Photostream not capturing all my photos?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Gregintosh, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2008
    I have had an issue where sometimes a picture I take with my iPhone does not get uploaded to my photo stream. For example, I was in the park and took about 6 pictures. 1 of them never made it to Photostream even though it is still on my phone.

    Yesterday, I snapped another picture somewhere and it is still not on my photo stream (even though it remains on the phone).

    My question is, is there something that causes this bug? The only thing I can think of is possible double hitting the home button and taking the photo when it was locked. Though I am not sure if that is what I did for the photo a while ago, but it is on the one I took yesterday.

    Also, is there any way to force a photo from the camera roll to Photostream so I can get the missing two photos in there?
  2. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2010
    Cheshire, UK
    But I can live with that
  3. intensem1dh macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2009
    Having the same problem and haven't found a fix yet.:mad:
  4. KandyKane macrumors 6502

    Mar 23, 2009
    That happened to me, but when I power cycled my iPhone, the ones that got stuck got added.

    Happens to my calendar sometimes too (add things to iCal but then it doesn't come on the phone/iPad properly until a power cycle, used to happen more on MobileMe, I thought it was because I had JB devices though.)
  5. Jockster macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2011
    Same problem

    I have the exact same problem on my iPad2. I import pictures from a camera and random pictures does not end up in the photostrem. Very anoying. Anyone found a soulution for this, or at least found a way to forece the missing pictures to the photostream?

    My "best" solution to solve this at this point is to upload the missing pictures to my dropbox and then download them from there. The pictures will be double stored on the iPad, but will appear only once in the photostream. It works but are not very convenient.
  6. Playgear macrumors regular

    Apr 10, 2010
    Same issue here. Rare but annoying.

    iPhoto doesn't always download all the pictures, even though my iPhone says they're in photo stream...

    And I too, have the iCal issue where sometimes events don't make it to my iPhone from iCal, or they appear on my iPhone but not others that I'm sharing a calendar with.

    Likewise, the calendar issue seemed to happen more frequently on MobileMe, but I still can't say that iCloud with photo stream and calendaring is 100% reliable, which is a shame since Apple said they're very serious about the cloud this time around.
  7. bobright macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    I am having this same problem, not all my photos actually only 5 out of my 75 pics on my iphone are being loaded to my iPad what gives?
  8. StumpyBloke, May 25, 2012
    Last edited: May 25, 2012

    StumpyBloke macrumors 6502


    Apr 21, 2012
    Mine has completely stopped working today.

    To add: iCloud calendar sync is down errors, it just doesn't sync from any to any device.
  9. AntnyMikal macrumors regular


    Jun 2, 2012
    I've noticed mine skips or misses pics to photo stream when my signal is weak. If I have 3-5 bars of 3G I hardly miss any pics, 1-2 bars and some don't make it, if I'm on wifi the pics are there almost immediately.
    I haven't really gone and tested it, just something I've observed. Also with HDR on, my pics take longer to upload to PS over 3G because its really like 3 photos combined and the normal pics upload quicker.
  10. Playgear macrumors regular

    Apr 10, 2010
    Now, see, that's really interesting considering the fact that Photostream does not upload at all over 3G.
  11. AntnyMikal macrumors regular


    Jun 2, 2012
  12. Playgear macrumors regular

    Apr 10, 2010
    Then you can't really complain it not working consistently when you're jailbroken and using unofficially-supported functionality.
  13. AntnyMikal macrumors regular


    Jun 2, 2012
    I didn't know I was complaining, was just sharing my experience. I don't even really keep photo stream on all the time anyway, I prefer to sync my photos manually.
  14. Bengt77 macrumors 68000


    Jun 7, 2002
    I have enabled Photo Stream. But I have it set to not automatically upload my new photos, as I like to add them manually after reviewing, deleting and maybe editing some of them. However, since this week photos I add manually aren't appearing in my Photo Stream anymore. I've updated to Aperture 3.3.2 yesterday. Could this new update have anything to do with this issue? The manually added photos appear to be added, when I look at the Activity window: all added photos take a while to upload. But after looking at my Photo Stream from both Aperture and my iPhone, said photos are nowhere to be found. I've tried adding some photos three times in a row, thinking that maybe I was doing something wrong. But clearly I'm not. What the heck is happening?

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