Lightroom mobile (iOS): Can't disable iCloud backup

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Last upgrade to Lightroom mobile for iPad turned on iCloud storage. Lightroom does not show up in the settings app fo me to turn it off. Same thing happened with the iPhone app but I was able to turn it off. I can no longer backup iPad because there is no enough space.
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Ray Ross

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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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That is not an Adobe / Lightroom issue, but an Apple issue.
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Antoine Hlmn

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strange, I don't see LR in iCloud storage at all :o
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Ray Ross

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Exactly. No longer have control over the iPad backup. Mine auto backs up my LR library, which is large, which prevents a backup in the field without a very high speed Internet and buying additional iCloud storage. This situation began with the latest LR update. It’s broken. Rats. Has big negative implications for my field workflow.
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Antoine Hlmn

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Strange! I’ve checked and I have nothing backed up from LR.

Are you using LR with Classic our the « new » LR Desktop?

I’d suggest to contac Apple support, the’re great
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Antoine Hlmn

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Hey :-)
Are you now able to enable or diable iCloud backup for Lightroom?
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Ray Ross

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Yes, there is a very cleverly hidden switch to control the backup. Just took me a while to find it.
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Antoine Hlmn

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Indeed. I shoot raw too but I’m syncing it with Classic. So the full res are kept on my iPad until I’m home. Using iCloud to back up my device would be a great alternative (safety net) to the 20 Go limit of LR.

Before the reps and champions shoot me down, I know there a 1 To option for LR but it’s a yearly subscription and I would only need it a couple of weeks during holidays. Buying a couple of Go of iCloud storage for the time seems fair to me. Not 12 months of LR storage at 24,19! (Even one month is overpriced!)
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Ray Ross

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Interesting, I use classic too. Air drop the keepers to iPhone in the field for backup as I rarely have a data connection.
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Antoine Hlmn

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Never thought about it! The risk of loosing both is indeed smaller. But it requires a manual action, which brings unreliability...

Actually, not having. Connection solves the issue: no backup possible. (At least no cloud backup!)
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Could you please share where that cleverly hidden switch is?
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Ray Ross

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Settings, Apple ID, iCloud, manage storage, backups, select your backup, under choose data to backup turn off the slider