Want to stop sync without losing access to app and photos

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I understand the advantages of keeping Lightroom tethered to the cloud, but when your only Internet access is the cell network, or satellite--both of which have monthly data allowances--unrestricted synchronization is annoying at best, and makes the mobile and new Lightroom CC app unusable at worst.   

Lightroom Classic (presumably still) allows you to sign in and sign out of Adobe cloud, which halts sync, while still allowing access to the Lightroom application and your photos. 

The previous version of LR on iOS continued to function when the Internet connection became unavailable, but had no mechanism to allow you to switch off sync when it wasn't convenient.  Likewise, the new Windows desktop for the new Lightroom CC appears to always be synchronizing to CC when it is connected to the Internet, but if you sign off your account, the app shuts down. 

It'd be useful for people using satellite and cell system Internet to be able to shut off sync on ALL versions of LR, without having to completely disable your Internet connection.  And if you can do that, why not add some timing parameters, so that sync can automatically start/stop itself during specific time periods (like the middle of the night, when traffic is lower, and when satellite has a larger data allowance).  
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Jay Heiser

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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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Great news - on the iOS and Windows/Mac Lightroom CC apps, just click the cloud button top right and select Pause Syncing. It hasn't hit Android yet, but I'm sure it'll come soon. Love the idea of setting time periods for sync.
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This is NOT a solution.  Syncing continues to happen with new photos taken with iphone and when IOS devices reactivated.