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iCloud Photo Library is a new way of managing iPhone photos by storing photos in iCloud. Keeping iCloud Photo Library enabled on your iPhone may quickly drain the 5 GB of free iCloud storage Apple provides. In addition, CopyTrans Photo will not function correctly in combination with iCloud Photo Library.

Therefore, we recommend that you turn off iCloud Photo Library by following these quick steps and instead keep the photos you take offline and privately stored on the iPhone or on a computer.

How do I know if iCloud Photo Library is enabled on my iPhone?

  1. Open the Photos app on the iPhone or iPad

  2. Make sure you are in “Albums” view albums view on iphone

  3. If you see “All Photos” on top instead of “Camera Roll”, then iCloud Photo Library is enabled cameara roll vs all photos on iphone

How to disable iCloud Photo Library on my iPhone?

  1. On the iPhone, navigate to Settings > iCloud icloud settings on iphone

  2. In iCloud settings, tap “Photos” photos settings under icloud on ios 9

  3. If you want your photos to remain on device, choose “Download and Keep originals”. Then, turn off iCloud Photos using the toggle.

    disable iCloud Photos on iPhone

What does iCloud Photo Library do to my iPhone photo library?

If you enabled iCloud Photo Library in combination with the “Optimize iPhone Storage” option, the full resolutions of the photos you take on the iPhone will be stored in your iCloud account. Your iPhone will only store low-quality copies of the photos. optimize iphone storage on iphone

If you don’t pay monthly for extra iCloud storage, the 5 GB of freely available iCloud space in your account will quickly get clogged up with your iPhone photos. As a result you’ll be prevented from making iCloud backups, syncing photos or saving anything else in your iCloud account.

I don’t want to pay for extra iCloud storage. What can I do?

There are number of things you can do if you would like to stay in the free 5Gb frame of iCloud Photo Library:

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