iOS 8 and the Photo Stream Nightmare (Updated)


Simplicity. One word that Apple can't use when describing the horrific experiences with the new Photos app in iOS 8. Every tech blog on the internet has written articles on the new iOS and described the features in depth. Why is it still so confusing?

Users are crying out on social media asking things like "Why are my photos deleted?" and "Where is my Photo Stream?" No photos have been deleted at all, just the concept of Camera Roll and and tangible reference to your Photo Stream album.

It hasn't helped that every tech website and blog have detailed their experiences with the developer release of iOS 8—with iCloud Photo Library as an option. I realize that when that's released, many of my issues (hopefully) will be resolved.

Photo Stream Importing

I’ve had this feature enabled on my iPhone, iPad and Macbook Pro (iPhoto auto-downloads originals from Photo Stream). I definitely understand it’s quirks and workflow.

I’ve encountered a bug in how photos from Photo Stream are sorted in the album Recently Added when Photo Stream is turned off/on on a device. Turning on Photo Stream will download photos that are still stored in Photo Stream (last 30 days), although not in any logical order. Previously, photos downloaded and were sorted by date. I have turned Photo Stream off/on multiple times trying to figure out the method in which they are sorted and they are sorted differently each time.

Missing Album Named “My Photo Stream”

I get that the future workflow with the iCloud Photo Library makes the Camera Roll and My Photo Stream albums obsolete, but the documentation for iOS 8 references the My Photo Stream album specifically:

Without the “every photo lives on every device” and “edits sync to every device” promises of the iCloud Photo Library, losing these albums now make it harder to know which photos live on the device and which photos only exist in Photo Stream. How do I know which photos are only showing up because they are in Photo Stream so I can make sure some are downloaded to the device for safe keeping? Editing on another device prompts me to “edit a copy” hinting that the photo isn’t on my device currently.

If the albums for Camera Roll and My Photo Stream still existed, it would be easier to see which photos I would need to store before the 30 day, 1,000 photo limit was over.

Deleting a Photo Across Devices

This goes along with Photo Stream. When deleting a photo on my iPad, I’m alerted that the photo will be deleted on all my iCloud devices. After deleting a few photos and returning to my iPhone, they still exist. Why? Well, iOS 8 attempts to remove the complexity of “a photo lives in Camera Roll on the device AND as a copy in iCloud in Photo Stream temporarily” nonsense. However, iOS still maintains that old methodology of Camera Roll and Photo Stream but removes any tangible reference to either. All user controls or views of this system have vanished.

More Documentation and Explanation

Before Apple removed all the details about iCloud Photo Library on the website, I was excited about its possibilities. Now that iOS 8 has been released without it, many details are becoming more of a mystery. I have no clue how Photo Stream is intended to interact with the iCloud Photo Library, or if it’s actually a bug that an album named My Photo Stream doesn’t appear when Photo Stream is enabled on devices. How are users supposed to interact with their photos now? When iCloud Photo Library is released, will Photo Stream still be an option? If so, what does it do? If it’s still the same as it’s been, then a My Photo Stream album would make the most sense. Enabling and disabling Photo Stream on devices would add/remove an album named My Photo Stream.

I'm really hoping that Apple releases an update soon to sort out this complexity. How has your experience been so far?

It appears that iOS 8.1 will address some of these issues and bring back an album called "Camera Roll" when iCloud Photo Library is turned off. This album will show just the photos taken with the device. If iCloud Photo Library is turned on, that album turns into "Recently Added" and only shows a 30-day snapshot of photos taken or added by other devices—a rolling snapshot of the Photos tab.

To me, this is the best of both worlds. The new iCloud Photo Library is a single library that all devices can help manage. You won't care what device you took a photo with because all devices see the same photos. If you don't want to use iCloud Photo Library, then the smartest decision is to revert this new folder back to Camera Roll and function the same as it did before. My next request would be to show either a dedicated My Photo Stream album (which they could bring back) or a label/outline to show which photos in the Photos tab are local or in the cloud. An easy method would be to outline each photo with a 1 pixel border if it's not on the device.

99 comments (Add your own)

1. Alan wrote:
We're about to find out. I'm downloading as we speak, and I'll be back with an update.

Fri, September 19, 2014 @ 2:08 PM

2. Randy wrote:
you just don't mess with people's pictures . Not a good way to retain a
Customer.. I can see adding too
To make better but this is a step back
IMO . Come on Apple our whole lives
In pictures are on our phones. I understand recently added but Where is my Photostream??????

Wed, September 24, 2014 @ 1:42 AM

3. Mr. Pierce wrote:
This really sucks. I May or may not buy anymore Apple devices. Nor spread good words about apple products.

