• Welcome to the new Mac-Forums. See News and Community Announcements for more details.

iPhone Syncing And Photos App

Joined
Nov 29, 2010
Messages
2,355
Reaction score
55
Points
48
Location
Warrington, UK
Your Mac's Specs
PPC Mini, 10.4.11. Intel Mini, 10.6.8. White MacBook, 10.8.5MacBook Pro, 10.14.6. iPhone 5 iOS 11.3.
Not all photos/albums are being synced from my MBP to my iPhone.

Due to space on the iPhone, I'm only syncing selected Albums. However, not all picture in the Albums are ending up on the iPhone. For example, the Smart Album "The Last 6 Months" has over 200 pictures, but only 5 pictures on the iPhone. Other Albums are missing varying(normally the most recent) numbers of pictures.

Any ideas on this?

MBP and iPhone as on the left.
 

IWT


Joined
Jan 23, 2009
Messages
6,542
Reaction score
232
Points
63
Location
Born Scotland. Worked all over UK. Live in Wales
Your Mac's Specs
iMac 5K Retina 27", August 2019, 3.6GHz Intel Core i9, Memory 32GB, 2TB SSD, macOS Mojave 10.14.6
HI

Well, I have some ideas, but this is a minefield in my view and I can only share what I believe to be correct.

Syncing between your Mac and your iPhone seems to be an all or nothing affair which can be achieved via "My Photo Stream" and/or iCloud Photos.

But if you want to select specific Albums, Folders or Pictures, it looks like this can only be achieved via iTunes (or third party apps).

This article may/may not help: Keep your photos safely stored and up to date on all of your devices - Apple Support

I've been using the Photos app since its inception and I keep thinking I understand the entire setup, then find that it's a lot less clear than it appears.

If the article doesn't help, I can tell you how I have everything setup on my Mac and iDevices.

Ian
 
Top