iCloud Problem

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by markrox7, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. markrox7 macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2011
    I'm restoring my iPhone from an iCloud backup. It's stuck at downloading "287 of 415" photos, and my apps are still stuck on "waiting" with the loading bars underneath each empty. My phone was disconnected from Wifi temporarily so it stopped restoring. I'm reconnected to wifi now and it's still not going. How can I resume it?
  2. Jare macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2010
    You blame this on iCloud?
  3. markrox7 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2011
    No, I know it's my fault for disconnecting from Wifi. I know I shouldn't have but I had to get to work. I came back and reconnected to my home wifi network, though, and everything else finished downloading from my iCloud backup, except the remainder of my camera roll. Is there any way to resume this?
  4. Arelunde macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2011
    CA Central Coast
    Try a hard reset: press/hold power and home buttons until white apple appears, then let go.

    Maybe this will kick it back into gear.
  5. ngag05 macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2012
    Solution to iCloud Downloading Photos...

    Ok... I just had the same issue and after an hour of trying to figure this out... reading threads in forums... and nobody had a reliable solution... I got it...! LOL

    Anyway, it's as simple as hooking up your iPhone to your computer and getting into iTunes > go to your iPhone > go to Photos > Put a check in the box for "Sync Photos from". Now make sure you pick your folder that you have previously used for photos. Otherwise, you can do what I did and just said "To heck with it" and created a blank folder with zero pictures in it. Last, just hit "Apply" down at the bottom of iTunes. Voila! Problem solved! No more spinning, no more downloading, no more killing the battery and no more headache!

    Essentially, all you're doing is manually RE-SYNCING your photos and overriding the iCloud sync download to your iPhone.

    P.S. - If you do as I did with the blank folder with zero photos, your phone's Camera Roll will have 0 photos in it. And if you had seperate Albums that you have created... they will be gone too. So, if you want to make sure to keep all of your photos and albums... MAKE SURE YOU SELECT THOSE FOLDERS THROUGH ITUNES BEFORE YOU HIT "APPLY"!

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