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Iphone Photos SYNC w/ Surface Pro2 Like it does with IPAD


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Can the I-Phone Sync with my Surface Pro2 Like it does with my IPAD? Without additional steps? If NOT, does any Phone device do that?


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Install iTunes for Windows. Connect your device and configure.

iTunes will not work for sharing photos.

To share photos on your Microsoft Surface, you need to install iCloud for the PC. Then, My Photo Stream will do that for you automatically right from the iPhone. This is what I do, and I am a heavy user of photos, contacts, etc.
With this feature, photos taken from your Surface are automatically synced with your Apple devices, as if you took them on one of those other devices. Also, you can add your existing or legacy library of photos from the PC to all your synced devices.
Here you go:
iCloud Control Panel 3.1 for Windows

Here is a helpful reference to answer your questions. Well worth the time taken to understand how it works.
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I was only addressing a simple Manual Sync solution. Your Cloud Based sync/share alternative is certainly a more comprehensive response to the query.


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Firstly, arrange all photos you want to transfer into a folder to be ready to sync photos from Surface Pro 2 with iPad. As the previous pictures maybe erased after syncing, so you'd better use the same folder everytime you transfer photos. Open iTunes and choose Photo panel to sync the folder created before. It is done.
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You can -- there are a couple different ways.

iCloud Photo Library is the easiest way, with your original full resolution photos stored in iCloud -- whatever albums you add, delete, or edit on your iPhone, PC, or Mac all syncs to iCloud, and then from there to whatever devices you've configured. Recently, Apple updated iCloud for Windows with support for iCloud Photo Library. Prior to the update, you could use Photo Sharing and Photo Stream on a PC, however, these features reduce the size and resolution of photos without the option keep the pictures in their original state. While the originals are stored in iCloud, you can configure devices you sync your library with to received reduced versions, if space is an issue.

The other way is with iTunes. You create a main folder for you pictures, and sub-folders within which will sync over as albums with iTunes. It reduces the size of the pictures, with no option to sync the originals to your device. The originals are always only on your PC.

This is all well documented and explained at Apple's site -- did you not look there first?


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I have iCloud for Windows too, but also have a Camera Roll folder in OneDrive/Pictures that gets the photos I take with my iPhone.