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What do I need to do to speed-up synchronisation of photos

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What do I need to do to speed-up synchronisation of photos between an iPhone SE and a MacBook Air. It does happen, but sometimes days in arrears. They are both on WiFi and in proximity to each other.

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It is truly dependent on your wireless connection. Also if you want to sync on cellular you need to manually turn that on.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
They have been permanently on WiFi over the last few days, and synchronisation is not occurring. What settings should I check on both iPhone and Mac?

If that is the case most of the times that I have had issues I have signed out of the iCloud account and then signed back into the account on both devices to resolve the issue. It sounds like the issue is a hold up in sync services.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Thank you, I'll try that. Would AirDrop help for some urgent photos?

For sure. Airdrop is great!

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Customer: replied 3 months ago.
In iCloud on the Mac, Photo Library is checked, but not Photo Stream. Should I check Photo Stream as well?

No. Photo Stream is not needed.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
When I checked Photo Library, Upload was paused to 'save battery'. Does it do this automatically?

I believe it is checked by default.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Meaning that the Mac has to be on mains power for synch, and if it isn't, then synch stops?

if it impact the battery greatly, yes.

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