Unable to eject iPhone from Photos

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  1. Rodan52 macrumors regular

    Rodan52

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    Yesterday after downloading photos from my iPhone 5s to Mac Photos for the first time since iOS 8.3 and OSX 10.10.3 updates on the weekend. I do not have the option to "sync this phone to iTunes when connected" ticked so only Photos opens. After download I wanted to eject the phone but noted no eject arrow in Photos, I went to a new Finder window and was surprised to see the phone was not listed under Devices so I had to launch iTunes and allow a sync to complete before I could eject. This is plainly not right, the industry and Apple themselves tell us constantly that we must "Eject" before removal of a USB device. If not one usually gets a dialogue box to say the device was not properly ejected.
    Is this a bug? I have found two other articles from users on exactly the same problem so it's not just me. See this one from Apple Support Communities;
    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6993513
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    iPhones and other iOS devices do not have to be ejected. They are different from iPods and other USB drives.
     
  3. Rodan52 thread starter macrumors regular

    Rodan52

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    Why then is there an eject button in iTunes for all iOS devices?:confused:
    Perhaps that will disappear too when iTunes becomes Music? (Tongue in cheek)
     
  4. benrd macrumors member

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    I too just moved my photos from iphone to the new photos app and it took 5 times to sync as kept freezing which was pain but i think all okay now.

    quick question though, I did this by manually importing from the phone... what happens if i now tick the box in itunes to use the photos app?
    will it sync into there via itunes every time?

    i clicked the tick and the little preview for use of storage on my phone shot right down as though there were no photos so i quickly cancelled it and in fear of losing anything?!
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    The button is there to satisfy the desire of people who believe that all USB devices must be ejected when iOS devices do not need to be.
     

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