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    kingweb's Avatar
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    Default ICloud Photos take forever to open

    I use icloud for my photos. I have my iphone 6s+ set to optimize locally and store the originals on icloud. Seems to work great, no problem. I have over 35,000 photos.
    However, if I try to open an image and especially a video that is not stored locally, it takes forever to load it from icloud. Sometime it never loads. I can wait 10 minutes, and then I just give up.

    Any ideas how to get this working?
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    It all depends on your internet speed. The stronger your connection the faster it will load.

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    Default Re: ICloud Photos take forever to open

    It all depends on your internet speed. The stronger your connection the faster it will load.
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    kingweb's Avatar
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    Default Re: ICloud Photos take forever to open

    That has nothing to do with it. Thanks for your reply, but that has nothing to do with it.
    I have fiber to my house 1ith 1GB symetrical connection. I don't think that's the issue.
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    Default Re: ICloud Photos take forever to open

    Sometimes that happens to me too, hence why I prefer Google Photos. That's why I store my photos and videos to both iCloud and Google Photos
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    Default Re: ICloud Photos take forever to open

    iCloud Photos is a junk service, just could never make it work as expected.... My suggestion is to find alternatives and sometime on the future give it another try, that's what I did: I GIVE UP! iCloud Photo Library "Download and Keep Originals" not FULLY working
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    Default Re: ICloud Photos take forever to open

    Depends on the specific situation. Prerequisites would be sufficient storage on device, given the photos/videos are on iCloud I assume you have plenty of storage there. If you have taken all of those photos / videos from THAT device then you should have the original quality files on that device. If you have restored from icloud backup ( Like I just did on 7 ) you get your photos and videos but instead of the original full quality size you have a "thumbnail" if you will. I have literally had to scroll through 800 videos on my home WiFi and wait for each on to download the full quality version. It Sucks I know.

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