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

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Dimwhit, May 26, 2012.

  1. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

    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?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  3. matrix07 macrumors 68040

    matrix07

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    Sometime this just happens. Quit iPhoto and re-launch it. And if that doesn't help, just restart your Mac.
     
  4. Dimwhit thread starter macrumors 68000

    Dimwhit

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    The restart did it. Kinda bummed...I had a nice streak of 80 days without needing a restart. :)

    Thanks
     
  5. onthegoogle macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  6. uctoph macrumors newbie

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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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