iPhone Sometimes images do not appear in “Moments” but only appear in “All Photos”

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by felixen, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. felixen macrumors 6502a

    Apr 13, 2009
    Hi guys,

    I’m noticing that sometimes I will take a photo or a screenshot and it will not appear in the Moments section of my Photos app on my iPhone. It will however be located in All Photos.

    It seems to be a bug. I can literally take a screenshot and it will not appear in Moments > I go to All Photos to delete it > I take the same screenshot again > now it appears in Moments.

    Anyone else noticing this?

    Also, today I made a Snap story and the image was saved to All Photos but not to Moments.
  2. AbSoluTc macrumors 601


    Sep 21, 2008
    Do you use iCloud photo library?
  3. felixen thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 13, 2009
    Yup, I do. Why, is there a bug related or something?
  4. AbSoluTc macrumors 601


    Sep 21, 2008
    There is lag. I can't remember which way it is but once you take a photo, it resides locally but hasn't uploaded to iCloud yet. It's not 100% instant. So sometimes it takes it a few seconds or a minute based on your connectivity. That would explain your issue.

    I've seen it before a few times. I go to find a picture I just took and it's not there. I have to go to the other album (again, sorry I can't remember which way it is) to find it.
  5. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Metadata required for moments was removed/not recorded by the snapchat app.

    Moments are based on time and date, location, etc etc aka metadata. This is data that is attached to images by a smartphone. For privacy this information generally isn't transferred/stored, depending on the app its not even recorded which is likely the case with SnapChat.

    For example this is the 'Info' of a picture I took years ago.

    Screen Shot 2018-06-20 at 8.36.09 PM.png

    You can see I was using a iPhone 4S, resolution, file size, the iso the phone was using etc. If you zoom in you can see precisely where I was standing when I took the photo.

    Screen Shot 2018-06-20 at 8.48.26 PM.png

    I could even click on it to get directions.

    More info then that can be attached as well like peoples names an such.

    You could see why that could be a problem for people on social media since I could essentially get directions to the persons home.

    Move the image to a computer and check its 'properties' on a PC or 'Get Info' on a Mac. Something moments is looking for isn't there.

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