2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 21, 2012 1:23 PM by Sean Mcclafferty
Sean Mcclafferty Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

I often take photos on my iPhone that I collect into Events on my MacBook Air in iPhoto. When I sync those Events back to the iPhone, are the photos duplicated...or does iOS recognize that the images are already on the iPhone and collects them into the Event in Photos? I'm afraid that I'm duplicating photos on my phone. But this is the only way I can tell to get Faces data onto the phone after I add it in iPhoto.


MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • 1. Re: Syncing with iPhoto and back to iPhone
    amy_lou Level 4 Level 4 (1,550 points)

    the phone will not see that the photos already exist on it. it will essentially just add the pictures you're syncing as a folder to your phone, and not merge them with the photos that exist in your camera roll. the best way to remedy this is when you import photos to iphoto, choose the option to then delete them from your phone. that way when you sync them from iphoto to the phone, they will only be in the folder that's created during the sync instead of both there and in the camera roll

  • 2. Re: Syncing with iPhoto and back to iPhone
    Sean Mcclafferty Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Oh that's unfortunate but thanks for the answer!