Lost all photos after upgrading to iOS 8

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by ice44, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. ice44 macrumors newbie

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    I upgraded and performed a full iCloud backup prior to doing the upgrade.

    After i upgraded all my photos are gone.

    Is there a way to sync just the photos back ?
     
  2. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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  3. ice44 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. JCA90 macrumors member

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    Are you looking for just your Camera Roll? That ha been removed so it's only Recently Added now. If you click photos on the bottom left, you will see all of your photos, including the ones from Camera Roll.
     
  5. Steviejobz macrumors 68000

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    if you are referring to camera roll, that is no longer in iOS8 but your photos should still be in "photos" just not under "Albums"
     
  6. bobright macrumors 601

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  7. ice44 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you I see htem now
     
  8. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    If your using Yosimite then your good to go to accept iCloud drive.

    In the Uk i don't have it for my MBA so ill be upgrading to iCloud drive at a later date.
     
  9. ice44 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks
     
  10. bobright macrumors 601

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    I think I do but am not certain. If the latest public release is Yosemite then I do am in the states?:confused:
     
  11. jread macrumors regular

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    I can see all my photos under "Photos", but they're organized into years, which is kind of annoying. I preferred having one place with all my pictures as in Camera Roll.
     
  12. Vegasryn macrumors 6502

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    Yosemite is in beta OSX 10.10 Click your apple and go to about this mac to see what version you have. If you have 10.9 you're on Mavericks and not Yosemite
     
  13. ScottC23 macrumors newbie

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    what if we accept upgrade what can i then not access on my MAC without yosemite? Photos or just docs?
     
  14. bobright macrumors 601

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    Sooo confusing so can I change it later when I get Yosemite?

    Thanks for the reply
     
  15. FSUSeminole007 macrumors newbie

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    What about photo stream? I had to delete a bunch of photos off my camera roll in order to have space for the upgrade, but saw them all in my photo stream before I actually did the update. Now, I dont have a photo stream folder, is that part of iCloud Drive, and I just have to wait for Yosemite to be available?
     
  16. Steviejobz macrumors 68000

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    What is this notion that photos are stored in the cloud? Where can I view them? Not on icloud.com so do I have to use iPhoto to see photos that are presumably uploaded to cloud?
     
  17. jigzaw macrumors 6502

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    This is odd and will be confusing. No more "camera roll", which is fine, but there is no "ALL" album or anything. All I have is "recently added" and some other categorizations but mostly all my photos are only viewable in that odd "by year and location" tab which does not make looking for a particular photo easy. Also, these older non-"recently added" photos are not accessible to use as wallpaper.

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    In addition, no more Photo Stream? I used to like that when switching over to my ipad.
     
  18. khalid7412002 macrumors newbie

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    This is my biggest issue with the iOS 8 update. I spent some time searching online for discussion on this change after realizing I could no longer see all my photos under one album.

    Being able to see all my photos under one album was a quick and easy way to view all the photos saved on your phone. Now, it requires having to know the year of the photo if it was not a recent photo? Seems very backwards to me and something that I hope will be changed back in the future or with a Jailbreak. :confused:
     
  19. Steviejobz macrumors 68000

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    Also I opened iPhoto and enabled icloud and only one month's worth of pics from my previous photo stream was downloaded. If all my photos are in the cloud somewhere, we should be able to see them and manage. This experience is very un-Apple
     
  20. ice44 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    here is what i did

    Connected iPhone to PC
    Copied all the photos to my PC and then deleted them on the iPhone
    Emailed them to myself ( 15 at a time )
    Saved them and now show as recent
     
  21. Vegasryn macrumors 6502

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    Yes you'll be able to activate it on Yosemite and iOS 8 at any time
     
  22. hasanahmad macrumors 65816

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    perfect example of didn't look, make thread, waste bandwidth
     
  23. Ha Brook, Sep 17, 2014
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    Ha Brook macrumors newbie

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    I have the same issue here. Actually, there are lots of tutorials on the internet tell us how to restore iPhone, iPad photos after iOS 8 upgrade. I have tried several ways, and only this way worked for me http://bit.ly/ios8lostphotorecovery

    I hope it can help you too.
     
  24. MelissaLeigh, Nov 13, 2014
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    MelissaLeigh macrumors newbie

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    There are two ways for you to recover files without turn on iPhone.

    Way 1: retrieve pictures from iPhone with iTunes backup file
    1. Connect the iPhone to the computer with a USB cable.
    2. Open iTunes.
    3. If you have a new or erased iPhone, iTunes will prompt you to restore from backup.
    4. Otherwise, Control-click on your iPhone under DEVICES in the left menu.
    5. Select Restore From Backup...
    6. Choose the backup you wish to sync and click the Restore button.

    Way 2: recover photos from iPhone with iPhone data recovery program.
     

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