1. craftEcowgirl's Avatar
    Why when i click on use Icloud to save photos, I get message shown in photo below?

    Is there a way to do it without it deleting all my photos?

    I want to get my photos to my new ipad mini 4, easiest method??

    12-11-2015 06:58 PM
  2. BB-JAM215's Avatar
    Why not just backup your old photos to your computer using your USB cable to access your pictures, then delete them from your phone to free up some space. That way you won't eventually end up with the same problem on iCloud.
    12-11-2015 07:30 PM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    That's not backing up your photos. A back up is different from iCloud Photo Library.
    12-11-2015 07:43 PM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    iOS 9.2 user guide
    iPhone User Guide for iOS 9.2 by Apple Inc.
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/iph...mUvbUpU2664189

    6s Plus user guide
    http://help.apple.com/iphone/9/
    12-11-2015 07:51 PM
  5. robertk328's Avatar
    Did you use iTunes to sync photos from your computer? I had photos that I used for wallpapers etc that I would sync via a folder on my desktop. When I enabled iCloud Photo Library it got rid of that folder (which was fine because it's on my computer). From what I remember no photos that I had actually taken with the iPhone were deleted.
    12-11-2015 08:25 PM
  6. craftEcowgirl's Avatar
    Did you use iTunes to sync photos from your computer? I had photos that I used for wallpapers etc that I would sync via a folder on my desktop. When I enabled iCloud Photo Library it got rid of that folder (which was fine because it's on my computer). From what I remember no photos that I had actually taken with the iPhone were deleted.
    So, those on computer are removed from iPhone, but how do I add back ones from PC?
    12-11-2015 10:38 PM
  7. craftEcowgirl's Avatar
    Why not just backup your old photos to your computer using your USB cable to access your pictures, then delete them from your phone to free up some space. That way you won't eventually end up with the same problem on iCloud.
    I don't need to free up space, I want easy way to get all photos taken with iPhone over to iPad mini
    12-11-2015 10:40 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Why when i click on use Icloud to save photos, I get message shown in photo below?

    Is there a way to do it without it deleting all my photos?

    I want to get my photos to my new ipad mini 4, easiest method??

    https://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12...13ea6c30a2.jpg
    Enabling iCloud Photo Library will not delete your photos, and by enabling it on the iPad Mini, the photos will be in sync.
    12-11-2015 10:44 PM
  9. craftEcowgirl's Avatar
    So the 2726 photos are ones that it's grabbing from PC? Didn't think I was syncing that many
    12-11-2015 10:46 PM
  10. robertk328's Avatar
    Enabling iCloud Photo Library will not delete your photos, and by enabling it on the iPad Mini, the photos will be in sync.
    It will delete photos sync from the computer. Just not those taken with the iPhone.

    Enabling photo library will sync the ones you took. You can add the others back manually but unfortunately they will be removed from the phone. I put mine on Dropbox and downloaded the ones I wanted from there after enabling photo library and letting everything sync.
    12-12-2015 07:51 AM
  11. craftEcowgirl's Avatar
    Ok, so selected to enable icloud library on iphone, but no photos on ipad? checked settings and all looks right from what I can tell.
    12-12-2015 10:42 AM
  12. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    It will delete photos sync from the computer. Just not those taken with the iPhone.

    Enabling photo library will sync the ones you took. You can add the others back manually but unfortunately they will be removed from the phone. I put mine on Dropbox and downloaded the ones I wanted from there after enabling photo library and letting everything sync.
    Not in my case. My iPhone, Mac and TV are always in-sync regarding pics and iCloud Photo Library is enabled on the devices.
    12-12-2015 11:00 AM
  13. robertk328's Avatar
    Not in my case. My iPhone, Mac and TV are always in-sync regarding pics and iCloud Photo Library is enabled on the devices.
    It's supposed to do that.

    My point was enabling photo library WILL DELETE existing photos on the phone that were sync over from the computer. Just as the screen shot in the OP said.

    I used to sync a folder of about 300 photos ... When I enabled iCloud photo library they stopped syncing and were deleted.
    12-13-2015 06:06 PM
  14. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    It's supposed to do that.

    My point was enabling photo library WILL DELETE existing photos on the phone that were sync over from the computer. Just as the screen shot in the OP said.

    I used to sync a folder of about 300 photos ... When I enabled iCloud photo library they stopped syncing and were deleted.
    When you say "sync over from the computer", do you mean via iTunes?
    12-13-2015 06:30 PM
  15. robertk328's Avatar
    When you say "sync over from the computer", do you mean via iTunes?
    Right. See the photo in the OP.
    12-13-2015 06:56 PM
  16. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Right. See the photo in the OP.
    Sorry. I totally overlooked it...#smh...My apologies, sir.
    12-13-2015 07:30 PM
  17. robertk328's Avatar
    Sorry. I totally overlooked it...#smh...My apologies, sir.
    Ha!
    No worries. This is something I went through in the last month or so, so it's fresh
    12-13-2015 07:57 PM
  18. craftEcowgirl's Avatar
    So best method to move PC photos is to transfer to dropbox?
    12-13-2015 08:21 PM
  19. robertk328's Avatar
    So best method to move PC photos is to transfer to dropbox?
    That's what I did. Just put the whole folder there. I saved the ones, through Dropbox, I really wanted to have to my phone and put them in folders that way. Now they sync to all devices with those folders
    12-13-2015 09:28 PM

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