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Question: Are my iCloud photos safe if phone permanently deletes?

I recently purchased an iPhone 7 with a measly 32G storage (don’t ask why) which was immediately filled with photos and videos from the cloud. My question,

can I safely delete 4000 videos as suggested or will that strip them from the cloud too?

Ill try to attach a screenshot. It would solve my storage issue. Curiously, Apple’s maths is out too. But even a few spare gig would help. Btw, the option to turn on iCloud photos is unhelpful and does not save storage.

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Nov 8, 2019 11:55 AM in response to Bertie57 In response to Bertie57

I wound look at this article. It should explain a few things.

About iCloud Photos and My Photo Stream

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205743


Note with that small of storage I wouldn’t use the download and keep originals.


Best of luck

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Nov 9, 2019 6:29 PM in response to stedman1 In response to stedman1

This would explain the 92G size. I will save but then I may delete from iCloud as I rarely search for videos on photos. Then my iPhone will have some storage! But WHY Apple, why? Can’t I manage storage separately per device?

Nov 9, 2019 6:29 PM

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