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    Default Photos in iOS10 & macOS Sierra: faces synced between iphone and mac?

    In iOS10 and macOS sierra you now have face recognition...
    Are the results synced between iphone and mac (desktop)?
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    Default Re: Photos in iOS10 & macOS Sierra: faces synced between iphone and mac?

    They should, but I can't say for certain because I don't have macOS Sierra installed in my aging MacBook. Hopefully, members that do will reply soon.
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    Default Re: Photos in iOS10 & macOS Sierra: faces synced between iphone and mac?

    From my experiences, unfortunately no.
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    Default Re: Photos in iOS10 & macOS Sierra: faces synced between iphone and mac?

    I have the same experience... hoping that this is due to the beta.
    Doing the "work" twice doesnt make sense...
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    Default Re: Photos in iOS10 & macOS Sierra: faces synced between iphone and mac?

    Quote Originally Posted by chrmahr View Post
    I have the same experience... hoping that this is due to the beta.
    Doing the "work" twice doesnt make sense...
    For right now, it feels like the Photos experience is really incomplete (probably to be addressed in future betas). Apple has a lot of work to do to make a Google Photos like experience without using their method of going through all your photos in the cloud.
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    Default Re: Photos in iOS10 & macOS Sierra: faces synced between iphone and mac?

    Nope

    Makes no sense Apple. Filed a report with them. Some of the stuff that Apple ignores just makes no sense sometimes.
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    Default Re: Photos in iOS10 & macOS Sierra: faces synced between iphone and mac?

    You would think if you're using iCloud Photo Library it should sync the faces also. I have a 5, 6Plus, and 6SPlus, and all the memories albums Photos pulled together synced across devices....
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    Default Re: Photos in iOS10 & macOS Sierra: faces synced between iphone and mac?

    I hate hate hate that Photos makes me want to adopted Google photos so badly.
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    Default Re: Photos in iOS10 & macOS Sierra: faces synced between iphone and mac?

    I would be shocked if they didn't sync up once the final OS's go live. What would be the point of having two completely separate Faces collections, especially when you have tens of thousands of photos. I've got the iOS 10 beta on my iPhone but no other betas so I'm wondering what iOS 10 has done to my photos regarding Faces. Has it applied faces tags to my photos in iCloud photo library or is it just on my phone? I've held off on committing fully to Mac OS X Photos until all the features of the app are synced everywhere. It's so tempting to just dump my photos into Google Photos and call it a day but I'm deep into the Apple ecosystem. I know Apple loves to hear that
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    Default Re: Photos in iOS10 & macOS Sierra: faces synced between iphone and mac?

    Craig and Phil both said (on grubers show) that these features are device independent and they will not be synced via iCloud Photo Library. Processing will be done on device. If they were to sync that stuff via ICPL there would be no need to make each device process its own data (since the end point would contain it anyways...)
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    Default Re: Photos in iOS10 & macOS Sierra: faces synced between iphone and mac?

    So I spent a half hour on my iPhone working with faces. I go to my iPad, and it's exactly as my iPhone was before I started with it. This makes no sense at all. Honestly, I love Apple products, but they have really never had a decent photo program. I was determined to use their photo program with iOS 10, but if this is the result, it seems like a waste of time and cloud space.
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    Default Re: Photos in iOS10 & macOS Sierra: faces synced between iphone and mac?

    Look at what they said in their keynote, the two will not sync. The actions happen on device and it not shared with icloud so the same actions will have to happen on your mac.
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    Default Re: Photos in iOS10 & macOS Sierra: faces synced between iphone and mac?

    I'm running iOS 10.0.1, the GM version, and unless issue found between now and Wednesday, this will be the public version and can confirm faces still don't sync between different device iCloud photo libraries.

    I suspect Apple's data privacy issue is strongly involved here. By syncing data across iCloud Apple would then no longer be able to claim the sensitive confidential data remains on device alone. Apple have gone out of their way to ensure sensitive personal data remains in the end users hands only and not in Apple's hands.

    Just my views
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    Default Re: Photos in iOS10 & macOS Sierra: faces synced between iphone and mac?

    So this really does mean that if I put in a lot of effort p identify and name faces on 5.000+ photos, buy a new Iphone 7 and restore this from the backup of my iPhone 6s (running IOS10), the faces does not transfer over to my new device? At least that is what happened to me.

    If it is like that, I think that Apple needs to reconsider how backups are done since it isn't usable in the long term.
    Last edited by IcySnowballs; 09-17-2016 at 02:09 AM.
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    Default Re: Photos in iOS10 & macOS Sierra: faces synced between iphone and mac?

    This is a huge step back. Although not widely known, under iOS 9 and the previous version of OS X faces tagged on OSX would be available on the iPhone when searching for a name (i.e. the meta tags were synched to iCloud). Having gone iOS 10 then waiting for Sierra I'm hugely disappointed to set the Faces now separated by device. Huge misstep.
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    Default Re: Photos in iOS10 & macOS Sierra: faces synced between iphone and mac?

    I'm hoping that Apple will get a fix for this, it's very frustrating not having face's synced between devices.
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    Default Re: Photos in iOS10 & macOS Sierra: faces synced between iphone and mac?

    Are you noticing. Bug where when you are done merging each persons face across each device manually it gives you a different amount of photos for that person across multiple devices

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