS 9.1 and set it up as new iPhone just to be sure, after a few hours the capacity decreased by a good 10GB while having the "shared" tab open in Photos -> so the Photos did download (not all! which is another problem).

    I have confirmed this on the iPad at my work and included a screenshot from it as well as from my iPhone.
    The iPad at work has 1 Shared Photo Stream of 50 photos so the size is for sure more than 8KB!

    Do you also have this problem?
     

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  2. iphonedude2008 macrumors 65816

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    Aren't shared photo streams saved to the cloud? I think that file is just the stream's information file, not the photos themselves.
     
  3. SilvanSwiss thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well no, they are also! in the cloud. When I am in airplane mode (as an example) I am able to browse through shared photos no problem, so they must be downloaded locally.
     
  4. iphonedude2008 macrumors 65816

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    If you can view them on airplane mode, whats the problem? Its probably just saved in a cache.
     
  5. Paco II macrumors 65816

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    I believe shared photo streams act like iCloud Photo Library in that they don't all download automatically.
     
  6. SilvanSwiss thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Might be true, however that still does not explain the size showing "kilobytes". Also, if my iPhone downloaded the shared photo streams (at least the photos I look at) then as what do they show up in "Storage" if not in Photos?
     
  7. Paco II macrumors 65816

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    So I understand, what action did you take to make it download your shared photo stream photos to your phone?
     
  8. iphonedude2008 macrumors 65816

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    They show up as kilobyte because thats the config file for the stream, not any photos. The photos are saved to a cache that is deleted in low storage events, so the iPhone doesn't reveal the size or location.
     
  9. SilvanSwiss thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, that might be. Fact is that in iOS 8 all shared photostreams were viewable offline on my iPhone, now in iOS 9 that is not the case anymore. So that makes it cumbersome to look at fotos on the go (meaning: using mobile data like crazy). If that is the case it makes the Shared photo stream feature - which I have been using since day 1 - worthless to me (us)
     
  10. SilvanSwiss thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I simply would click on 1 foto and then swipe through a few hundred, that makes them download. On iOS 8 they stayed locally meaning when I am in the plane (for example, not having service) I could enjoy all the fotos that were shared with or by me. Now in iOS 9 they seem to be stored only temporarily and delete from that space when I restart the phone or do not use the Photos app for a while
     

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