Wed, September 24, 2014 @ 10:24 AM

4. Stephen wrote:
I'm also frustrated, I was prepared to change my workflow to use iPad photos app instead of Aperture until the desktop app is ready. But not being able to delete photos on my iPhone from my iPad is disappointing.

Wed, September 24, 2014 @ 11:36 AM

5. Candi wrote:
I am so ticked about no being able to access my photo stream for the last 1000 pictures - I realize they are still on my computer but having them on my stream meant that I could show them off - now I can't and everything I'm reading says you only get the last 30 days anyway - stinks - wish I had never upgraded

Wed, September 24, 2014 @ 9:21 PM

6. Monika wrote:
All my photos frommy photo streamhave been deleted and i am not able to locate the photos even inmy camera roll... Sooo frustrating... Pliiiz help

Thu, September 25, 2014 @ 6:08 AM

7. David wrote:
All of the photos that were on your phones in iOS 7 should all be visible in iOS 8 after the upgrade. The only difference now is that there are no albums for Camera Roll and Photo Stream. The new Recently Added album just shows recent photos taken or added by Photo Stream—probably a rolling activity of the last 30 days. I assume if you don't add or take photos for 30 days that this album will empty itself.

All of the photos (take on the iPhone/iPad that aren't in Photo Steam and all of Photo Stream) are located in the Photos tab. I've started looking at the Moments view as my new Camera Roll.

Thu, September 25, 2014 @ 2:36 PM

8. Kevin wrote:
if i disable photo stream what pics will be removed from my device? will it just be everything in the recently added folder? trying to free up space on my device. thanks

Fri, September 26, 2014 @ 2:10 PM

9. David Chapman wrote:
If you disable Photo Stream on your phone, all of the photos that are and were downloaded from Photo Stream will be removed. This could potentially be more photos than Photo Stream currently has. Since Photo Stream has a limit of 30 days and the last 1000 photos, your phone may be showing more than the 30 day limit because they have already been downloaded.

When you do turn Photo Stream back on, all of the photos that are currently stored in Photo Stream will download. They will file into the correct order in the Photos tab, but they will all be shown in Recently Added because you are just now adding them (again) from Photo Stream. With my tests, Recently Added DOESN'T show photos downloaded through Photo Stream in a logical order—so be cautious.

Fri, September 26, 2014 @ 2:19 PM

10. Kevin wrote:
Hmm ok seems kinda risky then. I dont have any other devices, so before on IOS7 I had it turned on, and it would be saving an extra copy of each photo that I would take in the photostream folder which is now gone in IOS8. Is there a way that I can find which photos were uploaded from photostream when I did my upgrade, and then just delete them manually?

Fri, September 26, 2014 @ 2:36 PM

11. David Chapman wrote:
In iOS 8, Photo Stream doesn't save an extra copy like it did in iOS 7. This happens at the cost of being able to see which photos are local on the device and which photos you only see because they live in Photo Stream and don't have a local copy. The only way to actually tell at this time is to edit each photo in the Photos tab. If you get an alert to copy before editing, it's in Photo Stream and needs to be downloaded.

The good thing about this new method (pairing the local and Photo Stream version together) is if you delete a photo on your iPhone, it deletes it from Photo Stream also.

Fri, September 26, 2014 @ 2:39 PM

12. Richard wrote:
Okay Apple, Plain and simple... The ios8 pictures update sucks! IMO this is by far the worst update yet. I feel ios8 should have gotten rid of the ridiculous collections folder that hardly anybody ever liked and the photo stream folders should have stayed put. We want our Photo stream folders back, on all of our devices that were updated to the unrequired ios8.. ios7 was so much better its not even funny. So now, I cant just pull out my phone go to photo stream and show my friends any of my pictures that I had stored there. It requires the use of a desk top or laptop. Yeah; because we all carry one of those with us at all times along with our cell phones. The ios updates are almost mandatory to keep a well functioning device, Why?? How come we cant just go to Software and be given a selection of ios versions without having that big red dot starring at us letting us know that another version is required. Or how about if you want ios8, you need to go out and buy a iphone 6. I'm getting real tired of being caught in the middle of apple and Samsung's technology war that has resulted in to many unrequired competitive updates.

Mon, September 29, 2014 @ 6:27 PM

13. Sumedha Karmarkar wrote:
'Photos and camera' (under 'usage' in 'general' in 'settings') records 684 MB of data occupied. I backed up all my photos and videos and deleted them from the phone. But, this data is still "occupied"... and I cannot delete this because I cannot access the 'photostream' which is apparently using this memory space. I need to free this memory for other usage. Please help!

Tue, September 30, 2014 @ 9:31 AM

14. David Chapman wrote:
If you turn off Photo Stream in either iCloud / Photos / My Photo Stream or Photos & Camera / My Photo Stream, it should remove any data saved from Photo Stream. As long as you have that backed up, you should be fine.

