1. steven2014's Avatar
    I have iCloud Photo back up turned on, on my iphone 7 plus.
    I just had a look at my local iPhone storage and says that my Photos app is taking up 4.6GB. How can this be if my photos are being stored on iCloud ?

    I have "optimise iPhonestorage" turned on.

    Any ideas ?
    11-22-2016 09:02 AM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    Here http://m.imore.com/icloud-photo-library is an amazing blog about it.
    11-22-2016 09:19 AM
  3. kirankannan8's Avatar
    Have you check your "recently deleted photos" folder?
    It could be that you deleted many photos, but they are actually sent to the "recently deleted photos" folder.
    You can delete those photos manually from that folder.
    11-22-2016 09:19 AM
  4. steven2014's Avatar
    Thanks, not sure if it answers my question though
    :/
    11-22-2016 09:34 AM
  5. steven2014's Avatar
    Emptied some in the deleted folder however, didnt get rid of much?
    11-22-2016 09:34 AM
  6. xboxbml's Avatar
    Did u mean u have iCloud Photo Library turned on?
    11-22-2016 10:53 AM
  7. kirankannan8's Avatar
    Emptied some in the deleted folder however, didnt get rid of much?
    Oh! I use Google photos which works very good for me

    iCloud has always been a hassle
    11-22-2016 11:29 AM
  8. steven2014's Avatar
    Yes iCloud photos is turned on. But the photos apps is still 4GB. Think I'll go to drop box again
    11-22-2016 11:42 AM
  9. xboxbml's Avatar
    Well I pay for iCloud 50gb storage..my photo library takes up 46gb currently...I didn't like google or box or Dropbox much..I keep a copy on OneDrive...
    11-22-2016 12:12 PM
  10. steven2014's Avatar
    Is that 46GB on iCloud or iPhone? I'm just confused as to why the GB on phone is being taken if they are supposed to be on iCloud :/
    11-22-2016 01:34 PM
  11. xboxbml's Avatar
    No mine are in iCloud Photo Library at 46gb but I have them optimized on my phone, taking around 6.42gb.
    11-22-2016 03:01 PM
  12. kurpaige's Avatar
    Optimized storage decides how much local storage to use so if it feels that you have space for the most recent photos I'll keep them local. It looks like 6.42 gb is what it thinks you can spare. If the phone feels you need more space it'll remove more local photos off your phone.
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    11-22-2016 09:45 PM
  13. xboxbml's Avatar
    Is that 46GB on iCloud or iPhone? I'm just confused as to why the GB on phone is being taken if they are supposed to be on iCloud :/
    As kurpage explained, if you have iCloud Photo Library set to Optimize on your phone, it will keep some photos local, like the most recent ones taken, or ones you have recently accessed fully by tapping on their thumbnail pic.. The phone will decide that if it needs more space it will remove some of the locally stored full size items if it thinks it needs to. The space being shown as being used by photos on the phone is all the thumbnails for all photos/videos in iCloud Photo Library, and full sized locally stored photos and videos. I have a 6s+ 128gb. I could choose to have my entire library locally(46gb), but I have lots of movies I bought and I'd rather have more of those than my entire photos Library.. If you have iCloud space running low, buy more. If you have local space running low, either delete stuff you don't need(apps etc), or buy a bigger storage phone...It all should be based on what you do or how you use the device.. I always buy the biggest storage iPhone available at the time cuz I have lots of pics/vids and I like my movies.. I'll have to be getting more iCloud space sometime next year..4.4gb left..that might last me till next fall.. I just wish Apple had a 100gb tier.. from 50gb to 200gb is a big gap!.. I don't need to go that high yet..oh well...$$ for Apple... Sorry to go on so long..
    Tartarus and steven2014 like this.
    11-23-2016 08:07 AM
  14. Anil Chopra's Avatar
    Nice !
    11-23-2016 10:27 AM
  15. theseco2's Avatar
    Could you tell me what are the features of the new icloud control center for windows version 6.0
    11-24-2016 08:58 AM
  16. theseco2's Avatar
    When Activate iCloud Photo Library marks "Optimize Storage" with this you will reduce the space occupied by photos
    11-24-2016 09:03 AM

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