Disable (turn off) auto sync with Lightroom Mobile... (killing my bandwidth!)

New Here ,
Oct 29, 2017 Oct 29, 2017

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Hello,

I've searched everywhere and can't find information on how to disable auto sync with Lightroom Mobile..  I signed in to try out the local adjustment tools on the trial, and now because I am signed in it wants to upload all the photos I have edited with lightroom mobile, which is around 350 very large files.  This starts to suck my wifi bandwidth to where I can't even load a website on my desktop computer..

The only way to stop the sync is to logout (which now I can't even edit anything because it now requires me to log back in to edit at all) or I can stop it by turning off wifi on my phone.  But I do not want to turn off wifi on my phone when I'm at home as I would then start using up a lot of cellular data...

Seems like this is something that has always been standard to have as an option.  I also don't want to be storing any of my photos on any cloud based storage regardless of bandwidth usage...

Anyone know how to stop this?  Thanks for your assistance

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 29, 2017 Oct 29, 2017

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You can stop the sync with the cloud by clicking on the cloud icon and hover your mouse over where it says "syncing photos ..". This will turn into a button you can use to pause syncing with the cloud. The same works on your mobile devices.

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Oct 29, 2017 Oct 29, 2017

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https://forums.adobe.com/people/Jao+vdL  wrote

You can stop the sync with the cloud by clicking on the cloud icon and hover your mouse over where it says "syncing photos ..". This will turn into a button you can use to pause syncing with the cloud. The same works on your mobile devices.

I can't find any button on the mobile app.  There is the cloud button at the top right of the main screen, it shows the blue circle indicating that it's syncing photos, tapping and holding that button only brings up text that says 'syncing status', and single tapping on the cloud button just shows text saying it's uploading, and the number of pending files.  Is there something I'm missing?

This is on an android device and the application should be up to date with the latest version

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 29, 2017 Oct 29, 2017

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It should be there in the cloud icon as shown below. Can't imagine the Android version being much different.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 29, 2017 Oct 29, 2017

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P.S. if the uploading kills your download bandwidth, you need a better modem on your internet (more channels solves this) or you need a router that supports QoS. This is a very common problem with asymmetric internet service (higher download than upload bandwidth) that is solvable with better hardware.

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New Here ,
Dec 18, 2017 Dec 18, 2017

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Hi,

Same problem here, unlike the capture from Jao, the cloud icon does not come with a preference icon (on my Android 7.0 on the LG G6)

I remember that on the previous version of LR Mobile we could select a collection in which would be uploaded all the pictures but this option seems to not be available anymore. Now, the only thing possible is to watch this cloud icon with its blue circle eating your data connection or consuming your wifi by uploading the 10000 failed attempts to take a nice picture of something. It's also good to mention that all those crappy pictures that get uploaded (because unless you are a damn genius, most of the pictures you take are pretty much worthless) progressively fills up the creative cloud quota.

Is manual deleting the only option? (Seriously Adobe, you who claim to be so advanced in machine learning, data sharing and all...?)

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New Here ,
Apr 20, 2018 Apr 20, 2018

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This is ridiculous. I have to download every photo I take with my phone in order to edit ONE photo in Lightroom CC? This pretty much makes LR CC unusable. I'm going to stop paying for it.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 20, 2018 Apr 20, 2018

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joseph, you don't have to turn this on at all. You can simply take a single photo in from your photo roll into Lightroom CC if you only want to edit a single photo, or use the camera inside Lightroom CC to take an image that will only show up in Lightroom. You can even shoot in raw that way.

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Apr 20, 2018 Apr 20, 2018

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josepht46513745  wrote

This is ridiculous. I have to download every photo I take with my phone in order to edit ONE photo in Lightroom CC? This pretty much makes LR CC unusable. I'm going to stop paying for it.

I may be getting the wrong end of the stick Joseph, and haven’t read the whole thread but do you have Auto Add turned on?

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New Here ,
Jun 09, 2018 Jun 09, 2018

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I have this same problem mobile LR, if I add a few pictures from my phone it takes forever to synch, maybe 5 to 10 minutes per picture and it takes forever to finally sync...  I do not have auto add on either and I have sync turned on on my computer's LR program.   This is very frustrating...

There is no apparent way to stop this apart from turning my phone off.

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New Here ,
Nov 28, 2020 Nov 28, 2020

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I either have to upload 200g + of junk camera roll pics on my phone to my Lightroom cloud or I can't upload any. Absolutely archaic and unacceptable and I will certainly go woth another service like so many other people of this issue isn't addressed. 

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