Im Stumped! How do I get my photos from mac to iphone?

enzo thecat

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With the new iphoto or whatever it is called (the photos icon on my mbpro), I can't figure out how to get the photos to my iphone. The old program used to recognize my phone when it was synced with the usb-lightening adapter. With the new program, there is no recognition of my phone. And no way to drag and drop. I'd really appreciate some help. I've googled for help, but I can't find help for this new iphoto version, only the old.



I really hate the changes Apple is making lately. Things that should be easy are frustrating to the core.
 

aristobrat

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Oct 14, 2005
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Hasn't it always been iTunes that's been the app that actually does the copying of photos down from your Mac to your iPhone?

I'd try plugging your iPhone into your Mac, going into iTunes, and look to see what the Photo sync setting tab is set to do.
 
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enzo thecat

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Hasn't it always been iTunes that's been the app that actually does the copying of photos down from your Mac to your iPhone?

I'd try plugging your iPhone into your Mac, going into iTunes, and look to see what the Photo sync setting tab is set to do.
No. itunes doesnt sync the photos anymore. Apple is removing common sense from the iOS experience
 

lakaiordie

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really it doesn't anymore? i hardly ever sync with my computer. i do miss the old iPhotos program too. i don't like the new photos one.
 

Small White Car

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Aug 29, 2006
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Apple's intent is for you to turn on iCloud Photos. Then everything will sync over the internet at thumbnail size and any photos you open on your phone will download the full sized version at that time.

The question remains, however, what Apple expects those of us who can't use iCloud Photos to do. Unless I've missed something I think the answer is 'nothing.'

Perhaps start searching the app store for 3rd party apps. Maybe start with Dropbox and Dropbox Carousel and see how they work together? I also hear Google's new photo service is nice and works with iOS too.
 

enzo thecat

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Apr 7, 2010
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Apple's intent is for you to turn on iCloud Photos. Then everything will sync over the internet at thumbnail size and any photos you open on your phone will download the full sized version at that time.

The question remains, however, what Apple expects those of us who can't use iCloud Photos to do. Unless I've missed something I think the answer is 'nothing.'

Perhaps start searching the app store for 3rd party apps. Maybe start with Dropbox and Dropbox Carousel and see how they work together? I also hear Google's new photo service is nice and works with iOS too.
My "icloud photos" is on. Just not my "photo library"