Need Help w/ Photo Albums (2 problems!) iPhone 4S

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  1. olletsocmit macrumors 6502

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    I am having some issues with my photo's on my new iPhone 4S. I gave iCloud a try out and didn't like it so I deleted it and now i am left with this "Photo Stream" folder in my photo album (see pic below). I can not figure out how to delete it! i tried everything, I want it gone!

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    The other problem I am having is that I have a folder on my desktop with pics in it that i have synced via iTunes (see pic below). but for some reason there are 2 of the same folder on my iPhone. the folder are the ones circled in red in the pic below. why is it there 2 times?? When i uncheck it and sync my phone, they both go away...

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  2. littlejob macrumors newbie

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    couple places you can remove photo stream.
    if you go into the settings then Photos's make sure that photostream is off.

    or if you created a mail account with icloud there is an option to turn that off under icloud ont he first settings page.

    theres alos a spot in the mail settings. click on your account and open it, if you see that photostream is turned on turn it off..

    as far as your second question, if you click that drop down that says "mac pictures" in itunes do you have any other options? i use iphoto so i can manage the pictures much easier.

    hope this helps.
     
  3. olletsocmit thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. I tried all of the things u seggested and the folder is still in my picture albums. its soo annoying.
     
  4. Rubo Draco macrumors regular

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    Have you tried disabling Photos from iCloud?
    Settings / iCloud / Storage and Backup / Manage Storage / You Device
    and turn Camera Roll Off
     
  5. olletsocmit thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just tried this. It was already off. I just also deleted the account again. the folder is still in my photo albums
     
  6. fuzion11 macrumors 65816

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    I'm having this issue too...I have two folders with the exact same pictures in them...from what I understand it doesn't take double space...but is annoying as I only want my sycned picture folder and my camera roll folder.

    Anyone know how to get rid of the duplicate folder??
     
  7. olletsocmit thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No one knows how to delete the "Photo Stream" album in my pictures? its pissing me off now! It was not there till I signed into iCloud i deleted my account, but it still wont go away
     
  8. GraphicsGeek macrumors 6502a

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    Have you gone to Settings > iCloud > and turned PhotoStream off?

    The reason why it appears you have 2 folders is because the Photo Library folder is ALL of your folders whereas your Mac folder is just those images. If you synced more folders/events/albums, all of the images would appear under Photo Library but there would still be individual folders/events/albums. They're not taking up double space though.
     
  9. olletsocmit thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, its turned off in all possible spots. even on my mac, everywhere!
     
  10. thanachai macrumors member

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    Not using iCloud

    I also have the same problem. Two albums, same contents in each. :confused:
     
  11. GraphicsGeek macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried turning off your iPhone and turning it back on?
     
  12. olletsocmit thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes i have.

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    It seems like even thou it is there 2 times, the 2nd one is basically like a image, its not taking up ne memory or ne thing.
     
  13. YoYoCome macrumors newbie

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    Here is what you do to remove the Photo Stream album:

    1. Turn back on Photo Stream.
    2. Take a photo on your iPhone.
    3. Wait for it until it is loaded up to Photo Stream (meaning the same photo showed up in the Photo Stream album)
    4. Turn off Photo Stream and confirm that this will delete the photos.

    Optional:
    5. Make sure you go log on to www.iCloud.com and reset your Photo Stream album.


    There's nothing you can do to remove Photo Library album.
     
  14. Graphicspittz macrumors newbie

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    Thank you so much

    This 100% Fixed the problem.. Love this site
     
  15. CHSeifert macrumors 6502

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    Sorry to revive an old thread, but I have the exact same issues as OP has.

    I have a folder on my iMac called 'iPhone Pics', which has the photos I want on my iPhone thus I have selected this folder as the only folder for iTunes to sync in Photo settings in iTunes under my iPhone.

    But I get both this folder and the Photo Library folder on my iPhone - which is a bit annoying.

    I still have the Camera Roll folder and the Photostream folder, which is OK - but why do I need 2 folders on my iPhone with the same content in them :confused:
     
  16. Small White Car, Jan 13, 2012
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    Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Do you use iTunes for Music?

    Do you understand how iTunes has the main 'music' library and also playlists? Have you put music in playlists...do you get how a song can be in a playlist and in the main library?

    Got all that? Ok, so just change 'music' to 'photo' in your mind and I think you'll get it.

    What's confusing you is that you only have 1 folder so they look the same. It's like having one music playlist that contains all your music. You wouldn't understand the difference between the playlist and the music library in that case either.

    If you added multiple folders you'd see that 'Photo Library' contains ALL the photos, added up together. Like this:

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  17. CHSeifert macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for clarifying that for me :)
     
  18. rei12345 macrumors newbie

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    im having this issue and i want my 2nd photo album to be gone
    is this a bug??
    any way to delete it??
     
  19. lornamul macrumors newbie

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    Duplicate Photo Folders

    I understand about the Photo Library. The problem I have is that I have the folders which I've created but I also have many folders which are dates like 2013-04-27 which contain duplicates of the photos I have in the folders which I've created & named but I don't know how to delete these date folders.
     

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