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    does this happen automatically because i only see a few documents and photos
    04-19-2016 02:34 PM
  2. Ledsteplin said: Best Answer

    iCloud is not a storage option. It's a back up option. It backs up what is currently on your device. If you want storage, upload photos to Box or Dropbox. Then you can delete them from your camera roll.
  3. kch50428's Avatar
    04-19-2016 02:58 PM
  4. Sherry_B's Avatar
    does this happen automatically because i only see a few documents and photos

    Welcome to iMore!

    iCloud Drive isn't technically for photos. It's for documents and files. Your best bet is to back them up to iCloud.
    04-19-2016 03:20 PM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    iCloud is not a storage option. It's a back up option. It backs up what is currently on your device. If you want storage, upload photos to Box or Dropbox. Then you can delete them from your camera roll.
    04-19-2016 03:24 PM
  6. Sherry_B's Avatar
    Apple refers to it as storage, even offering you storage plans for as little as 99 cents a month.

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201238

    There are other storage options available, such as what you've mentioned; Dropbox, Box, or even SugarSync.
    04-19-2016 03:33 PM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Apple refers to it as storage, even offering you storage plans for as little as 99 cents a month.

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201238

    There are other storage options available, such as what you've mentioned; Dropbox, Box, or even SugarSync.
    But you can't store anything on iCloud, then delete it from the device. That's where the use of the word "storage" gets confused. Too many think it's like Dropbox. It's not. It's a back up option. There's a difference.
    04-19-2016 05:25 PM
  8. Sherry_B's Avatar
    But you can't store anything on iCloud, then delete it from the device. That's where the use of the word "storage" gets confused. Too many think it's like Dropbox. It's not. It's a back up option. There's a difference.
    True. Apple needs to fix that.
    04-19-2016 05:32 PM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    True. Apple needs to fix that.
    They should call it back up storage. I've seen some back up all their photos, then delete them from the phone. So then the only way to get those back is a restore. But only if another back up has not been done.
    04-19-2016 05:58 PM

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