iPhone 6(S)(+) Photos Loaded To My Mac Using ImageCapture And Now Want To Add To My iPhone

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  1. EDLIU macrumors regular

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    I have an iPhone 6 Plus.

    I did not backup the iPhone but used "ImageCapture and Aperture" to download the photos(iOS 11 and earlier versions).

    My iPhone was "Disabled and Restored" recently, and I have taken some photos with the iPhone 6 Plus(iOS 12.2).

    My question is, can I load the photos on my Mac(downloaded using ImageCapture and Aperture) to my iPhone 6 Plus, and how?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Steve121178 macrumors 601

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    As long as you are signed in to iCloud on your Mac (same Apple ID as your phone), just import them into your Photo library and they'll appear on your phone.
     
  3. EDLIU thread starter macrumors regular

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    So I go to System Preferences --> iCloud --> and select iCloud Photo Library in the Photo.

    Add the photos on my Mac to Photo Library, and setup the iPhone settings?

    BTW, the photos I recently taken will have the same "file names" with the old photos on my Mac. Will that cause problems?

    Thanks.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    You can also use iTunes to sync photos from Aperture to the iPhone.
     
  5. now i see it macrumors 68040

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    The problem with syncing photos through iTunes that are on the the Mac to the iPhone is you can't delete them off the iPhone without connecting to dreadful iTunes again.

    In my opinion, as much as apple seems to want to make things easier with their Mac OS apps to move stuff from iPhone to Mac, they all make it more of a hassle. Get the app "File Browser" and be done with Apple's headache apps for good
     
  6. EDLIU thread starter macrumors regular

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    "the photos I recently taken will have the same "file names" with the old photos on my Mac. Will that cause problems?"

    Thanks.
     
  7. Ruggy macrumors regular

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    If you have any problems, give Photosynch a try. I think it costs about $5 but it will do everything you need and will make your life a whole lot easier.
    But, if everything works ok without, then that's fine.
    https://www.photosync-app.com/home.html
     
  8. EDLIU thread starter macrumors regular

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    So how do I setup the iCloud on my iPhone to just "download, not upload any of the photos" since I've used all the 5GB Free iCloud space.

    Thanks.
     
  9. now i see it macrumors 68040

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    The original file names of anything copied to the iOS Photos App get the lost forever.

    For example, if you've got a photo on your Mac you've named Maui-sunset.jpg, when it gets copied over to the iOS Photos app, the name gets stripped and you end up with something like "IMG_9033.JPG".
     
  10. EDLIU thread starter macrumors regular

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    My question is:

    The old photos on my Mac have file names such as IMG_0001.JPG, IMG_0002.JPG. The new photos on my iPhone have file names such as, IMG_0001.JPG, IMG_0002.JPG, IMG_0003.JPG.

    So, if I download the old photos(on the iCloud) to my iPhone(with the new photos), both the old and new photos have the same file names(for example, IMG_0001.JPG and IMG_0002.JPG), "how will the photos be arranged"?

    Thanks.
     
  11. now i see it, May 16, 2019
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    now i see it macrumors 68040

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    The iOS Photos App camera roll arranges the photos by the date they were modified in the Photos App. You can see for yourself when you duplicate an old photo, it gets placed at the bottom off pile.

    Since everything that gets added to the iOS photos app gets automatically renamed before being put there, there's no possibility that two photos can have the same name (its impossible on any computer in the same directory anyway). The imported photos will be arranged in the iOS Photos app based on their modification date, or date they were added.

    If a picture was taken 5 years ago, then copied over to the iOS Photos App, it will be placed in the camera roll at the bottom of the list as if it was taken today.

    It's a purposely designed screwed up system that works nothing like the Mac or any other operating system.
     
  12. EDLIU thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hello, Wea,

    How do I sync pictures from Photos to my iPhone using iTunes?

    Thanks.
     
  13. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Connect the iPhone then go to this screen in iTunes and check the box up to then below that select what photos you want to sync. Then click sync at the bottom.
     
  14. MEJHarrison macrumors 65816

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    No idea.

    FYI, I'm well aware that this isn't at all what you're asking for. I'm only mentioning this in the event you don't already know. I store my photos in the cloud (iCloud Photos in the Setting app). I'm at nearly 34,000 photos and just over 500 videos. On my Mac that library is 127.6GB. On my phone, that same library takes up 6.25GB with Optimize Photos switched on. That's about 5% the size of the library on my Mac. Most of the time I can't even tell it's "optimized" until I see it download the full version. That said, I realize this may be completely useless information to you. Just something to consider if you weren't previously aware.
     
  15. EDLIU thread starter macrumors regular

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    So, what are the actual steps if I want to:
    • Upload photos from my iPhone to Photos(which has the earlier photos)
    • Then download all the photos from Photos to my iPhone. (So the earlier taken photos will be placed in front of the currently taken photos).
    BTW, why the photos synced using iTunes can't be deleted unless using iTunes again?

    Thanks.
     
  16. Weaselboy Moderator

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