Photos not on photo stream after getting home from abroad

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rbrian, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. rbrian macrumors 6502a

    rbrian

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    I took plenty of photos on holiday, using my iPhone as my only camera. I had data roaming turned off, because at £1.50 a Mb, I can live without it, and I didn't have wifi at all.

    Now that I'm back home, with cheap data and free wifi, why aren't my photos uploading? It just feels so 2010 having to use a cable to transfer them...
     
  2. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    Are you on wifi?

    I think they only transfer over wifi (plus maybe you have to open the Photos app?).
     
  3. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

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    It only uploads over wifi and, depending on the amount of photos taken, it can take quite some time to both upload and download them.
     
  4. davidra macrumors 6502

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    Are you trying this on a PC? If so, try opening the iCloud manager, turn photostream off, then turn it on again. This works sometimes. If it doesn't, just remove the iCloud manager and reinstall it. This has worked every time I've had this problem. Not sure what causes it, but this happened to me over the weekend. It looks like you have a Mac; I don't know whether a Mac uses iCloud manager or not.
     
  5. rbrian thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My iPhone has been on wifi since I got home 24 hours ago, I opened the photos app almost immediately, and then iPhoto, and still nothing. I've seen photos appear on my Mac and iPad as soon as I got home in the past, so I assumed it worked over 3G. Even if it is only over wifi, why didn't it start uploading straight away? It's been on charge all night long (I use it as my alarm clock), it's been awake, and it's been on wifi.

    I transferred them with a cable into iPhoto on my Mac, and that started uploading to photo stream immediately.
     
  6. Ray- macrumors regular

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    Strange, I go roaming and turn off data on my phone all the time and don't notice that problem before. But at least it's working after you plug it in.
     
  7. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    Photo Stream doesn't work so buttery smooth all of the time for me either.
     
  8. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

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    How many photos? Just give it time, it's taken 24 hours for my Mac to grab one photo before.
     
  9. rbrian thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    150 or so, but that shouldn't make any difference - the first one at least should have transferred by now. When photo stream was first launched I tested it by taking pictures and waiting impatiently for it to sync. It took nearly 3 seconds the first time, and every other time the photos have been there whenever I went to check, even if I'd only just got home.

    This is the first time I've taken my iPhone abroad, so that may have some effect, but I was mostly just wondering if there was a big sync button I was missing. I'm usually pretty good at finding buttons, so if there wasn't one, it must be automatic, and if it isn't automatic and there's no button, I get a headache!
     
  10. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

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    No, no buttons. It is suppose to be automatic so the user doesn't have to think about it. Sometimes it just doesn't work. I took about 25 photos on a trip to Jamaica. About 20 of them went to photo stream and the rest never showed up. Don't know how to explain it.
     
  11. Deluge macrumors newbie

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    I keep getting the message "Apple Photostream has stopped working..." when I boot up both my laptop or my desktop. Worked fine before - now something is wrong it seems.
     
  12. Deluge macrumors newbie

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    Fixed it - for some reason it was tied to the iCloud Control Panel. Somebody suggested the fix on your laptop or desktop is uninstalling the iCloud Control panel then simply re-installing it fresh. That I did on my laptop - then I went outside took a pic on my 4S. Went back to my laptop which was up and on WiFi and the pic was there already in my PhotoStream, no probs. I'll just do the same to my desktop PC when I get back home.

    Might be something to keep in mind.
     

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