1. hychamaz's Avatar
    Hello all,
    I hope that someone can help me as I have heard this is completely possible but after driving 1 hour each way to a Nokia repair facility they said no. I have a 925 that is full. I want to save my pictures to the cloud as cloud (One drive or whatever its called now lol) and delete them from my phone. The man and his supervisor said it cant be done because the cloud is a mirror to my phone. The only way he said it could be done is just to save the pics to my computer and then delete them from my phone. This cant be as I know others have done this. Can anyone PLEASE help me to save them to the cloud (Skydrive) and delete them from my phone.
    Thank you so much, Graham
    07-28-2014 03:45 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    You can upload them directly from your phone to OneDrive at best quality using WiFi. Then they can be deleted from your phone. No computer is necessary.
    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 920 using Tapatalk
  3. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    You can upload them directly from your phone to OneDrive at best quality using WiFi. Then they can be deleted from your phone. No computer is necessary.
    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 920 using Tapatalk
    Guytronic and Timbre70 like this.
    07-28-2014 03:50 PM
  4. Guytronic's Avatar
    Every picture I've ever taken is available on my OneDrive account.
    I clean out my picture folder on my 925 all the time after making sure the pictures taken with my phone have uploaded.

    PC sync back-up is a good idea however.
    07-28-2014 03:51 PM
  5. piff2222's Avatar
    Yes you can delete the pictures and videos from your phone after they loaded into onedrive.in onedrive remain.
    07-28-2014 03:51 PM
  6. hychamaz's Avatar
    Thank you but I am worried since he said that my phone is a mirror of my OneDrive Account and that if I delete them from my phone then they will be deleted from OneDrive? What do you think? Thank you in advance, Graham
    07-28-2014 03:54 PM
  7. Guytronic's Avatar
    Thank you but I am worried since he said that my phone is a mirror of my OneDrive Account and that if I delete them from my phone then they will be deleted from OneDrive? What do you think? Thank you in advance, Graham
    No that won't happen.
    Be assured.

    Just make sure the pictures are uploaded to OneDrive before deleting.
    k72 and Laura Knotek like this.
    07-28-2014 03:55 PM
  8. k72's Avatar
    Thank you but I am worried since he said that my phone is a mirror of my OneDrive Account and that if I delete them from my phone then they will be deleted from OneDrive? What do you think? Thank you in advance, Graham
    Whatever you do on your OneDrive app on your phone will sync to OneDrive wherever you sign in. But your files on the actual phone are separate.
    Guytronic likes this.
    07-28-2014 04:02 PM
  9. hychamaz's Avatar
    I deleted a few from my phone and they are still visible in my OneDrive account. I cannot believe that I drove 2 hours today because my local cell phone store could not answer the question and I had to go to the Main Nokia Center. And guess what, I am an American that is living in Finland lol. After doing this in 90 degree heat my sad feelings towards Nokia went out the Window tonight. Thank you guys for all your help. I will email the Nokia Care Center Supervisor who helped me (or didnt, my findings). Thanks guys and if anyone cares for a second question that they said was impossible is that in my phone book, all of my Facebook contacts are there after the update. He again said it is impossible to filter these out and my phonebook will remain a mile long. Any thoughts. Thanks again, Graham
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    07-28-2014 04:23 PM
  10. hychamaz's Avatar
    I have never done it manually. I assume mine just does it automatically....
    07-28-2014 04:39 PM
  11. chezm's Avatar
    Whatever you do on your OneDrive app on your phone will sync to OneDrive wherever you sign in. But your files on the actual phone are separate.
    This, it's not a mirror... It's a copy of the file not linked to your phone.
    07-28-2014 04:46 PM
  12. hychamaz's Avatar
    Thank you very much guys for your help!!! Sincerely, Graham
    07-28-2014 04:51 PM
  13. Huime's Avatar
    in your photo hub, thats a mirror to your one drive.
    but if you access the picture from one drive app then you can delete what ever you intent to.
    07-28-2014 04:51 PM
  14. hychamaz's Avatar
    Oh no, I want to save everything in One Drive. I just wanted to delete them from my phone since the 925 is full. I still cant believe a supervisor at a Nokia Care Main Center did not know this. Thanks again. I should have turned here first....
    07-28-2014 05:05 PM
  15. switch side method's Avatar
    I think I can see where the Nokia guy got confused. You meant delete the pics and keep it on OneDrive but I bet the Nokia guy thought you meant if you delete the pics in the ALBUM OF ONEDRIVE on your phone then yes...it will be deleted of the computer.
    07-28-2014 05:06 PM
  16. hychamaz's Avatar
    I can respect that. But this guy was just plain rude the whole 2 minutes... I told him that my phone was full with pictures and that I couldnt use it anymore. He said it was impossible to do anything and to call Windows....
    07-28-2014 05:12 PM
  17. switch side method's Avatar
    Wow. Sorry to hear that. To be honest he sounds like an *****. If he worked at Nokia he's common sense should have asked straight away if you mean wiping pics from camera roll or OneDrive album. That's all he had to say. Sorry for your wasted trip..but look on the bright side....now you know to come here for future questions...and get fast instant response from people who actually help from experience "smile*
    07-28-2014 05:29 PM
  18. chezm's Avatar
    I can respect that. But this guy was just plain rude the whole 2 minutes... I told him that my phone was full with pictures and that I couldnt use it anymore. He said it was impossible to do anything and to call Windows....
    This was Nokia support? Can't be, that's one extremely misinformed individual who should not be helping customers...just the fact that he couldn't provide any alternative suggestions (there are a few) and was rude (probably lazy, I find most customer support ppl in general these days are too lazy to get info that takes less than 5mins) is uncalled for. Those types of people should not be support for technical help, they would know icloud, google+ and OneDrive are all server based storage not links to devices...scary to know these people are supervisors.
    07-28-2014 07:42 PM
  19. Paulus011's Avatar
    you can show only contacts with phone numbers, that will then filter out the facebook accounts.
    10-17-2014 10:40 AM
  20. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    I admit I'm not Einstein. But after owning WP's for over a year I'm still totally perplexed about how photos/images are allocated to folders. Or, not. Or, after a hard reset I get a bunch of default Microsoft images in Pictures instead of my own. How do I deserve them, where are they?

