Something has changed in the latest version of LRCC (7.1.0 2022) and I can't seem to find the bug... In previous versions, I import the photo and go to edit and start immediately working on the photo. Now with this version, I import the photo and all of the editing functions are greyed out. When digging around I found that I was syncing with the cloud and loading a "smart preview." If I break away to do anything else while I wait, it delays the entire process. LRCC has to be open and after 10 minutes or so I can work on the photo. Any ideas what this could be and how I can turn this annoying "improvement" off? Thanks!
If you are referring to a version of Lightroom that runs on your mobile device, you are in the wrong forum. This is the LIghtroom Classic forum, you want to post your question in the Lightroom ecosystem forum.