I have an iPhone and a Macbook running macOS Catalina. I would like to keep my photos in sync between both devices, specifically:
- I want to have on the laptop all the photos that I take with the phone.
- I would like to be able to delete photos so they disappear from both devices.
- I would prefer that my phone only has photos that I took with it (i.e. I don't want other photos from my laptop to appear on my phone).
- At the moment I have plenty of available storage on both the phone and the laptop, so space is not going to be a problem in the foreseeable future.
Having the photos on iCloud seems to be what I need, however I ran out of space there so all recent photos taken with the phone are not uploaded to the cloud and I cannot see them on the laptop.
I could pay to have additional storage on iCloud, but I'm looking for alternatives.
I can use the Photos app to import all new photos from the phone to the laptop every once a while. This works and this is actually the kind of solution I'm looking for, but I don't know how to delete photos from both devices without having to delete them manually on both places.
I don't know if it's possible to have iCloud store only the most recent set of photos, and have the older ones offline. If it's possible, how to do that?