Friday, February 8, 2019

The Definitive Guide to iCloud Photos in 2019

Mike Peterson:

Optimize Storage only affects images stored on your device. More than that, your iPhone will only optimize storage when you’re running low. It also starts optimization with the images and photos that you access the least.

So it can be hard to proactively free up more space that you know you will need for something else.

Unfortunately, no matter which platform you’re in, you’ll need to tap or click on each image to select it individually. If you’re on an iOS device, you can speed this process along by tapping and dragging across multiple photos very quickly. […] The one workaround that folks use on their iPhone to select Multiple photos to delete is to use a Third party app on your iPhone that facilitates selection of multiple photos.


But, of course, you may run into some issues when using the platform. Here’s how to troubleshoot some of the more common iCloud Photos problems.

Previously: Quickly Emptying the iPhone Camera Roll.

Update (2019-02-11): Tanner Bennett:

iCloud Photos on Mac does not sync over hotspot connections, and there is no indication of this, it just says “Updating” as if it were actually trying to sync.

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Similar to connecting over a hotspot, I often have trouble syncing iCloud Photos when connected via a VPN. I see an "Updating" indicator but nothing seems to happen.

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