iCloud is a syncing service an not a backup service.
That means that every device logged-in with the same Apple ID will have access to the same files, including photos.
There's no way to do the selective download that you're asking for. Either you sync your photos to your iPhone or you continue to selectively download the photos you need.
so after contacting apple, they said the number showing is the number of additional photos for that time period. However, in my case its not - the number of total photos do not match up when I count all photos for a selected time period. Additionally, I sync the same photos to each device - iPad and iPhone - yet my iPad is taking up twice the amount of ...
Since you are specifically asking for how to share from your "Insta library", by which you mean you'd like for photos and videos from Google Drive to behave like they're on your Camera Roll, here is the solution:
Press 3 dots on the photo/video you'd like to post
Press Send a copy
Scroll down, and select either "Save photo" or "Save video"
Now, when you ...
There’s no reason to take extreme measures.
When was the last backup?
Set up Time Machine if you have no backup, exclude system files, it only backs up live data and not snapshots.
Make a new user account and give it admin.
Turn off automatic log in and reboot.
Now you can use the new admin account to examine if pruning local snapshots clears all the ...
Yes there is an app called iExplorer that will allow you to transfer files and photos to your mac. The app has a free trial period. Connect your phone to your mac and run it. You should be able to see everything on your phone and transfer what you need.
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You can keep your pictures and videos on iCloud but off your MacBook (MB) by changing the following settings (for macOS Catalina) as described. Before doing any of the below, however, I recommend that you take a backup of your MB including all of the downloaded photos using the Time Machine app.
The particular setting I would ...
It is likely that a wipe and restore will fix the issue.
As the iPhone is essentially a pocket computer with a simplified and locked down interface it is difficult, at best, to get into the inner workings to apply fixes that are needed to solve a particular problem .
I have found that many issues like this are readily solved by a simple, though tedious, ...
The library was on an external diksdrive.
I set the "Ignore Permissions" option with Command-I for that drive.
Restartet the Mac and opened the library with Photos and the import was done in several minutes.
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 Photos.app?). Notes:
Set "Keep originals" to disabled in order to have HEIC files automatically converted to JPG during import (I'm not sure if my children's computers ...
The Apple camera app will not let you set up iCloud and download only. However, you don’t have to use the apple camera app to take pictures. It would work fine to set up iCloud and allow sync both ways and just never take a photo from your lock screen / control center / Apple app.
Pick any third party camera that saves the photos to the sandbox / local ...