Photos - unpredictable "Delete Items" option

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by T Coma, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. T Coma macrumors 6502

    T Coma

    Dec 3, 2015
    People's Republic of Chicago
    I've only been using an iphone for the last 6 months or so, after a successful ~7 years in a mixed marriage of OSX and Android. I'm not sure if this odd discrepancy has been around since my day 1 with my current iphone 7, but I finally got around to some screenshot proof. I always upload my photos/videos via lightning cable, and sometimes I see this header:

    Screen Shot 2018-03-30 at 2.07.55 PM.png

    Which, if I remember correctly, was similar to every time I uploaded from Android phones in that I had the option to delete items after importing. Sometimes however, I see this header on the Photos import window:

    Screen Shot 2018-04-09 at 10.13.22 AM.png

    Same thing, except no delete option. I haven't seen any difference in settings or whatnot when I plug in to upload, although it could be something quite obvious that I'm missing. I prefer the auto-delete option.

    Any ideas? If it matters, I'm using Photos 1.5 on El Cap and clinging to 10.3.3 as long as I can.

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