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How Do I Upload Pictures From My iPhone To My iCloud And/or iMac?

I have an iMAC running OS Sierra, v 10.12.6. My iPhone 6 is running iOS v 10.3.3. I have about 1000 pictures on my iPhone I want to store on my iCloud so I can have access to them from my iMAC. When I connect my iPhone to my iMAC I cannot find a way to transfer my photos from my iPhone to the iCloud or my iMAC. I can’t even see the “photos” folder on my iPhone when connected to my I MAC. I REALLY do not want to lose the photos but I cannot find a way to save them.

Can you help by giving me some direction as to how I can save my photos to the iCloud or even onto my iMAC? Any help/guidance you can provide is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Comments: One Response to “How Do I Upload Pictures From My iPhone To My iCloud And/or iMac?”

    3 years ago

    You don’t need to connect your iPhone to your Mac to use iCloud Photo Library. That’s a big feature of using iCloud.
    To upload your photos to iCloud Photo Library, simply turn on iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone. Look in the Settings in iCloud or in Photos. Once you turn it on, all of your photos will be uploaded. You need to be connected to power, charged up, and using Wi-Fi. 1,000 photos may take a while if you have slow upload speeds (most people in the USA do).

    Then turn on iCloud Photo Library in the Photos app on your Mac. Any photos you have there will be uploaded too, and merged into the library. Obviously you need to be using the same iCloud account on both.

    Then you will be set. Any changes you make will be made to iCloud Photo Library and reflected on both devices. So add a photo and it appears everywhere. Delete one and it is deleted everywhere. Organize into folders and it is organized everywhere.


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