Tue, September 30, 2014 @ 9:44 AM

15. Jenifer wrote:
After doing the iOS 8.2 update....My photo stream was says "Your pictures are still there just in a different place, in collections". they are not! All 500+ pics that were in my photo stream album are completely gone and I mean gone! They are no where to be found and they aren't even on iCloud period. I am almost in tears! What do I do!????

Wed, October 1, 2014 @ 11:09 AM

16. David Chapman wrote:
If you navigate over to the Photos tab (the view that shows Years, Collections and Moments), are they visible there? Most of the time people don't look at this tab and assume their photos have been deleted because they aren't in the newly named "Recently Added" album. If you don't see them there (I saw min there), there might be more going on here.

Wed, October 1, 2014 @ 12:04 PM

17. Michael wrote:
Apple does NOT get it. still no proper photo management in their latest update! What a shame. Was going to get an iphone 6 but now I am very seriously considering changing all 5 phones to Android

Wed, October 1, 2014 @ 1:46 PM

18. Giulia wrote:
I don't have any other apple device beside my iphone. I guess I did the same mistake of Jennifer: I kept all the photos only in my photo stream folder, because I didn't like having a copy both there and in the camera roll. No one ever told me that actually I should have deleted them from my photo stream and not from the camera roll.. I never even thought of checking: I just always thought that if my photo stream is the thing connected to my (possible) other devices, than it's the main folder. Anyway... I upgraded to IOS 8 without checking... results: ALL my photos are gone except for the 3 I took that day and were still in the camera roll.... and no, they are not in collections. I read somewhere that if you activate icloud photo stream on your computer the older photos should appear there. It's not true, at least not on a pc. I've installed icloud and of course turned my photo stream on. I only see the images that were left on the phone after the upgrade. I know I takes some time for the images to come through but it's been a day with the pc turned on all the time and there's still nothing coming through. A better warning would have been nice... I realise I should have informed myself better, and maybe done more back ups regularly and save the images somewhere else, but I wasn't excepting of loosing my photos doing a stupid upgrade. It's really frustrating. They can't just make a major change like this and not warn people properly!!! There should have been proper instructions of where you should have had your images before upgrading! It should have been clear even for non tech people and for I-don't-only-have-apple-devices people.... but probably is asking too much... Anyway, I'll try to contact apple directly and see if there is a solution but the more I read online the more I think there isn't and that they didn't even think of the possibility that some people managed the storage of their photos in a different way....

Thu, October 2, 2014 @ 6:23 PM

19. sara wrote:
If Apple can understand that many serious photographers want to use their phone as a camera they must address the system for retrieving the images.
It is sad that we cannot label them so we can search for them later. As I may take far more than 1000 pictures in a month and have several edits on my iPad, it is frustrating that there is no easy way to identify what is in the stream so that unwanted images can be deleted . This is pretty stupid! either let us identify photos as in the stream or make the stream 5000. At the moment all I can do it hit edit on every individual image to see if it is on the device... this is dinosaur speed for anyone with lots of images.
In addition when I asked these questions at the apple store in New york I got 6 or 7 different answers and not a single apple person I asked had any idea how it works... sad that an old lady should know more than the "experts"

Fri, October 3, 2014 @ 3:30 PM

20. Ed wrote:
Guilia, I have the exact same problem and totally agree with you. The infuriating part is when sites suggest - just hit the tab/look in your collections -> years. I am not a neanderthal.. I tried that, they are not there! Ah well, thanks Apple? Apparently, people have had luck with ifunbox, but I've had no luck. I can see when I plug the phone into iTunes that they are "105" pictures on the hard drive, so I assume they are there somewhere. Hoping for a new patch..

Fri, October 3, 2014 @ 7:56 PM

21. Alejandro Exposito wrote:
This is unacceptable, why they change the way each one wants to organize their own photos. Now I have a mess of iphone taken photos, with my Nikon Camera photos uploaded, and can not find anything. Only if you remember in which year you took the f..... picture.
Apple should add an update with the old configuration............ I am so dissapointed

Fri, October 3, 2014 @ 8:47 PM

22. Alejandro Exposito wrote:
All photos are in the iphone or ipad, don´t worry. you can connect your iphone to the computer, get inside with you folder explorer and find them. you can copy all of them in your computer...... main problem is to search for them in the iphone or ipad.
So hopefully soon some one with brain will launch a new APP that will go back to the prior version of the photo application.........meanwhile it´s going to be a nightmare to search for a picture unless you have a computer on your brain to remember each date or year

Fri, October 3, 2014 @ 9:02 PM

23. Bert wrote:
Photo nightmare. Bought 200GB iCloud plan and put everything on it. - on same account are 4 iPhones, 2 iPads, one MacBook Pro. Every photo taken since then now showing up on all devices, with multiple copies and cannot be deleted. Example take three photos and delete all. But they are already on 4 other devices and cannot be deleted. HELP.

