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Question: Photos app badge

I have a red badge on my photos app on my Mac dock and don't know how to get rid of it or what it means.

MacBook Pro TouchBar and Touch ID, macOS High Sierra (10.13.2)

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May 25, 2018 12:49 PM in response to Trackx In response to Trackx

Unless you give us details we can only guess as we can not see you - with no information my guess is that it is indicating that someone has added a photo to a shared album and the way to clear it is to view the added photo in the shared album


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May 25, 2018 12:49 PM

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May 25, 2018 1:48 PM in response to Trackx In response to Trackx

To get rid of the badges on the Photos icon you can disable them in System Preferences > Notifications.

Select "Photos" in the sidebar of " System Preferences > Notifications" and disable "photos Alaert style: Badge Overlay".

May 25, 2018 1:48 PM

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May 26, 2018 1:11 PM in response to LarryHN In response to LarryHN

What details you do you need? There shows a red circle with the number one on it on the app icon in my Mac dock. When I open the program, there is no notification/indicator saying something needs to be addressed. How do I tell if a photo album shared?

May 26, 2018 1:11 PM

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May 29, 2018 10:54 AM in response to Trackx In response to Trackx

What version of Photos are you using? From that screenshot you don't have any Shared Albums.


Also post a screenshot of the Photos icon with the red badge on it and a screenshot of your Photos/iCloud preference pane.

May 29, 2018 10:54 AM

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Jul 3, 2018 3:45 PM in response to Old Toad In response to Old Toad

Just figured it out. I did have a shared folder from a friend on my System Photos Library. Was not aware I had two libraries. I had Photos pointed to my external HD to save space. Now, I'm trying to figure out how to get my shared album on my external HD.... I don't know if that is possible for me to share with friends though that way. User uploaded file

Jul 3, 2018 3:45 PM

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Jul 4, 2018 4:59 AM in response to Trackx In response to Trackx

The shared albums are iCloud services, and you can only enable iCloud servercesin the System Photo Library. So you will not be seeing the Shared section in any other library.

If you want to use Shared albums in any other Photos Library, you have to enable "Photos > Preferences > General: Use as System Photo Library" and "Photos > Preferences >ICloud > Shared Albums" for that other library. This will disable any cloud services for the current System Photo Library however.

Jul 4, 2018 4:59 AM

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