1. iMore Question's Avatar
    I have 16,000 iPhone photos, uploaded to the iCloud. Optimize iPhone storeage is checked as "ON" on my iPhone in settings. Problem is these same photos used to take around 20GB on my 64 GB iPhone 6 plus. With my 128GB iPhone 7 plus, the photos keep expanding to fill all the "EXTRA" room on my iPhone. In 4 days the photos have expanded from 52.3GB to 58.3GB. Today I have only 21GB of free space on my 128GB iPhone.
    The iPhone is expanding the size of the "current" thumbnails as it sees a lot of free space on the iPhone, and there is no way to turn it off or limit the expansion that I see.
    12-10-2016 10:30 AM
  2. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    That's a lot of photos to keep on a phone. Can't you upload most to your computer?
    12-10-2016 01:04 PM
  3. robertk328's Avatar
    I have 16,000 iPhone photos, uploaded to the iCloud. Optimize iPhone storeage is checked as "ON" on my iPhone in settings. Problem is these same photos used to take around 20GB on my 64 GB iPhone 6 plus. With my 128GB iPhone 7 plus, the photos keep expanding to fill all the "EXTRA" room on my iPhone. In 4 days the photos have expanded from 52.3GB to 58.3GB. Today I have only 21GB of free space on my 128GB iPhone.
    The iPhone is expanding the size of the "current" thumbnails as it sees a lot of free space on the iPhone, and there is no way to turn it off or limit the expansion that I see.
    Do you need more than 21gb free space? If not, I wouldn't worry about it. The system will take care of the storage as needed.
    12-10-2016 01:36 PM
  4. Larry Cook1's Avatar
    If my photos are backed up to Google Photos can i delete them from my phone?
    12-10-2016 10:19 PM
  5. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    If my photos are backed up to Google Photos can i delete them from my phone?
    Yes.
    12-10-2016 11:14 PM
  6. robertk328's Avatar
    If my photos are backed up to Google Photos can i delete them from my phone?
    Yes, but NOT if you're using iCloud Photo Library.
    Rob Phillips likes this.
    12-11-2016 06:30 AM
  7. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    If my photos are backed up to Google Photos can i delete them from my phone?
    Sure if you don't mind the lower resolution pictures that Google Photos is saving ...
    Pirate likes this.
    12-11-2016 07:54 AM
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