I am looking at a Synology DS233j to back up photos and videos from the family iPhones.
In the event of a catastrophe requiring a new phone, how do I get the photos and videos onto a new iPhone.
Backing up via the synology photos app is covered well on various sites. But I’ve not found much explaining how to restore in the event you’ve replaced your phone.
Thanks for reading
Is there a means with the Synology Photo App to view the photos on the NAS, and then save them back to a replacement phone?
Is perhaps a clearer question.
Well, Just did this with the wife’s phone. We (I) did not want to move 200Gb of photos to the new iphone. We just added the Synology photos app. If she wants to look at or use older photos, she can find them on her new phone in Synology app. Her new photos are stored in iPhotos and backed up to the photos app.
But back to your question:
On a computer open iPhotos in the upper file menu choose import. Select the folder on the synology where your old photos are stored. Click review for import. Wait a long long time, Click Import all new items. Wait a longer time. Once all your photos are copied to iPhoto you can transfer them to her phone.
Hopefully your family is different and you don’t have to move hundreds and hundreds of gb’s. If you do you might have to do it in smaller chunks.
Thank you SteveD for your suggestion.
Not at 200GB yet. Just 60+.
Was the on the fence wether a NAS was the way to go us. Restoring iPhones was a must ability.
I believe IPhotos is a Mac program, sadly I don’t use one.
However, I have found a way that is not totally dissimilar to yours. Tested it last night.
It requires access to another iPad or iPhone.
Mount the network folder containing the pictures and videos in „Files“ on the other iPad/iPhone. Select the pictures and videos required and Airdrop them to the phone being restored. Everything appears in the correct order. And it copies pretty fast.
A little clunky, but I think reliable enough to get a NAS.