Cannot delete photos from Photostream

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by lancastor, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. lancastor macrumors 6502a

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    I have:

    - newest iPhoto version (9.2.2)
    - completely fresh iPhone 4S with iOS 5.1
    - deleted the whole photostream on icloud.com

    When I delete a photo in iPhoto (Photostream), the photo is only deleted locally. I have to manually delete the photo in my iPhone in the Photostream section.

    When I delete a photo on my iPhone (Photostream), the photo is deleted from the iPhone but it's still in iPhoto.

    I think this is NOT the sense of a cloud. Is this a bug? Does anyone knows a workaround? When I delete a photo in the cloud, it should delete from EVERY device also. I think THIS the sense of a cloud.
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Does this happen with photos you took recently? Photos are only stored/synced with iCloud for 30 days. After that, only the local copy is stored on your devices.
     
  3. lancastor thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes.
     
  4. TheAppleSource macrumors regular

    TheAppleSource

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    This could potentially help, although if it's happening with photos you've taken since you've been running 5.1 then potentially not.

    You could always also try signing into iCloud, click the little question mark in the top right, go to photo stream on the sidebar of the popup that should come up, and then click Reset Photo Stream.
     
  5. lancastor thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Deleted ONCE and removed from ALL YOUR DEVICES.

    And exactly this is not working. :confused:
     
  6. TheAppleSource macrumors regular

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    Have you tried resetting your Photo Steam through iCloud?
     
  7. lancastor thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes.
     
  8. PNutts macrumors 601

    PNutts

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    Actually, photos taken before 5.1 can be deleted from all devices if you disable / enable PhotoStream on your iOS device. Once you do that they are no longer deleted just locally.
     
  9. TheAppleSource macrumors regular

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    I didn't know that, thanks for the clarification :)
     
  10. stuartbennett macrumors newbie

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    hi there

    i took some photos on my ipod touch 1 was accidentally taken as somehow it accidentally took a screenshot of my ipods display while locked the other was a photo i took but i no longer want either in my photostream but when browsing the photostream album in my ipads iphoto i do not get a trash can to delete them. how the hell do i get rid of these 2 pictures?
     

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