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return2sendai

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HELP!!!!!

iPad Pro running iPadOS 16.1
iMac running Mojave and iTunes 12.9.5.5

I want to synch my photos from my iMac to my iPad.

But iTunes is telling me "iCloud Photos is On".

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This means I have no Synch Photos button or menu lists in iTunes to select the Photos app on my Mac and choose my folders to sync across to my iPad.

BUT iCLOUD PHOTOS IS OFF!

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See. On my iPad. I have turned iCloud Photos off. It is off on my iPad but iTunes on my Mac is saying it is on. Yes, I've turned everything off and on again. I've tried logging in and out and in to iCloud again and again.

I just want to synch my photos from my Mac to my iPad through iTunes. The menus were there before and now they have vanished!

ARGH!
 
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TorbenIbsen

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What has iTunes to do with this? - On my iMac and iPad these things are under iCloud settings for Apple Photos.
 

return2sendai

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What has iTunes to do with this? - On my iMac and iPad these things are under iCloud settings for Apple Photos.

iTunes will not sync photos from my Mac to my iPad because it, iTunes, does not sync photos from a Mac to an iPad if iCloud Photos is on.

iTunes is telling me iCloud Photos is on, so I cannot sync my photos from my Mac to my iPad.
 

stocklen

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You are using beta software.
Need I say any more.

Wait until its in its final form.
Dont use beta on important devices continuing important data. Things dont fully work.
 
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bradbomb

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Do you have iCloud Photo Library turned on your Mac? If so, then Apple expects you to be using it on all devices as iCloud Photo Library's specific purpose is to have a unified synced library across all Apple Devices. The non-iCloud sync feature for photos from Mac to iPad (It is a one-way system) is to select an album or multiple albums to sync to the iPad so you can see them there.


Note: When iCloud Photos is turned on, no photo syncing options appear when you click Photos in the button bar.
 

return2sendai

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So anyways, I fixed it myself.

When my iPad is connected to my iMac, I opened the Photos app on my iMac and there is a little tiny check box at the top of the Photos app.

Check this, open iTunes, and Lo!

As if by magic, in my iTunes window for my iPad, when I select photos from the drop-down menu under my iPad icon, which takes me to my iTunes photos window, my iMac Photos app appears as an option.

Choosing that option reveals all my iMac Photos app folders, from which I can then select those folders I want to copy to my iPad.

But it was such a teeny-weeny check box.

Makes me think Apple doesn’t want me to use iTunes anymore. Can’t think why, given Music is so fantastic….not.
 
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