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Question: Photo library and the cloud.

I just got a new iPad (5th Generation) that I am setting up from scratch. How do I get the all photos in my photo library on my mac to it quickly without putting them on the cloud which seems to be taking forever ( i have a lot of photos? I also want to keep them on my mac..... Photo sharing is on on my computer so now I seem to be stuck, can't stop it without losing what has already been downloaded from the mac to the cloud at least that's what I think might happen. I just want to keep the photos on my mac and just export them to the new iPad easily. Thanks!

iMac, macOS Sierra (10.12.6)

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Nov 16, 2017 11:25 AM in response to mwheels12 In response to mwheels12

If you don't want to use iCloud, attach the iPad to the computer using a USB cord. Open Photos and copy the pictures to the iPad. To update new photos between the device/computer, Photos/Preferences/iCloud and turn Photo Stream on. Also turn Photo Stream on in Settings/Your Name/iCloud/Photos.


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