photo's & albums syncing in ios5

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by carlessd, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. carlessd macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2011
    First off i'm a newbie so a quick hello to everyone ;-)

    Ok so does anyone know how to sync a new album made on my ipad2 to iTunes? also any new album made on my devices are not syncing via iCloud!! any ideas? should it be doing this or not??

    By this i mean an album i have made on my ipad2, with the new ios5, it doesn't appear in aperture, it doesn't appear in iTunes, even after i have synced it via cable!!

    If i make an album in aperture then sync it goes to all my devices, but then i have two albums on my ipad2, and have to delete the one i just made on there, so making albums on the iPad is pointless as yet!!

    Also for those out there that now think they can only own an iPad2 and like the idea that there stuff is synced online, be aware it only sync's your camera roll, not your photo library, so far there is no way of backing that up, so be careful!!!
  2. aperry macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2008
    I was going to post the same question. I love the new album functionality in iOS5. It's an easy and fast way to organize photos (and I accumulate thousands on my iOS devices). However for the life of me I can't figure out how to sync the albums back to iPhoto. As far as I can tell, they just appear as individual photos.

    iOS is feeling pretty half-baked to me. I'm accustomed to getting limited but easy-to-use and highly-polished features from Apple. It seems uncharacteristic for them to give us a feature set that's both limited and confusing and unfinished feeling.
  3. jmmo20 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2006
    I posted about this the same day ios 5 came out.
    I had been testing the betas of ios 5 (i'm an amateur developer) but had no access to OSX or iPhoto betas so I couldn't test the icloud photo stream.

    I now see that tehre's no way to sync photo albums, so my question is why was this option added to iOS if there's no sync between devices or iphoto?

    my guess.. iPhoto'12 will have some sort of album syncing included as part of photostream.. but who knows.
  4. austinguy23 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2008
    So if I turn on iCloud and tell it to include my Camera Roll, will it also back up my albums? Or, will it only back up photos that have not been assigned to an album?
  5. jmmo20 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2006
    two things:

    - If you enable iCloud Backups, you can tell the iphone to bakcup your camara roll.

    - If you enable Photostream, only NEW pictures taken after you enable it are uploaded to your photostream
  6. austinguy23 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2008
    Does the Camera Roll include the photo albums though or just the unassigned pics? Little confused on what the "Camera Roll" entails exactly...
  7. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

    Apr 27, 2005
    I'm also wondering about this question. My guess is that it does not, as is the case for all of my other albums synced with iTunes.

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