Sat, October 4, 2014 @ 9:32 AM

24. David Chapman wrote:
Photo Stream was pretty confusing for most people, but they did say it was just a backup of the last 30 days and of that, up to 1,000 photos. To get your photos back, it would be best to revert to a backup (iCloud or iTunes).

Sat, October 4, 2014 @ 10:16 AM

25. David Chapman wrote:
I feel your pain. Once Apple activates iCloud Photo Library, there won't be a difference between photos on your phone and those in iCloud. When you favorite, edit and delete on one device, it affects all devices. This is what I think will help everyone—it's just not here yet.

Sat, October 4, 2014 @ 10:23 AM

26. David Chapman wrote:
How did you put "everything" on iCloud? I'm not sure who has iCloud Photo Library active besides developers at the moment. When it does activate, the new Photos app for OS X won't be out until next year. So it will mainly be an iOS thing for a while.

Sat, October 4, 2014 @ 10:25 AM

27. Bert wrote:
Thanks Dave. You are right. Approx 19000 photos preexisting in Aperture on the MacBook Pro have not gone anywhere. But, every photo taken since I chose the iCloud option winds up on every device, including every photo I put into an existing folder in Aperture on my MacBook Pro. So a few hundred photos that I only put into Aperture are now on all my devices, and sometimes up to four copies of them are there - and I cannot delete them. In essence, I cannot clean up the photo clutter developing on all my iOS devices. Some trial photos with the iPhone 6, all of which I deleted on that phone, are now on all the other iOS devices and I cannot get rid of them! So a real mess is developing.

Sat, October 4, 2014 @ 7:05 PM

28. Gary wrote:
When I take photos on my iPhone 6 Plus, the photos do show up on iPhoto. But when I delete the photos on iPhoto, the photos still remain on my iPhone 6 Plus under "Recently Added". Why is this happening? Is something wrong?

Mon, October 6, 2014 @ 7:32 AM

29. wrote:
New update has completely removed the 900+ photos I had stored on photo stream. I cannot access I cloud to even check if theyre somewhere in the ether! How can I find where my pics have gone? They're are some important pics and videos I had that have completely disappeared! New down load sucks wish apple would let you know that they were going to screw with your memories before you update.

Wed, October 8, 2014 @ 11:39 AM

30. David Chapman wrote:
Just to be clear, updating to iOS 8 should NOT delete any photos, video, texts, call logs or anything from your phone. In the Photos app itself, the big change is the "Recently Added" folder. This folder only shows a 30-day snapshot of all the photos/videos on your phone (or added in photo stream if it's enabled).

Content WILL get deleted if you restore your phone and start fresh or if you revert to an older backup. A friend of mine actually assumed all of his content was getting backed up even though he never enabled icloud backup. And he hadn't backed up his phone to iTunes in 30 days.

Content will also get deleted if you turn off Photo Stream in the settings. It will warn you that photos previously downloaded through Photo Stream will be deleted. Proceeding will remove those photos synced by Photo Stream except for those manually saved to the camera roll.

If you don't see ALL of your previous photos and videos in the Photos tab (bottom left), then something has gone wrong. If you didn't backup your device before the upgrade, or have another backup that's recent, well Apple isn't really to blame. Going without backups is like riding a motorcycle naked. Sooner or later you're going to crash and it will hurt more than it should.

Wed, October 8, 2014 @ 1:10 PM

31. wrote:
Where the fuck is my photostream!!!!!!! And my photos!!!!!!!!!! I want it back!!!!!!!! Sucks not being able to go back and take a look at pictures you Have taken in the past without having to actually keep it in your camara roll!!!! Give it back!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sun, October 12, 2014 @ 4:48 AM

32. wrote:
This whole update regarding photos suck! I want photo stream back! Why do people make things so complicated? It was fine before. As if people didn't have enough ways to share photos!!! We don't need anymore photo sharing apps or updates!!!! Bring back photo stream! I do love the new voice messages though! That's a good one. But does it work with other phones too? Or do I still need to use voxer? Lol. Anyways, did I mention I want my photo stream back!

Sun, October 12, 2014 @ 4:54 AM

33. wrote:
Very disappointed. Sucks balls.

