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Managing Photos on iPhone
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ghporter
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Apr 28, 2019, 08:43 PM
 
I have a bazillion photos on my phone, some having been taken five phones ago, and just "restored" with each iteration of "back up old phone, restore new phone".

Thorzdad's thread about Camera Roll vs Photostream, etc. got me thinking about this - or rather got me thinking about it yet again.

Many of my photos are of subjects I want to keep handy and findable; family members, pets, impressive places I've visited, etc. I have these photos sorted into other folders ("Dad," "Pets," and so on).

If I plug into a desktop or laptop and let the Mac automatically download the pictures, there's an option to erase the pictures on the phone. But what about folders other than Camera Roll? Will that auto download/erase ONLY erase the Camera Roll folder?

If not, is there another option for backing up all the pictures and erasing just the Camera Roll?

Glenn -----OTR/L, MOT, Tx
     
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Apr 28, 2019, 09:48 PM
 
It will download and erase any picture not on already on the Mac. The photos in the dad and pets albums are in the camera roll. If you do download and delete, those will be deleted. The pain in the ass is if you want to delete photos already in photos. You have to manually delete from your phone. I may have made things worse by buying the 2TB iCloud backup. All my pics in Photos show on my phone in an album called all photos.
     
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Apr 29, 2019, 01:52 PM
 
So I’ll have to somehow put the pictures I want to keep handy in some other folder/album... Not ideal, but neither is having 2200 pictures on my phone.

Now I gotta figure out how to do that without buying some expensive app just to put my pictures in some nonvolatile spot on the phone.

Glenn -----OTR/L, MOT, Tx
     
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Apr 29, 2019, 02:18 PM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
So I’ll have to somehow put the pictures I want to keep handy in some other folder/album... Not ideal, but neither is having 2200 pictures on my phone.

Now I gotta figure out how to do that without buying some expensive app just to put my pictures in some nonvolatile spot on the phone.
Once they are on your Mac you can always create an album for them and put them back on the phone.
     
   
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