iPhone An easy way to get old photos into iPhone?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by HelloMikee, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. HelloMikee macrumors 6502a

    HelloMikee

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    With the new iOS 11 and new folders app, is there an easy way to get older photos on my portable hard drive back onto my iPhone? Basically a few years ago I had downloaded all my photos from my old iPhone and put them on an external hard drive while deleting them on my phone to allow more space. Since I now have 256GB (I have a ton of free space), is there an easy way to get those old iPhone photos back to my current iPhone?
     
  2. andyp350 macrumors 6502a

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    Do you use iCloud Photo Library? The easiest way would just be to add them to that if you have the iCloud storage space.
     
  3. lroman macrumors newbie

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    I don't use icloud photo library so the way I did was I synced the pictures using itunes and then I use the duplicate function in the photos app and this will make all the pictures that you synced to be placed in the camera roll (the duplicates)...and then you delete the folder using itunes...after this all those pictures will be in your camera roll as opposed to in a separate folder
     
  4. HelloMikee thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That was what I was intending to do. I should have been more clear. I was wondering if there was a way in the file system to be able to drag and drop them in my phone vs using wifi to upload them.
     
  5. andyp350 macrumors 6502a

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    No I don’t think so. If you’re adding them to your iCloud Photo Library then they will have to upload via WiFi at some point. Why not just do it on your computer and then download them onto your phone when the upload has finished?
     
  6. Falcon703549 macrumors member

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    Google photos, unlimited storage, although slow initially to upload, (I had over 100,000) photos to upload, now if you take a photo on iPhone, in seconds it's available automatically on every device that has Google photos installed.

    Can't praise the service enough and it's FREE FREE FREE
     
  7. HelloMikee thread starter macrumors 6502a

    HelloMikee

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    Yea I'll probably do that, thanks. Was just wondering if there was a quicker way to do it with the new OS. Thanks again.
     

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