    Saved. Camera Roll. Mobile. Favorites. Albums.

    Holy excrement! MS and OneDrive can't even agree on mutual folder locations and names.
    11-06-2014 09:39 PM
  21. P_Pdon's Avatar
    I thought you answered my question..but no. I want to save pictures to my phone from one drive, then upload to instagram ( from a dslr), but i still want to keep them on my sd card..looks like they all get saved on the phone instead so whats the point of having an sd card.
    12-28-2015 03:08 PM
  22. Feliz1212's Avatar
    I see here that Nokia claims that the photos won't disappear from your phone as long as you upload them to OneDrive.
    This isn't true! I did just that, and it not only deleted them from my phone, but also from the computer that had OneDrive on it. This is utterly ridiculous. What it is the point of OneDrive when you can't get the photos off your device and safely in the cloud? Thanks to how Nokia and OneDrive work (or don't work) together, there doesn't seem to be any solution. I am going to have to copy all the photos to a storage device, then delete them, which will automatically delete them from OneDrive too, thanks to their system. Then I will delete OneDrive and use something that actually works.
    01-28-2016 12:23 PM
  23. Feliz1212's Avatar
    If you got around this problem will you explain to me how to? I'm ready to delete OneDrive--100% of the memory on my phone and laptop is taken up by photos that I'm afraid to delete because last time, that deleted them from OneDrive too. Would appreciate any advice.
    01-28-2016 12:27 PM
  24. jdkuipers's Avatar
    Yes, this appears to be an unwelcomed change with Windows 10. When I try to delete a photo from my phone, I now get a warning prompt that it will also delete from OneDrive. I want to use OneDrive as a backup for my photos so that I can delete them from my phone. Instead OneDrive is now working as a synced copy of the photos on your phone.

    If anybody has a work-around for this, please advise!

    thanks
    03-27-2016 08:13 PM
  25. YoubiTheGreat's Avatar
    I must really come from Neptune or Pluton (Even if they say it doesn't exist anymore). My need about syncing pictures is quite the opposite as you guys and I don't understand why I would be so different than you all. For me, the lost of time manipulating files (pictures) all around twice or many more times is a waste of time so, and I say it is for me and the way I use my devices, when I take a picture with my phone, I expect it to be sync with OneDrive right away. Which it does really well in just a couple of seconds. Then, when I have time to do so, I go to my OneDrive on my PC (not on the web) and move my pictures on my PC Hard drive under a folder name according to the purpose of the picture taken. I expect OneDrive to sync in the opposite direction to go and delete the picture in OneDrive on the web and then on my phone. That is the most efficient way to manage pictures, according to me, naturally. If I want to be able to access pictures, I need to recall where I've put it (in a folder) and not looking up 2000 pictures before I get to the one I want. I use a LG G3 and my problem is more about bidirectional syncing because what I need is exactly to not have to go to my phone and delete the pictures I moved to a folder. It is like working twice for the same thing. So I got FolderSync from Google Store and it worked fine until today when it stopped deleting the files on my phone and I don't know why. I did a backup of all my pictures on OneDrive before deleting them from OneDrive on my PC and they were deleted on the web too but I still have 216 pictures in my Gallery on my phone and it is what I don't want. Guess everybody have different needs and ways to see the situation. If any of you know how to set OneDrive to delete pictures on my phone after a removal of the file, I'm all ears (eyes). Thanks guys.
    04-13-2016 04:21 PM

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