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Is there a way to temporarily pause the syncing of photos over iCloud on an iOS device? Sometimes I'm on a 3G connection and don't want to waste my quota syncing photos or sometimes I want to speed up the download of other files by pausing iCloud. Is it possible?

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There is no way to pause it, but you can disable it temporarily. The only downside is that you will have to redownload all the pictures when it is re-enabled. To disable cell data for photo stream, you can go into Settings>Cellular and find the Photos app. Simply turn it off.

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    Wow this sucks (on Apple's part). I've been to a number of conventions where the WiFi gets totally crippled to the point it's unusable because 100s of iOS devices are uploading/syncing at the same time as soon as they are connected to a WiFi there. Wtf. – BastiBen Nov 7 '15 at 13:19
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I had a slightly different situation...my wifi is shared with macbook air (laptop), 2 iPhones and an iPad. I upgraded my storage plan with iCloud and a lot of syncing was going on so I couldn't do much else online. This article helps pause iCloud syncing on a mac. I then put the phones and tablet into airplane mode. That freed up the wifi so I could at least work on my laptop. Before I go to sleep for the night I will re-activate everything and hopefully syncing will pick up where it left off and be done by morning.

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