Default Camera Upload Settings

Tip!: The Camera Upload feature requires an active Plex Pass subscription for the account signed in on the Plex App.

When open Camera Upload for the first time, there will be certain defaults associated with it. You can, of course, change the default selections if you desire.

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For most apps, Camera Upload will use the following default options:

  • Library: the "Mobile Photos" Library on your primary Plex Media Server
  • Album: None

If using the defaults, the "Mobile Photos" Library will be automatically created for you.

Tip!: If you choose to specify a custom location for the library, you'll need to ensure that Plex Media Server (or, more specifically, the user account on the computer under which the server is running) has permission to access and write to the location.

Default Destination for Uploaded Photos

When using the default "Mobile Photos" Library, content will be uploaded to your Server in a set location by default. That location will vary depending on the operating system used, but is the /Media Upload/Mobile Photos directory inside the main Plex Media Server data directory.

If you manually create a different Library through the Camera Upload settings, it will be located under the "Media Upload" directory noted below.

Related Page: Where is the Plex Media Server data directory located?


The default Camera Upload storage location on Windows will be inside of the user directory.

%LOCALAPPDATA%\Plex Media Server\Media Upload\Mobile Photos\


Using the Finder's "Go" menu, select Go To Folder... then enter the following in the dialog box that pops up:

~/Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server/Media Upload/Mobile Photos


In general, the Plug-Ins folder for the various Linux versions of Plex Media Server will be found under:

$PLEX_HOME/Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server/Media Upload/Mobile Photos