I have a Macbook Pro and an iPhone that share the same iCloud account. On my Macbook's Photos I have a smart album that contains 52 photos. On the iPhone the album contains 40, with 12 photos are missing.

How can I resync the missing 12 photos with the iPhone?

  • Is this using the Photos app or iPhoto on your Macbook? – DGund May 1 '15 at 17:03
  • Using Photos, and I imported the library from iPhoto to Photos. – Ramy Al Zuhouri May 1 '15 at 18:27
  • Are you using iCloud Photo Library, or syncing photos through iTunes? – tubedogg May 3 '15 at 21:12
  • Yes I'm using the iCloud photo library. – Ramy Al Zuhouri May 10 '15 at 16:51

Smart Albums are not fully supported yet. See https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204478

I would suggest trying to create a new smart album, perhaps with slightly different parameters, and see if you can work around the bug. Or, worst case, you could create a regular album.

  • It's unclear how you get either of your conclusions (that Smart Albums are "not fully supported yet", and that this is a "bug") from the document you linked. It states that criterion that were supported in iPhoto or Aperture, but are not supported in Photos, are removed from the converted Smart Album. I read this as saying that certain criterion were available in iPhoto or Aperture but are no longer available. For example, iPhoto had Events, which are not in Photos. Therefore a Smart Album using a criterion regarding an Event's name would not be possible, but that is no way a bug. – tubedogg May 3 '15 at 21:15
  • I saw this bug myself where Smart Albums that have been imported from iPhoto to Photos.app are not fully intact. Using a non-smart Album as I suggested would be a test whether this is the problem. – Dan Kohn May 3 '15 at 22:30

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