How to update Photos when tethered to iPhone

Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by mrochester, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. mrochester macrumors 68000

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    Hi all.

    I'm on holiday so the internet connection on my MBP is via a tethered iPhone.

    When I take a picture on my phone it uploads to iCloud but when I open Photos on my Mac it says it was last updated on Sunday (the last day I was on wifi at home).

    I can't see any button to press to get Photos to update.

    Does anyone know how to do this?

    Many thanks.

    M.
     
  2. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    It’s automatic if your laptop is on charge and is connected to WiFi.
     
  3. mrochester thread starter macrumors 68000

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    my laptop is on charge and tethered to my phone.
     
  4. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    Probably a restriction at the service provider end.
     
  5. mrochester thread starter macrumors 68000

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    the photos all update on my iPad, which is also tethered to my phone.
     
  6. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    Ah that’s interesting. Have you tried a restart of your Mac? I’ve found that to kick off stuck processes.
     
  7. mrochester thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I've tried that a few times. Photos even says 'updating...' for a while but stops and just says 'last updated on Sunday'.
     

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