Sun, October 12, 2014 @ 4:59 AM

34. Steve wrote:
I'm not happy with the update either.
If it ain't broke don't fix it is my opinion.
one thing that does my head in though is that only one iCloud account can download their photos to aperture or iPhoto via photo stream.
I have 4 people in my house all with their own phones and photos and one big mac in the house that acts as the main hub for everyone- working music photos editing etc.
But aperture will only let 1 iCloud account automatically download photos.
This is just stupid.
I used to share my photo stream with them so we'd all see each other's photos as they were taken (which was a nightmare for backups) but this has no longer works either, unless I sacrifice find a friend (it no longer lets you have anyone except the main iCloud user in this app)
Any one know of a work around where more than 1 photo stream can be downloaded automatically to aperture or iPhoto?
(I tried having iPhoto use a different iCloud account but it will only link to the main mac iCloud!)

Sun, October 12, 2014 @ 6:33 AM

35. wrote:
No, the new version sucks, not everyone has unlimited internet, satellite based Internet has a limit on data usage.

Sun, October 12, 2014 @ 7:20 PM

36. Mark wrote:
I miss photo stream. There are photos that I take on the fly when out and about that you don't want permanently in photo stream shared on other devices I own, I delete them on the iPhone but I see they are still on my Mac. I don't think this. The Photos tab is awful, the thumbnails are so small to be meaningless.
This was one fiddle that Apple stuffed up. Please rewind Apple!

Mon, October 13, 2014 @ 7:14 AM

37. Marie Glynn wrote:
"If you don't see ALL of your previous photos and videos in the Photos tab (bottom left), then something has gone wrong." Indeed. I upgraded according to the recommended procedures (backup then clean install), so I know I have all my photos. But iCloud, in whatever state it currently exists, has placed a different number of photos in both my "recently added" folders and my "collections" set on both my iPhone and iPad. Very frustrating. As another user stated, at least with the old Photostream he could show photos to friends no matter what device was at hand.

At first it seemed that after the iOS 8.02 upgrade I only had access to the images created on or saved to the device, but that is not so. I have since signed in and out of iCloud and now have on each device a mix of items created there and retrieved from the cloud. There seems to be no rhyme or reason to what gets restored from the cloud and what doesn't.

Like others, I find this distressing. I have observed that Apple builds into the user interface buttons for the iOS features it advertises without necessarily ever building the infrastructure to make that happen. For example, in iBooks, syncing pdf's across devices has been a supposed option since iOS 7; yet here were are on iOS 8.02 and PDFs collections don't sync across devices.

It will be a pain to migrate my work to the Android platform but this debacle makes it likely. If I can't sync my photos across my devices, there is no point to me for sticking with Apple. I understand that the iCloud Photo Library may--may--make that happen, but my experience with PDF syncing makes me fearful that this promised function of iCloud Photo Library will simply be abandoned at some point.

Tue, October 14, 2014 @ 5:40 PM

38. Connie wrote:
My ipad was updated from ios 5 straight to ios 8. Unfortunately, over 2000 photos got deleted when asked to restore info or restore as backup.
Does anyone know how to retrieve them? They were not saved to icloud.
Any advice is much appreciated...

Tue, October 14, 2014 @ 9:02 PM

39. wrote:
This is not good for someone 71 ha ha.

Sat, October 18, 2014 @ 2:12 AM

40. Britney wrote:
So I have recently (within the past 30 days) have gotten the new iPhone 6 and have taken many new pictures. I want to turn off "my photo stream" under the iCloud setting but I am afraid it will delete all of my recent photos under the "photos" tab. Is this true? Or will my photos be safely stored there after turning it off?

Wed, October 22, 2014 @ 6:53 PM

41. ixchel wrote:
There is still a nasty duplication issue that is related to photo stream, Moments, and how iPhoto handles images coming in from the stream are handled.

Before iOS 8 it was possible to delete shots that were in the stream and it would delete them from ALL DEVICES, even if those pics lived within the iPhoto Library. It was really simple and worked great as a way to manage one's library. This was controlled from the Cameral Roll.

This does not work anymore, even with the return of the Cameral Roll because those photo streamed images have been copied to the Library and for whatever reason do not get removed as before.

So the Camera Roll looks fine as does the iCloud section in iPhoto on the Mac.

However, the changes are not reflected in the main library on the Mac and in the iOS Moments section of Photos, there now appears LOADS of duplicates.

These seeming duplicates appear to be coming from the stream and the iPhoto Library, as one of the pairs has a trash can and the other does not. The one with the trash can has has the dialog informing the user that the photo will be deleted from the stream and all devices, but it does not delete the image from the Library on the Mac.

I can deal with Collections, just let me manage the deletion of images from the stream without making me re-deete the images from the iPhoto Library on the Mac.

Wed, October 22, 2014 @ 8:09 PM

42. linda wrote:
for some reason I see pictures I have deleted in other applications, which is UNACCEPTABLE. these images were deleted to never be seen, and there they are... on my iMac. when i try and search for these pictures on my hard drive, i cannot find them ... help! they are there, but they are not!

