Photostream Issue

lordofthereef

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Nov 29, 2011
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I recently upgraded to 5.1.1. My photostream photos don't seem to be downloading. Some of them did (about 10), but that's it.

Here is a pic to show where it seems to be "stuck"
 

Arnezie

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Oct 10, 2011
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Get some wifi and shut your phone off and back on I promise it will work:eek:
And your baby is adorable :)
 

Arnezie

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Oct 10, 2011
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Ok I have read others having a buggy issue with photostream when making sub folders. I would delete it and go to settings and toggle photostream off then on go to a wifi source and it should work.
 

lordofthereef

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Ok I have read others having a buggy issue with photostream when making sub folders. I would delete it and go to settings and toggle photostream off then on go to a wifi source and it should work.
Didnt work. It deleted the photostream photos on my device. Turning it back on redowoaded the few that were there previous (19 pics) and stopped.
 

lordofthereef

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Bit of an update... it is doing the exact same thing in iPhoto. Really a huge bummer since I traded my Air for an 27" iMac and was stupid enough not to back up my photos since I figured they were all backed up in the cloud. They still CLAIM to be there... just not downloadable. :confused:
 

lordofthereef

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So apparently this is a "known issue". By that I mean there are multiple threads on official Apple forums describing the same or very similar symptoms. I just hope I don't lose my pics. Teaches me to always hardware backup... :mad:
 

lordofthereef

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Well, photostream on my fiance's phone just downloads 19 pictures and claims it is done. My 4S still claims it is looking for pics and is in a perpetual state of searching.

Think they are gone for good? :(
 

macsrcool1234

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Oct 7, 2010
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Like many of iCloud's features, photo stream is a buggy mess. The apple forums are chalk full of problems with it.

It's a great concept, hopefully apple will have it fixed as part of ios6
 

iapplelove

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Nov 22, 2011
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Every now and then my photo stream system gets buggy. When it does I always reset my photo stream (done on the desktop) and everything seems to work fine between my pc iPad and iphone
 

jim100uk

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Jun 5, 2012
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Photostream hit and miss

My partner and I joined the Apple brigade last Autumn. She takes hundreds of pictures on her iPhone and I foolishly assumed they were all finding their way to my Mac via Photostream - I never checked until this morning when we both knew she had taken numerous photos yesterday and had looked at them on the phone on the way home. So I immediately realised around 20 images were missing when I checked Photostream on my Mac so I attached the phone to the Mac and was horrified to discover 157 photos out of 685 taken over the past 4 months had never found their way to Photostream!! That is pretty shocking especially as we deleted hundreds of older photos from pre February without ever checking!! What buggy bit of software drives this - must admit as newcomers to the Apple stable I think the hype about the products and software is overblown.
 

Macman45

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Jul 29, 2011
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Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
My partner and I joined the Apple brigade last Autumn. She takes hundreds of pictures on her iPhone and I foolishly assumed they were all finding their way to my Mac via Photostream - I never checked until this morning when we both knew she had taken numerous photos yesterday and had looked at them on the phone on the way home. So I immediately realised around 20 images were missing when I checked Photostream on my Mac so I attached the phone to the Mac and was horrified to discover 157 photos out of 685 taken over the past 4 months had never found their way to Photostream!! That is pretty shocking especially as we deleted hundreds of older photos from pre February without ever checking!! What buggy bit of software drives this - must admit as newcomers to the Apple stable I think the hype about the products and software is overblown.
I'm afraid Apple just haven't got this right yet. It's the same damn thing in Aperture...Delete from photo stream ...The pictures re-appear. I was getting stuff from September last year, despite deleting them...The iPad and phone behave the same way.

My solution for now? Turn the damn thing off after deleting everything. At least my libraries don't get cluttered up with snaps.
 

davidra

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Oct 12, 2011
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This has happened to me twice, and I know how I fixed it, but I'm on a PC. Delete the iCloud manager app on your PC through Control Panel, and reinstall. Has immediately fixed my Photostream both times, including yesterday.
 

JMG

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May 4, 2006
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This goes to show that you ALWAYS have a backup of important things like photos.
 

jim100uk

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Jun 5, 2012
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This goes to show that you ALWAYS have a backup of important things like photos.
Indeed JMG - and as long as they make it to my Mac they are backed up twice and a copy kept at another address BUT if they don't make it off the iPhone ........ as in the case of Photostream.

I will try resetting iCloud but will in future always do a manual import from the iPhone as in the good old days - just in case :)
 
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