iPadOS files app very slow to load photos
I recently upgraded to iPadOS on my 2018 iPad Pro, which I have been since the beginning of the year. I use Files a lot, mostly to store PDFs, movies (which I access through VLC), and photos. I have thousands of photos, many several MBs in size, which I maintain in the Files app as it is easier to keep them organized and search by file name.
My issue is that these photos now take a much longer time to load. It takes about 5 seconds to load the thumbnails when opening a folder, which would not be too much of an issue if not for the fact that I can only see a low res copy. Often the size of 4K photos is smaller than the screen itself, with no ability to zoom. In the previous version of iOS, I experienced no load times and was able to view all my photos instantaneously, in full resolution.
Any ideas as to why this is happening?