Thu, October 23, 2014 @ 2:17 AM

43. Jennifer Snyder wrote:
Does it not bother anyone else that when looking at "albums" the number of photos in "camera roll" and "My photo stream" is different.
on my phone camera roll= 287 photos and My photo stream=225 photos. Why the difference. It's infuriating. and after the iOS 8.1 update photos that I deleted popped back up into my photos. I had just figured out how things were shred between devices and they went back to the old way. I was on e of the few people who liked the "recently added" folder replacing camera roll / my photo stream.

Sat, October 25, 2014 @ 2:43 PM

44. Jennifer Snyder wrote:
Also as for everyone who lost photos, did you not back the phone up first or download them to the computer before updating to ios 8. I did some reading before updating and everything I read told me to back the phone up because pictures could be potentially lost.

Sat, October 25, 2014 @ 2:46 PM

45. Mr Fussy wrote:
Normally Apple get it right but this is a disaster. I used my iPad to import photos off my SD cards as a backup. Over 500 of them which I then uploaded from the SD cards into Lightroom. Now try and delete them off the iPAd. Click every individual one! And how many ways do people need to share stuff. For once Apple have made life harder .... this is NOT why I buy iPads !!

Tue, October 28, 2014 @ 3:24 AM

46. Michel wrote:
I have now IOS 8 1 on Iphone 5c and Mac Yosemite .
Until i did this upgrades every time I connected my I phone to the Mac I got the option to upload/erase from the camera roll the latest pictures.
Now I connect and it does not activate iPhoto , and when after a long time iPhoto sees my Iphone pictures as Icons , only as" blank" Icons. When I ask to import do I see them. And takes FOR EVER to import. Seems that Apple is going the Microsoft way, nobody checked how the "old " features behave!
PS iCloud streams and more is off everywhere. I only use iCloud for calendar and contacts

Sat, November 1, 2014 @ 9:32 AM

47. 10,000 Angry Vegans wrote:
For what it's worth, the My Photo Stream feature doesn't work on either my Windows 7 PC or MacBook or iMac. I've tried turning it on and off again on the 5S (which incidentally deletes every photo from it, should you fancy experimenting with this feature) but... no cigar. Currently the most obvious way to get photos from my phone to other devices is the old fashioned way: email. How 21st century.

P.S. If other mobile platforms weren't so unappealing - I simply don't get on with them, no matter how many times I try - I'd have jumped ship a long time back. With the iOS 8 débâcle and looming stupid watch business Apple do seem to have totally lost the plot. It's not as though they don't have 100,000 employees and a comparatively tiny range range of products and platforms to support, is it. Weird.

Wed, November 5, 2014 @ 5:02 AM

48. Martyn wrote:
Apple sucks! - I came to Apple a year ago believing it was media savvy - but it cannot even guarantee security of basic photos any more - I have just switched on my phone and saw my stream folder quite literally vanish in front of my eyes - I am on 8.1 - i was shaking with anger - the folder just went in the blink of an eye and critically important photos just vanished.

Ok some smart person is going to say it is my fault - but I never signed up expecting Apple to auto delete without at least giving me some warning or some choice in the matter.

If you are thinking of upgrading to 8.1 or beyond - save yourself the hassle - I am off to buy an android phone and never trusting Apple again

Apple - you have lost my trust!

I feel sick saying that but with photos in stream lost I cannot take any more pain tom you.

Thu, November 6, 2014 @ 5:45 AM

49. CG wrote:
How the heck do I get rid of photos synced from my pc, off my iPhone 5. I have icloud,but still doesn't help with storage space. I am 2 continents away from my pc. So frustrating!b

Fri, November 7, 2014 @ 7:40 AM

50. steve wrote:
i am afraid to lose everything. I switched to make life easier to 3 iPads, Mac, 3iphones, 4 iPods, appletv... I want my Microsoft windows7 back. All these genius' say they never heard of anyone wanting things that were the basics of PC computing for 20 years until windows 8 ended PCs.... they live in a world of apple that where email, calendars, typing, printing, networking always sucked and still sucks... no idea things were once simple and thought out. How does apple think we can control anything when they simultaneously delete my photos

Sun, November 9, 2014 @ 6:38 PM

51. Nancy Caton wrote:
I don't want all my photos on my phone, my iPad or any other device I carry around with me that has limited space. I take hundreds of pictures in the hopes of catching one good one. I back up all my photos to my PC and an external hard drive. No interest at all in having that on the internet, not least of all because I don't have unlimited money to store all of it, but really these are my personal photos. My family can look and they know where they are. I want to be able to keep a few that I particularly like on my devices, and perhaps to spend time editing lots of photos (in my jammies) on the iPad, but I want to be able to get them off and on to the device quickly and easily. Even in IOS 7 this seems to be a problem as there are photos in the Camera Roll that simply do not appear when I look at the iPhone photo folders that show up on my PC. (for the most part documents that I have saved from the web) This was not a problem with IOS 6. Are you saying it's just going to get worse?

