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    I have an Iphone 6s and purchased Icloud space so I can transfer my photos and free up storage on my Iphone 6...However, my storage shows near full and the Icloud usage is minimal...please tell me what I need to correct.I have very little storage available and a lot of Icloud storage available. The images will sho in Icloud, however, it will not free up my storage.
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    Welcome to iMore! iCloud is designed to be a backup solution to what is on your phone, not an online storage solution. That being said, there are some things you can do to help free up some space on your device.

    1. Activate Photo Library and select "Optimize iPhone Storage." This is found under Settings > iCloud > Photos. Low res versions of your photos and videos will be stored on your device with full res versions stored on your iCloud account.

    2. Transfer your photos to your Mac/PC using iTunes or the Photos app.

    Hopefully this helps. Let us know if you have any more questions!
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    3. Transfer your photos to an alternative cloud storage such as DropBox, Box.net, or OneDrive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwitchBeach View Post
    3. Transfer your photos to an alternative cloud storage such as DropBox, Box.net, or OneDrive.

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    I like the photo library a lot. Especially if you have a Mac. The photos magically appear on the Mac after you take them on your iPhone.
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    iCloud Photo Library has been confusing for a lot of people. I prefer using Box and Dropbox. No fuss.

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