Lightroom Mobile: Uploading speed is very slow

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The speed on mobile is very slow. Batch importing hundreds photos needs more than few hours. Seems the application doesn't support parallel upload, it uploads sequencely instead.
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Antoine Hlmn

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Agreed!
And does it work in background yet?
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No! I need to open the app and make it working.
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That’s another big issue! Uploading massive amount of data without background synchronization is just not possible. At least they’ve recently added split view support.
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Background sync is largely an iOS limitation. Android can do background sync.
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I’m sure it is. That’s why Dropbox and OneDrive haven’t been able to implement any form of background sync whatsoever.
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I am using android. I notice the app is running on background (the notification pops up and battery has run out quickly) but failed to sync once it is on background.
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Kyle, can I just double check, when you say uploading, are we talking importing photos into Lightroom, or uploading them to the cloud? And which OS are you using? On cellular or wifi?
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I got one iPhone 10XS Max and one Android Huawei Mate 40 Pro 5G. No matter cellular or WiFi, both have this issue.

I have more than 112k images on cloud already.

*My android just spent few hours to sync all. So I can't capture the screen.

Here is my IPhone screen.

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It'll be interesting to see if it's still slow when it's finished importing photos.