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How can I force a Photo Stream sync on the iPhone?

Echoing this answer: Open up Activity Monitor Search for Photos Agent and quit it. Restart the Photos app.
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Photos not downloading latest images to macOS

Make sure that your Mac is still uploading photos. Open the photos app and then go to the word Photos (next to File and Edit in the status bar) and then click on preferences. Then go over to the ...
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What's the meaning of "These photos will also be deleted from Photo Stream on all your devices"?

I suggest that you have a separate folder on an external drive for all photos as a backup. I do this and even if I make a mistake between any device and iCloud I still have the originals. When it ...
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iCloud Storage Config: Photos

Because you're not using iCloud Photo Library, iOS will treat your Camera Roll photos and any saved photos as part of the standard backup process. You are storing all of those backed-up photos in a ...
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What happens to shared photos when i delete them locally?

Removing photos from your Camera Roll will not remove them from Shared Albums. It will, however, remove them from iCloud Photo Library, both in iCloud itself and all of your devices. If you have ...
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How to reimport Live Photos in Apple Photos?

I ran into the same problem, luckily I had not deleted the files from the camera roll of my iPhone. will recognize the Live Photos as duplicates when already imported by Photo Stream as ...
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How can I delete pictures on my iPad mini without them being deleted on my other devices as well?

Unfortunately, you can not. Because you have iCloud Photo Library turned on, all of your devices' camera rolls are identical. Apple's thing about iCloud Photo Library is that everything is perfectly ...
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Please can someone help me get my edited photos and videos from my phone to my computer?

If you have the photos in Photos on the Mac, select them in the Library then choose File > Export > Export n Photos… The next dialog will allow you to choose the output format, size and other ...
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How can my wife watch her photos on our Apple TV?

Sadly enough, this not possible in the way you’d expect. The UI and settings of the Apple TV suggest you can simply switch between registered users and by switching, you’d gain access to that user’s ...
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iCloud Photo Sharing - Not receiving invitation

The person who can't send the invite should check if mobile data is enabled for photos app Maybe when they sent the invite to you, they didn't have wifi and mobile data was disabled. but had wifi ...
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Deleting Stuff Off Of Camera Roll And Photo Stream

The camera roll on an iOS device is totally independent of your photo stream. So, if you have an iPhone 6s for example, and you've taken 1,234 photos on it, these photos will remain in your camera ...
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My Photo Stream still uploads pictures after iCloud fills up?

Apple covers this in the FAQ on Photo Stream and iCloud photos. It’s towards the bottom : Does My Photo Stream use my iCloud storage? No. The photos ...
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What happens to shared photos when i delete them locally?

As tubedogg pointed out, the photos removed from Icloud Photo Library will still be available from the shared albums (because they are copies) BUT be aware that shared copies are scaled down to a ...
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Finder directory containing latest iCloud Photos

You can access Photos directly in the standard macOS file selector If you don't see the sidebar you can enable it with the dropdown behind the icon on top left
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JPG photo filenames after an iPhone to "Photos app" import

For future iPhone -> computer imports Using "Image Capture" app instead of "Photos" app solves most of the problems indeed (as explained here: How do I import photos in OS X without using
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Troubleshooting problem with My Photo Stream not syncing

having same issue. Had non sync happing over the years and normally it helped to upgrade the software of the iOS or sometimes MacOS upgrade. Now have latest Monterey (12.3) in Mac Mini M1 and latest ...
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Sync photo albums between Mac and iPhone

There are two basic ways to do this. You can use iCloud for storing pictures and then also use it for pictures on your Mac. The other way is when you connect your phone to your Mac with a lightning ...
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Unidirectional sync from iOS device to iCloud Photo Library

Using Photo Stream does mostly work. Photo Stream images from the phone do end up in my iCloud Photos Library. I assume that either my main iPhone or Mac grabs the photos and adds them. If the ...
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Why is Photo Stream not visible in iOS 12?

I went ahead and purchased a 2 TB cloud storage from Mac world for about $60, but later found out there are better storage solutions available. Now I have to figure out how to synchronize my photos ...
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Why is Photo Stream not visible in iOS 12?

After speaking with Apple, I learned they are phasing out Photo Stream. Any new Apple IDs created since approximately 2018 don't have access to this feature. Looks like I will have to start using ...
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Photo stream on iphone has old photos I deleted, but on desktop has recent ones I want to save

You can try turning off Photo Stream on your iPhone, and turning it back on after a few minutes, to see if it purges the old photos in the process.
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How do I prevent Shared Photo stream

You need to set up separate Apple Ids for each user, possibly using Family Sharing to share purchases and other things. A simple iCloud id, which is what you have, assumes you want everything ...
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Does My Photo Stream work without an Internet connection? (local wifi only)

To the best of my knowledge, Photo Stream will work whenever it is connected to iCloud. It doesn't matter if the connection is via your carrier data plan or via wifi to the internet. But you must in ...
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Deleting photos from my iPhone - and keeping them in iCloud

I’ve experienced something similar and I always suspected that they were the photos on the phone before iCloud Photo Library was enabled. The only way I know to delete them is manually or through a ...
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Where does Photos store iCloud photos shared with me?

I found the local storage location for iCloud shared images. cd "/Users/simon/Library/Containers/ Support/
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ICloud, and iPhoto

Pictures that can't be deleted on your camera roll were synced from iTunes. You can delete them or modify what is synced with iTunes on a Mac or PC. If you don't have access to the computer ...
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How to convert synced photo folders to camera roll folders?

It is possible to convert synced photos to camera roll. The Apple Community post "Syncing" Photos from iTunes into Camera Roll shows how. Note that duplicating a large number of images will ...
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How to convert synced photo folders to camera roll folders?

Sync your images via iTunes (all of them). When the album gets copied, go inside, Click select, click select all. After that, click the share icon in the left bottom. Click duplicate there and your ...
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I was sharing an iCloud account, would he know about my photos?

If you deleted the photos, then went into the Recently Deleted folder and permanently deleted them from your iPhone, followed by disabling iCloud Photo Library as you stated, then you should be fine.
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