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Short answer, no. The Libraries are using 'hard links' to the real location of the files, so both appear to be approximately the same size, but each actual photo is only located in one place on your hard drive, with pointers from both Libraries. Deleting either Library will not affect the storage space, only deleting both would actually remove the 50GB of ...


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If you delve into your Books folder on-device (using an application such as iMazing), you might also find a something.ibooks.ext folder, which appears to be some sort of cache for images/video you had in a book already, and may be the culprit in terms of storage (use that application to make sure). As near as I can tell, you can delete this folder with no ...


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Yes. You can start Photos app and turn off iCloud backed storage. You can see that the Photos Library is not my System Photo Library Then you can import all the photos you want locally and observe how much space it takes. I'm using DaisyDisk, but Finder can show you folder size as well. I have a small system library that I'm using to test out the cloud ...


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Try this: Remove the camera roll backup from the iCloud (and then add it back again). This is to "recalibrate" the iCloud. Slide the switch from green to white and give it the "ok" to remove photos from the cloud. Next, step out of that menu and then step back into it and re-activate the switch to backup the camera roll to the cloud. Then, run a ...


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apparently the "recently deleted"-feature in iOS8 is broken. Photos you've deleted don't disappear after 30 days, they're just hidden on your device. The storage being used isn't "phantom usage", since the photos are still safely stored. The easiest short term solution is to set back your date on the phone month by month (until the release of iOS8), and your ...


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The simplest way to accomplish equivalent functionality is to set up the following items. This isn't meant to be a full iCloud dopplegänger but instead to serve equivalent high level functions of iOS backup and iOS file sharing endpoint. Disable iCloud backups and instead back up to iTunes via WiFi. (optional) Set up a VPN profile on iOS to have the device ...


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I found OwnCloud, which does at least appear to give the option to host your own cloud on your own server, that is to sync files across devices: desktop, Apple, Android etc. It's open source and free, with iOS/Android apps around $1 USD / $0 USD respectively. It has been thoroughly tested on many different architectures.


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In a nutshell: No, you can't. Apple uses proprietary protocols for iCloud access (both data and backup) so you can't just switch backends by redirecting some DNS entries. And as far as I know, nobody has reverse engineered the protocols yet (at least not the full set required to implement an alternative server-side solution).


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Assuming you have an iPhone; probably best to backup your phone through iTunes then do a factory reset and restore your data. If they are ghost/misbehaving photos then they won't be included in the backup and hence won't be restored back onto your phone.


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Flash storage is storage that uses electronically programmable and erasable memory modules with no moving parts. It refers to a very specific implementation of data storage. It can come in different packages though: wrapped in a hard, plastic envelope you slide in to your camera; mounted to a PCB stick with exposed connectors and docked inside your MacPro; ...


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So, after a call with Apple support, they advised trying to take a backup and restore (after they suggested doing a "clear all settings", which failed). Problem was, over the weekend this happened again and I couldn't even take a backup as the phone kept disconnecting due to the space issue. Thankfully I took a backup last week which I was able to restore ...



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