Faces of Mac OS Sierra an iOS not synchronized on icloud photo library

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Hello alfo91,
Thank you for using communities of Apple Support.

If I understand your message that faces on Mac OS Sierra are not synchronized to your device iOS with iCloud photo library. Some features in Photos on macOS Sierra are available only on the Mac, they were created on. These items are listed in the article below:

Use iCloud photo library on several Mac computers and Photos

These items are available only on the Mac where you created the:

  • Books, cards and calendars
  • Slideshows
  • Keyword shortcuts
  • Unused keywords
  • Last album imported (this album contains photos you have imported recently on a specific Mac)
  • Names and faces in the album of the people

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