Does iCloud Photo Library work when you restore your pics from a backup?

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  1. zooby, Oct 29, 2015
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  2. Farsider macrumors 6502

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    Yep, I had the same problem after an iTunes restore on an iPhone and a TimeMachine restore on a Mac. iCloud Photo library appears to take all these photos as new photos and started to upload them all. I didn't wait for it to finish so it could've magically fixed itself but I didn't want to find out.

    I nuked my local Photos Library on my Mac and all photos on my iPhone and let it re-sync from scratch.

    That's clearly not how it should work but all is OK now.
     
  3. zooby, Oct 29, 2015
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  4. Farsider macrumors 6502

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    If iCPL is off on your phone and Mac. Deleting photos is quite safe.

    You can always restore from your backups should the worst happen.
     
  5. zooby, Oct 29, 2015
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