Apple, many of us just want to be able to find all the photos with one piece of software, and not have to go trolling through the device with every single camera/editing/fx piece of software that we have ever tried, just to find that really great shot from last week, last month, that big celebration last year....

Sun, November 9, 2014 @ 7:20 PM

52. Wendy Johnson wrote:
Extremely unhappy with my photostream photos disappearing. Apple - What were you thinking? What's more, before I started my own research, I contacted Apple to figure out why some of my photos were missing, only to be told that Photostream only keeps photos in the stream for 30 days. That's bogus...I had plenty of photos that had been there far longer. All our wonderful photos from a vacation of a lifetime to Norway just a little over a month ago are gone. Apple - figure out a way to allow people to restore their photostream photos. Good grief.

Tue, November 11, 2014 @ 4:42 PM

53. Wendy Johnson wrote:
Extremely unhappy with my photostream photos disappearing. Apple - What were you thinking? What's more, before I started my own research, I contacted Apple to figure out why some of my photos were missing, only to be told that Photostream only keeps photos in the stream for 30 days. That's bogus...I had plenty of photos that had been there far longer. All our wonderful photos from a vacation of a lifetime to Norway just a little over a month ago are gone. Apple - figure out a way to allow people to restore their photostream photos. Good grief.

Tue, November 11, 2014 @ 4:42 PM

54. Prof NickD wrote:
For those commenters claiming that everyone "should have backed up their photos," I would remind you that supposedly was the purpose of the iCloud -- if your photos are in photostream, they are periodically being uploaded to the Cloud and then downloaded to your other Apple devices. That *is* the backup. There should not have been a need for a *second* backup to iTunes, or elsewhere.

Further, all other info such as items on the Calendar, in Contacts, in Mail, and elsewhere were saved -- if that data was saved, then why not the photos?

Sorry, I'm done with Apple, iPhone and iPad both. #sorrynotsorry

Mon, November 17, 2014 @ 4:20 PM

55. David Chapman wrote:
I've spent a ton of time reading up on how Apple intended Photo Stream to work and have since tried to explain it to friends and family. As it was released, Photo Stream was never a "backup", but it was merely a service that kept your photos for 30 days—enough time to download them on other devices, including your main Mac at home. They designed the service to function with the concept of your Mac/PC Desktop at home as your primary photo library.

This is all thrown out of the window with iCloud Photo Library. This IS a complete backup of your photos stored in iCloud. You just have to pay for more space if your library is larger than 5GB (which most are).

Apple needed more dumbed down, or real-world speak when they introduced Photo Stream. If they just said, "Hey, it's a temporary 30-day service that keeps your most recent photos so you can offload them later...", everyone would have understood.

Mon, November 17, 2014 @ 4:27 PM

56. Frank Gooding wrote:
I have a 5S 16 GB workphone and I need to move my photos to the cloud every now and again to maintain space. Why can't Iphone back-up my photos in the cloud and only delete them on the phone? If i turn of Library I have to join my phone to a MAC or PC and manually back-up my photos before deleting. If I understand it correctly? Why not an option to only delete photos on device? Have had to use dropbox as my photo back up since I prefer to have instant back-up without having to plan it in advance. I even tried to delete the photos from my phone and copying them directly to the cloud from dropbox. And they got put straight back on my phone! Love that you can look at your Icloud Library, but make a more flexible solution please!

Fri, November 21, 2014 @ 7:05 AM

57. Tina A wrote:
so frustrated!! Thank God my husband removed and placed my pictures on our computer prior to the dumb new IOS 8 update and I did not totally lose my pictures like some, but I want certain pictures back on my phone and have worked numerous times trying to do so, with no success!! Why should it be so complicated to access my own photos and do with them what I want? They better fix this bug.....soon!!!!

Fri, November 21, 2014 @ 10:39 PM

58. Tom wrote:
I have never been a fan of Apple. I have an iphone 5 and am more opposed to apple products more than ever. I can no longer get to my photos on my phone due to the STUPID icloud on it. Thanks apple for nothing. I am getting rid of this piece of crap and buying an NON apple phone. This phone is a piece of garbage as is all of apple products. YUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mon, November 24, 2014 @ 10:49 AM

59. Jeff. wrote:
I was having the same problem about iphoto no longer removing Pics and Videos to free up more space. It would say all have been imported...It would ask if I want to remove all...I would say YES...Nothing would happen.
After tinkering, I noticed that if I go into settings on the phone under camera and turn off every stream,icloud,sharing,etc. function.
I then reconnect onto iphoto it will then say "all have been imported,etc" but now when I hit remove photos from iphone,it works.
I managed to open up space without permanantly deleting pictures.
If you just go in and start deleting on the phone in photos tab it will delete them from ALL devices. I will have to manually connect to load photos but at least I can open up more space now.
Why they changed something that worked fine before is beyond me.

