photos synced from iTunes will be removed

The statement 'photos synced from iTunes will be removed...412 photos will be removed' is displayed when I turn on iCloud Photo Library (Beta) from IOS 8.1.3 iPhone 5S.

What does this mean as I always update/upgrade my iPhone using iTunes via USB connection to OSX 10.10.X - will all photos be deleted from IOS 8.1.X devices, specifically my iPhone?

If this means photos will *only* be available from iCloud Photo Library and *not* on iPhone/iDevice if no Internet/iCloud connection is available - this is not good!
MARSPATHRetired EE/Computers/ITAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Kyle SantosQuality AssuranceCommented:
Unfortunately, you cannot use iCloud Photo Library alongside synced photos from iTunes/iPhoto.  If you want the photos from your Mac on your phone, then do not enable the iCloud photo drive until it is out of Beta.  You will want to wait for the 'Photos' app for Mac to be available.  

I agree it is not good.  These things are being fleshed out with Beta versions which is why it should not be relied upon until final release.  Also, switching over to an entirely cloud based photo library would not allow you to sync your photos locally as well.  You would have a plethora of duplicates, etc.

Overall there are still limitations to switching over to iCloud Photo Library.  If you follow through with this switch you will need to upload photos/videos to the cloud from now on in order to be viewable on all your devices.  But then again, as you said already, it means the photos will only be available if your device has an available connection.

Let me know if you need anything else.


Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
MARSPATHRetired EE/Computers/ITAuthor Commented:
Thanks for a thorough and detailed helpful response!
Kyle SantosQuality AssuranceCommented:
You're welcome!
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Images and Photos

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.