Sync Your Photos Using the Photos App
The great thing about being part of the Apple ecosystem is how easily everything syncs. If you already have your iCloud account set up, you can easily find the pictures you take across all of your Apple devices. This happens in an instant, and once you’ve set it up, you don’t have to do anything else.
On your Mac, however, even if you already set up your iCloud account, chances are you aren’t seeing all your pictures in the Photos App. If this is happening to you, there’s a small tweak you need to do to see all your photos.
- Launch the Photos App on your Mac.
- Click on Preferences…
- Click on the iCloud Tab.
- Check iCloud Photos.
You can also tweak the settings so you optimize your Mac’s storage. After you check iCloud Photos, the Photos app will automatically start updating with the pictures and videos you have on your iPhone or iPad.
In the meantime, the Photos app will keep an “Updating” message. This process might take a while, it’ll all depend on the number of pictures you’re syncing.