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How come when I delete a picture off of my iPhone that it doesn't automatically delete from my computer?

iPhone 7 Plus, iOS 11.0.3

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Dec 11, 2017 10:48 AM in response to mckaylah In response to mckaylah

If you are using a Windows PC and iCloud for Windows, new photos taken on your phone are automatically downloaded from iCloud but other changes including deletions are not. More information on iCloud Photo Library on a Windows PC: Set up and use iCloud Photo Library on your Windows PC - Apple Support


If you are using the Photos app on a Mac with iCloud Photo Library, any change including deletions made on the phone should be synced to the Mac.

Dec 11, 2017 10:48 AM

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Dec 11, 2017 10:51 AM in response to mckaylah In response to mckaylah

Why should that happen? Are you syncing your iPhone and your computer with iCloud Photo Library?

Then deleting a photo from the iPhone should delete it from the synced Photos Library on your computer as well. But if you transfer the photos with My Photo Stream, the deletion from the library does not sync to my Photo stream.

Dec 11, 2017 10:51 AM

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Dec 11, 2017 10:57 AM in response to léonie In response to léonie

léonie wrote:


...Are you syncing your iPhone and your computer with iCloud Photo Library?

Then deleting a photo from the iPhone should delete it from the synced Photos Library on your computer as well. ...


It is with great trepidation that I would question anything photo related that you have posted, but that isn't correct if the computer in question is a Windows PC.

Dec 11, 2017 10:57 AM

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Dec 11, 2017 11:02 AM in response to mckaylah In response to mckaylah

mckaylah wrote:


I am not quite sure what you mean

Sorry, not sure which post and what part of it you are referring to, but the following may clarify:


If you are using a Windows PC and iCloud for Windows with iCloud Photo Library, new photos taken on your phone are automatically downloaded from iCloud but other changes including deletions are not.

Dec 11, 2017 11:02 AM

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Dec 11, 2017 11:05 AM in response to FoxFifth In response to FoxFifth

I am using a MacBook pro and I understand that if I have my phone and MacBook both connected to iCloud photo library that any changes, including deletions, that are made on my phone should be made on my computer but that doesn't happen.

Dec 11, 2017 11:05 AM

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Dec 11, 2017 11:08 AM in response to mckaylah In response to mckaylah

mckaylah wrote:


I am using a MacBook pro and I understand that if I have my phone and MacBook both connected to iCloud photo library that any changes, including deletions, that are made on my phone should be made on my computer but that doesn't happen.

If you are using a MacBook Pro and have iCloud Photo Library turned on in both your iPhone and on the MacBook Pro, then yes, deletions made on the phone should also delete on the Mac. Have you opened Photos on your MacBook Pro and gone to Preferences there and checked that iCloud Photo Library is turned on?

Dec 11, 2017 11:08 AM

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Dec 11, 2017 11:39 AM in response to FoxFifth In response to FoxFifth

It is with great trepidation that I would question anything photo related that you have posted, but that isn't correct if the computer in question is a Windows PC.

Good point, FoxFifth! .But on a Windows computer is no Photos Library, or is there? By mentioning the Photos Library I tried to imply a Mac.

Dec 11, 2017 11:39 AM

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Dec 11, 2017 11:44 AM in response to léonie In response to léonie

léonie wrote:

Good point, FoxFifth! .But on a Windows computer is no Photos Library, or is there? By mentioning the Photos Library I tried to imply a Mac.

You are correct -- and you are more accurate with the terminology than Apple sometimes is as in the following from Set up and use iCloud Photo Library on your Windows PC - Apple Support

Set up and use iCloud Photo Library on your Windows PC

Dec 11, 2017 11:44 AM

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Dec 11, 2017 3:19 PM in response to FoxFifth In response to FoxFifth

Now I understand the many questions about how to install Photo on a Windows PC.

I don't have access to a windows PC, so I cannot try the iCloud for Windows. From Apple's documents it looks like it were getting and better and better.

Dec 11, 2017 3:19 PM

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