Sync with iCloud Using Photos

While Photos works fine as a standalone image library, it’s built to connect with Apple’s online service, iCloud. With iCloud Photo Library, all your devices can view items stored in a single online library—and add new items to it, giving you access to every item in your media collection from any device .

**①** Check the iCloud Photo Library box in Photos > Preferences > iCloud to sync with iCloud.
Check the iCloud Photo Library box in Photos > Preferences > iCloud to sync with iCloud.

Uploading your library to iCloud adds convenience and a measure of safety to your photo collection, but there are numerous complications to this process, too.

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