1. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I'm about to grab a 7 Plus from Target. They have a great deal right now where you get a $25 gift card for reserving the phone and a $200 gift card when picking it up. Unfortunately, I can only get a 128gb. I currently have over 33gb of pics/videos on my 6s Plus. I have 200gb of storage in iCloud so I'm safe there. What would be the process to leave all those pics/videos in the cloud and not transfer them over to my new iPhone to conserve space?

    Thanks!
    03-08-2017 09:15 AM
  2. ItnStln511's Avatar
    When moving phone to phone I use iTunes and back up the old phone and restore to the new phone.
    03-08-2017 09:27 AM
  3. Wildo6882's Avatar
    When moving phone to phone I use iTunes and back up the old phone and restore to the new phone.
    I always use iCloud to set up a new phone, so I wasn't sure if I could avoid transferring EVERYTHING over.
    03-08-2017 09:51 AM
  4. ItnStln511's Avatar
    I always use iCloud to set up a new phone, so I wasn't sure if I could avoid transferring EVERYTHING over.
    My apologies I misunderstood your question. As far as I know it's all or none.
    03-08-2017 09:54 AM
  5. edswife1970's Avatar
    I always use iCloud to set up a new phone, so I wasn't sure if I could avoid transferring EVERYTHING over.
    Can't you choose not to back up photos when you do an iCloud back up? If so, do that and then back up your phone and use that back up to restore from backup on new phone. I'm no expert so I could be wrong
    03-08-2017 09:56 AM
  6. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Can't you choose not to back up photos when you do an iCloud back up? If so, do that and then back up your phone and use that back up to restore from backup on new phone. I'm no expert so I could be wrong
    That could work. I want to have them stored in iCloud, but not on my phone. They take up too much space and I have unlimited data now, so I'm not as worried about it.
    03-08-2017 09:58 AM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    That could work. I want to have them stored in iCloud, but not on my phone. They take up too much space and I have unlimited data now, so I'm not as worried about it.
    You can't store photos in iCloud and not your phone. iCloud is a back up option. It backs up what is currently on your device. You could upload photos to apps like Box and Dropbox, then delete from the phone.
    03-08-2017 12:21 PM
  8. popkurn611's Avatar
    I'm about to grab a 7 Plus from Target. They have a great deal right now where you get a $25 gift card for reserving the phone and a $200 gift card when picking it up. Unfortunately, I can only get a 128gb. I currently have over 33gb of pics/videos on my 6s Plus. I have 200gb of storage in iCloud so I'm safe there. What would be the process to leave all those pics/videos in the cloud and not transfer them over to my new iPhone to conserve space?

    Thanks!
    Ah so no pixel huh? Lol
    03-08-2017 07:03 PM
  9. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Ah so no pixel huh? Lol
    Google dropped the ball for me. I can't find a 128 to save my life.
    03-08-2017 07:12 PM
  10. popkurn611's Avatar
    Google dropped the ball for me. I can't find a 128 to save my life.
    Swappa!!
    03-08-2017 07:38 PM
  11. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Swappa!!
    Price gouge-a!!
    03-08-2017 07:38 PM
  12. popkurn611's Avatar
    Price gouge-a!!
    Well what is the price for the 128? You want the XL? That is $869 before tax. I just looked on there the other day and some were selling for decent price. Saw one for like $895 in good condition. Such a shame you can't get it
    03-08-2017 07:42 PM
  13. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Just use a free program called Send Anywhere. It transfers photos and videos very fast and smooth. I love this app.
    03-08-2017 08:17 PM
  14. steveh552's Avatar
    I use Google Photos. I back all my photos up and only keep the ones on my phone I want, the rest are in the cloud. Actually using over the iPhone Photos app.
    tdelfie03 likes this.
    03-08-2017 10:15 PM
  15. Katherine Hurley's Avatar
    Correct me if i am wrong, i think one should put in on cloud storage so he can access it via an account. Like i dont transfer my phone numbers and other things and just move it from google.
    sorry i am not that technical and new to iphone!
    03-09-2017 08:41 AM
  16. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Correct me if i am wrong, i think one should put in on cloud storage so he can access it via an account. Like i dont transfer my phone numbers and other things and just move it from google.
    sorry i am not that technical and new to iphone!
    If you refer to iCloud storage, you can't upload photos to that, then not have them on the phone. iCloud is not like Dropbox. iCloud is a back up option. It backs up what is currently on your device. If you delete photos off the device, they also delete in iCloud on the next back up. You can't view photos in iCloud on your phone. You would view them on the camera roll.
    03-10-2017 11:47 AM
  17. Katherine Hurley's Avatar
    Alrite thanks for correcting me!
    Ledsteplin likes this.
    03-13-2017 06:31 AM

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