iPhoto won't detect my iPhone...ideas?

Dimwhit

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I'm trying to get all the pics from my iPhone to iPhoto. I turned on photostream, so from here on out, that will do the trick.

Problem is, it won't upload my existing photos. And when I plug my phone into my computer, it never shows as a device in iPhoto, so I can't import the photos.

Am I doing something wrong? Any ideas how to get around this?
 

matrix07

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Jun 24, 2010
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Sometime this just happens. Quit iPhoto and re-launch it. And if that doesn't help, just restart your Mac.
 
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Dimwhit

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Apr 10, 2007
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Sometime this just happens. Quit iPhoto and re-launch it. And if that doesn't help, just restart your Mac.
The restart did it. Kinda bummed...I had a nice streak of 80 days without needing a restart. :)

Thanks
 
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onthegoogle

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Apr 17, 2013
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This kept happening to me and the fix was embarrassingly easy

Do you have a passcode lock on your phone? If you do, unlock it while it's plugged in. iTunes will recognize your phone regardless of this, but iPhoto won't for some reason - probably to protect your images? Anyways, try that.
 
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uctoph

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Jan 21, 2014
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I just had the same problem. Try cleaning out the Lightning port on your iphone. It may have collected some lint. It worked for me!

Take Care!
 
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