How to Use iCloud Photo Library in Photos to Sync Photos Between Devices?

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iCloud Photo Library is the Apple's Photo service which allows you to sync all of your photos across all your devices and to iCloud. It is available with iOS 8.3 and later, and Yosemite 10.10.3 and later version. When you turn On iCloud Photo Library on your Mac or iOS device, your photos will upload automatically after you connect to the Wi-Fi network. It stores all of your photos and videos that you add from Mac or iOS device. It supports several photo and video formats such as .Jpeg, .Raw, .Png, .Gif, .Tiff and .Mp4. When you turn ON "iCloud Photo Library" on across all of your devices, you will access to every photo you have ever taken and stored in iCloud.

Here are the steps to Turn ON iCloud Photo Library on iOS Device:

  1. Open "Settings" app on your iPhone or iPad running iOS 8.3 or higher.
  2. Tap "iCloud".
  3. Tap "Photos".
  4. Move the slider from left to right to turn ON "iCloud Photo Library".

Here are the steps to Turn ON iCloud Photo Library on OS X Yosemite:

  1. Open "Photos" app on your OS X Yosemite.
  2. Select "Photos" option from the menu bar.
  3. Select "Prteferences" option.
  4. Click "iCloud" tab.
  5. Check mark the box located in front of "iCloud Photo Library".

Here are the steps to Turn ON Optimize iPhone Storage:

  1. Open "Settings" on your Mac.
  2. Select "Photos & Camera" option.
  3. Tap "Optimize iPhone Storage".
  4. It will helpful to manage the size of your iCloud Photo Library.

Here are the steps to Turn ON Optimize Mac Storage:

  1. Open "Photos" app on your OS X Yosemite.
  2. Select "Photos" from the menu bar.
  3. Select "Prteferences" option.
  4. Click "iCloud" tab.
  5. Select "Optimize Mac Storage" option.
  6. It is helpful to store full-resolution photos and videos in iCloud.

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