iCloud Photo Library

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AbSoluTc, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

    AbSoluTc

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    I just enabled IPL on my Mac. It's uploading and all that. The one thing that isn't clear from Apple is, can/should I enable it on my iPhone right now, with my Mac currently uploading my photos? Or should I wait? Not really clear on how it syncs both devices if there are photos that are not on one but are on the other. I am also assuming that if each device has a duplicate, it doesn't include that in the upload?

    See my minor confusion?

    Thanks for any input!
     
  2. QzzB macrumors regular

    QzzB

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    I cant see why you couldn't, I have mine enabled when when I upload on Mac they just add to my iPhone when refreshed. If you have a large library and to be on the safe side, I would say wait - just incase something goes wrong and you have to start again!

    Pays to be patient sometimes.
     
  3. AbSoluTc thread starter macrumors 68040

    AbSoluTc

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    Yeah, I'm thinking of waiting until the Mac is done uploading. Then I will turn on IPL on my phone. Hope all goes well.
     
  4. itsmilo macrumors 65816

    itsmilo

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    I suggest to wait, i didn't initially and it became a mess so i had to do it all over again. That was back in 2015 tho
     
  5. AbSoluTc thread starter macrumors 68040

    AbSoluTc

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    Wanted to update this thread for anyone that may find it in the future.

    I turned on iCloud photo library on my mac and let it complete. A little under 2 hours and it was complete. I had a 45 gig library and on Fios 75/75. After it was complete, I turned iCloud photo library on my iPhone and it was done within an hour and a half.

    Smooth, simple and I have to say, it's so nice having this feature! I didn't realize I had some photos that weren't on my mac that were on my iPhone and vice versa. Everything is synced up and LOVE IT!

    Since my library is around 45 gig, I chose to keep originals on my iPhone and Mac. My iPhone is 256.
     
  6. nwcs macrumors 65816

    nwcs

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    Also it'll work fine if it's set on both. There won't be any duplicates or any of that stuff. I initially did mine with the phone and then started the computer. Just let it figure it out. Worked just fine.
     

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