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    Question iCloud Photo Library and iPhone

    Hi everyone,

    First of all, i want to say sorry for my english, i'm french canadian and not perfectly bilingual.

    1 week ago , i decide to upload all my photo and video library on my iMac (7200 photos and 275 videos) to keep a backup on iCloud. So, i subscribe to the 50GB plan and "activate" iCloud Photo Library on my iMac.

    Now, the problem...on my iPhone 6+ (16GB only), iCloud photo library take up to 6GB of storage and i have under 1GB of free space.

    My question, is there a way to keep all my photos and videos on iCloud and not keeping an "optimise" version on my iPhone ?

    I'm on my way to transfer all photos and videos on google photos but i want to know before if i can do something with this problem.

    thanks a lot !!
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    Default Re: iCloud Photo Library and iPhone

    The answer is no. iCloud is more of a sync service than it is a storage service. With the exception of disabling iCloud Photo Library and Photo Stream, you cannot have photos in iCloud and not have them on your device.
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    Default iCloud Photo Library and iPhone

    What you need is to upload photos to apps like Box and Dropbox. Then delete from the camera roll.
    iCloud is not a storage solution per se. It's a back up option. It backs up what is currently on your device.

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