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Morac

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My M1 Mac is on Ventura 13.2.1. I found yesterday that the Shared Albums are no longer updating on my Mac. To get any updates to share albums I have to go into the Photos app settings and uncheck the shared album and then check it again. Basically I have disable and enable seeing shared albums on my Mac. I get updates normally on my iPhone and iPad.

Yesterday I shared a photo and it didn’t update. I forced the update using the steps above and today someone liked my photo and again my Mac didn’t update. The last time my Mac’s shared albums updated on their own was January 5th when my Mac was on 13.1.

My iCloud library does update, but not the shared albums. I do have advanced data protection on, but that shouldn’t matter.

Any idea how to get shared albums to update on their own?
 
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Joe Pinacate

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My M1 Mac is on Ventura 13.2.1. I found yesterday that the Shared Albums are no longer updating on my Mac. To get any updates to share albums I have to go into the Photos app settings and uncheck the shared album and then check it again. Basically I have disable and enable seeing shared albums on my Mac. I get updates normally on my iPhone and iPad.

Yesterday I shared a photo and it didn’t update. I forced the update using the steps above and today someone liked my photo and again my Mac didn’t update. The last time my Mac’s shared albums updated on their own was January 5th when my Mac was on 13.1.

My iCloud library does update, but not the shared albums. I do have advanced data protection on, but that shouldn’t matter.

Any idea how to get shared albums to update on their own?
I see the same behavior. I received a shared album with 7 items. After I accepted the invitation to the shared album it contained only one photo. Each time I disabled and enabled the sharing switch (as above) a couple more photos arrived. Eventually all 7.

This could be a bug but its also possible the whole system is just slow.
 

maviso5

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Mar 25, 2009
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I am seeing the same behaviour. iOS and iPad OS are being kept up to date but Mac is not.
I create a new shared album and people accepted but nothing happened (the shared album wasn't visible on my phone or ipad either).
Adding photos via phone phone but they're not showing on Mac.
Definitely a bug.
Just updating to 13.4.1 in the hope that something in that fixes it
 

Morac

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Mine started working at some point. I read that logging in in safe mode could fix it so I think I did that a few months back.
 

maviso5

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Mar 25, 2009
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Mine started working at some point. I read that logging in in safe mode could fix it so I think I did that a few months back.
When in safe mode, did you perform any specific operations, as its still the same for me, even after booting into safe mode...
 

Morac

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When in safe mode, did you perform any specific operations, as its still the same for me, even after booting into safe mode...

I don’t remember specifically. I think I just unchecked the shared photo album, powered off my Mac, booted in safe mode, shut down, then booted up normally and enabled shared photo albums again.
 
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