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I'm a newbie on Windows Phone, I spent time on iOS and Android before and use the instant upload feature as well.

I found that on the Windows Phone, there's an option to upload Camera Roll pictures to SkyDrive which is as similar as Photo Stream or Google+ instant update did. But the problem is there is no option to tell it just upload via WiFi only, not the data plan (GRPS/EDGE/3G).

Because sometimes I capture picture while the 3G is on and do not want my phone upload it, that will eat up my data. I only have 400 MB of high-speed bandwidth, thus I'm don't want a ton of data transferred via cellular data connection.

So how can I set that feature just works on WiFi only, or prevent it upload via 3G?


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Disable the data connection of the Cellular provider before performing the upload by doing the following:

  • Go to Settings
  • Go to Cellular
  • Set Data Connection to Off
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Seeming that you misunderstand me. I don't want the phone upload my pictures until it find a Wifi connection. I may be on travel, take some picture, then turn cellular data on to access facebook, for example, then it use my data plan for instant upload. – Tu Tran Jun 4 '13 at 3:05
There is a registry key. It may or may not be available, depending on the phone and the availability of a registry editor. – Paul Sweatte Jun 4 '13 at 17:40
I don't know what are you talking about. – Tu Tran Jun 5 '13 at 6:46
In general: I am referring to the Windows registry. Specificially: I am referring to the Windows Embedded Compact registry – Paul Sweatte Jun 5 '13 at 17:49

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