iPhone 6 Restore (Photos)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by webjeff, Jul 24, 2015.

  1. webjeff macrumors member

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    May 24, 2009
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    Hello,

    I'm SOOO confused and I'm a programmer (I'm embarrassed) :/

    I'm a bit lost, can someone help me understand what's going on. Long story short, my phone broke and I got a new iPhone 6 today. I had all my stuff backed up in the cloud. Now, I restored the phone, my apps are back and so are my contacts, background, etc.

    My photo's are empty :( Now, in your phone you have "Photos", "Shared" and "Albums". When I got my iPhone 6 (upgraded from 5 a while ago) I noticed my photos were no longer in Camera Roll, but moved to a folder I believe in Photo's and I could click on Collections and click Years and it would show my huge history of Photo's. However, new photos went into the "Album" section --- so confusing. Anyway, as long as they were somewhere I didn't care.

    My macbook's Photo application opens up and I see my huge history of photos, even the ones I recently took, so it's not like they are lost forever.

    My question is, why don't I see them on my phone? I believe with my first iPhone 6, the photo's weren't physically on the device, but on the cloud (so I thought) which is why they appeared in that other folder "Photos". However, with this latest restore, I don't see anything. I took 3 photos and see them in both Photos and Albums.

    I'm so lost, any idea whats going on?

    One last thing, on my macbook in Photos, if I click on preferences I see (unchecked) iCloud Photo Library, (Checked) My Photo Stream, (Checked) iCloud Photo Sharing.

    Thanks
    Jeff.
     
  2. techspin macrumors 6502a

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    Jul 21, 2014
    #2
    You can check your iCloud settings to see if photos is on or off. At least you imported your photos onto your mac.
     

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