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Question: deleting photos on iPhone but keep on iMac

How do I delete photos from my iPhone but retain them on my iMac

iMac, macOS High Sierra (10.13.3)

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One way would be to create a new Photo Library and not have it as the System Library. Then it will not interact with iCloud, because, as you know, if you delete a photo from any synched device, it deletes them from all devices that are synched with iCloud.


Here is more information on managing a System Library: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204414

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Mar 18, 2018 7:05 AM in response to firstofmany In response to firstofmany

One way would be to create a new Photo Library and not have it as the System Library. Then it will not interact with iCloud, because, as you know, if you delete a photo from any synched device, it deletes them from all devices that are synched with iCloud.


Here is more information on managing a System Library: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204414

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