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P: Please give me a switch to turn off sync.

LEGEND ,
Oct 18, 2016 Oct 18, 2016

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I take photos on my iPhone and I want to chose 1 to edit and then post where I chose.  I do not want to auto sync every photo I take with the app.  I have to put my phone in airplane mode to stop this process.  Otherwise my slow DSL upload is all clogged up by this app uploading everything I take.  Please give me a switch to disable the auto sync on the iphone.

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Community Expert ,
Oct 18, 2016 Oct 18, 2016

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Click the Lightroom Icon in the top left corner and turn off auto add. Then only photos you choose to import will be added to Lightroom mobile and synced.
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LEGEND ,
Oct 18, 2016 Oct 18, 2016

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That doesnt work for me.

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Community Expert ,
Oct 18, 2016 Oct 18, 2016

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What doesn't work exactly? You mean it continued to automatically add the photos even with that turned off?
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LEGEND ,
Oct 18, 2016 Oct 18, 2016

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every photo I take on my iphone tries to sync

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Community Expert ,
Oct 18, 2016 Oct 18, 2016

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Any photos in the Lightroom app will sync, but the switch in the Preferences should stop them being automatically added. How long ago did you disable that switch, and are new photos still being added to the Lightroom app?
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LEGEND ,
Oct 18, 2016 Oct 18, 2016

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Already been through everything with adobe.  They told me to suggest the change in the app.

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Community Expert ,
Oct 18, 2016 Oct 18, 2016

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That's great Blake, but I'm trying to understand exactly what change is required (since the engineers will need to know that information). So the question is, are photos still being automatically added to Lightroom mobile even though the switch is set not to do so (bug - higher priority) or is this simply a request for selective sync (feature request).
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LEGEND ,
Oct 18, 2016 Oct 18, 2016

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I have auto add off on mobile and I selected the pause option on the desktop. Everytime I open the app it tries to sync every photo Ive taken with the mobile app.

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Community Expert ,
Oct 18, 2016 Oct 18, 2016

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Are these photos already in Lightroom mobile? (In which case, removing the ones you don't want to sync would do the trick) or are they still being add to Lightroom mobile as you shoot them?
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LEGEND ,
Oct 18, 2016 Oct 18, 2016

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yes Im taking them with the Lr app and they try to sync automatically.

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 19, 2016 Oct 19, 2016

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I am converting this to an Idea (Feature Request) instead of a problem. 

If you use the LR app's capture capabilities, it will sync automatically. If you use the native camera app, it will work as Victoria describes.  Others who wish this feature can then add their votes. 
Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

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LEGEND ,
Mar 14, 2017 Mar 14, 2017

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I most definitely also need this.  It's so silly that EVERY photo gets synced.  Some are photos I want to work on in Lightroom CC on my desktop, but some are just snapshots.  And like the OP, the sync--the very slow sync--completely destroys my internet to where I can barely even bring up a web page.  And this is on high-speed cable.

If you cannot do selective photo syncing, at least you could give us a On/Off or Pause, so that the syncing does not start as soon as I get into Wifi, with not control on my end.

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New Here ,
Apr 19, 2017 Apr 19, 2017

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I agree, the app works far better than the native photo app on an iPhone, but I to have limited internet bandwidth and would like a local wifi sync directly to Lightroom desktop or a tethered method. I can get the photos off with iTunes but a streamlined workflow would be nice.

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LEGEND ,
Apr 19, 2017 Apr 19, 2017

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We really need this, why can't it be done? It's been a long wait for something that seems way less complex than all the other updates.

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Community Expert ,
Apr 22, 2017 Apr 22, 2017

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A global sync pause button would be the most obvious direction. I imagine that selective syncing would be more complex to implement and manage (when the user has an issue).

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LEGEND ,
Apr 22, 2017 Apr 22, 2017

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Yes, a global sync pause is all I need, or have ever asked Adobe for on this subject. 

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Explorer ,
May 19, 2017 May 19, 2017

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This is the problem - the app assumes that if its connected toy a wifi then there is. Unlimited data. However there are many reasons (like teathering an ipad to a phone whilst abroad) that a wifi will not be unlimited. Therefore it is important to be able to switch of syncing in the iOS version until a point in time (or connection) where the user is happy to sync. You have allowed for mobile data that is intrinsic to a device but have not allowed for those that use mobile data via other means.

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May 19, 2017 May 19, 2017

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This is the problem - the app assumes that if its connected to a wifi then there is. Unlimited data. However there are many reasons (like teathering an ipad to a phone whilst abroad) that a wifi will not be unlimited. Therefore it is important to be able to switch of syncing in the iOS version until a point in time (or connection) where the user is happy to sync. You have allowed for mobile data that is intrinsic to a device but have not allowed for those that use mobile data via other means. All it needs is a pause sync button - just like the desktop version

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Community Expert ,
May 20, 2017 May 20, 2017

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That's a slightly different request Julie (a pause button for sync, vs. this request for selective sync). If you'd like to open it as a separate thread, I'd be very pleased to vote on it, as the tethering scenario is one I run in to frequently too.
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LEGEND ,
May 21, 2017 May 21, 2017

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I am traveling abroad and have a wifi Hotspot with limited data. This means I cannot use the built in camera app to capture raw files since every single one is uploaded. I already have auto add turned off.

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LEGEND ,
May 29, 2017 May 29, 2017

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Exactly as everyone else said. this is Lightroom MOBILE, e.g, one would assume it is used for travel. When you travel you don't always have fast or affordable internet. I would have thought this was a total no brainer.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 14, 2017 Jun 14, 2017

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I've actually stopped using LR for Mobile.  And I love it, other than this HUGE problem.  If and when it's changed, I'll come back to using it.  But it's apparent that this request is falling on deaf ears.

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New Here ,
Jun 14, 2017 Jun 14, 2017

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Ditto. I have all Lightroom syncing turned of and removed the mobile app.
Also going to give it a poor review on the app store as a result.

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New Here ,
Jul 13, 2017 Jul 13, 2017

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I just embarked on a trip with a new Ipad and a new user of Lr mobile thinking that this would be the perfect workflow solution for me. Then I quickly run into this issue. What a ridiculous fault in the software and the reluctance to fix it difficult to comprehend. Uninstalling.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 13, 2017 Jul 13, 2017

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I think I can safely say that Adobe is aware of this request, yet has no interest in addressing it.  Either that, or they are slow as heck.

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