Tue, November 25, 2014 @ 10:30 AM

60. K. Lee wrote:
Yikes! Can't upgrade to iOS 8 until I make some room (delete some photos). Now I'm thinking maybe I will wait even longer to upgrade. Apple Mail is already driving me crazy, deleting mail from my Mini (and not recovering it). And now photo craziness too? Oh, Apple! Will you end up being another Coach?

Tue, November 25, 2014 @ 2:58 PM

61. MrDave007 wrote:
Thanks for you time in writing this information however my complaint is that with the new IOS 8 it now sorts my photos by date regardless of how I try to avoid this.
I took ALL photos off and transferred to Hard Drive.
Then I transferred via FTP to a private web server and then removed from local disk and re-transferred them back to my disk. Then I re-uploaded to iPhotos to put back on phone after removing them form the phone in the first place. [email protected])$#)%&)@#% They still have them sorted by date I thought I had fixed however it's pulling that date from the meta data stored in the file not the date of the file seen in the directory. I SO MUCH LOVED the iOS 7 photos soooooooo much better.
My Opinion.
I know how to find them, I know how to manipulate them that's not the issue. The issue is Apple changed the way they work and now it's a techy nightmare. So many more keystrokes then when it first came out.

Sat, November 29, 2014 @ 10:14 PM

62. Linda Johnson wrote:
Making my hair whiter each day! Where has the "sync photos " gone from my iPad? Downloaded photos today onto my laptop & nowhere to be seen on my iPad. There has already been so many comments on the inability to find photos, can I in-install the iSO8 & just get back to normal. Why have Apple done this? Climbing the walls!!,

Sun, November 30, 2014 @ 4:40 PM

63. John Bilson wrote:
I've just acquired a MacBook Pro that uses iSO8 and uploaded my photos and videos - and I find it totally confusing and uncontrollable. Prior to reading the comments above, I thought that my mental skills were deteriorating and that perhaps the first stages of dementia were setting in - YET (thankfully) NO - it's the system that's crap. How very disappointing. I'm gonna have to book myself an Apple Tutorial simply to learn how to manage my photos and videos. - something that I didn't need to do with previous systems.

Mon, December 1, 2014 @ 10:41 AM

64. Ann Traverse wrote:
I am furious with Apple over this so called upgrade. The main reason I bought an IPad was so that I can have instant access to ALL my photos when required for my art classes. I spent 2 hours last night trying to get them back on my IPad but to no avail, I had no idea that this was what they intended to do with this bloody update. I obviously don't have access to my pic when I am at class so therefore I can no longer use the photos that I had stored unless I print them off the pc, which would be far too expensive ink wise. If Apple don't respond to this stupid error on their part, I will be leaving Apple for good, and that's Iphone, IPad and Mac.
They have no right to remove my photos without my consent.

Mon, December 1, 2014 @ 11:32 AM

65. David Dupree wrote:
This is bulls**t! I've been an Apple user since 1987, professional photographer since 1977, photoshop since 1992-93 and never in my 37 years have I seen such a cluster F**k trying to gain access to my pictures as on an iPhone 5s.

Prior to moving to an iPhone I was a long time Blackberry user, all I had to do was plug my phone into a my computer and viola transfer my files to folders and move on with my production. I have no idea what Bozo is now driving the bus at Apple regarding making technological decisions since Steve"s passing, but they need to pull their head out of their proprietary arse and provide a simple, intuitive solution which allows people to plug their phone into a computer and gain access to their personal images. (Photographs which by copyright laws are the creators proprietary property and not Apples), without having to jump through a long series of hoops or resorting to emailing them to themselves in order to transfer.

And iCloud, as far as I'm concerned that's where Apple's Engineers heads seem to be living, totally disconnected and uncaring from the needs of their consumers. I understand it's a radical concept for Apple, that being simple and intuitive systems, oh that's right it was at one time the concept they built their brand on.

Mon, December 1, 2014 @ 9:07 PM

66. Christopher wrote:
I concur with every complaint here. What I REALLY dont understand is why my 2 iPads (128g/ea) and iPhone (16g) all have to share the same iCloud folder?!

The heavy lifting of editing is done with the iPads, which is why I got the 128g models. The iPhone is used for "when it's the camera you have" So I didnt splurge on storage. Yet now, Apple seems to think it best if the shared iCloud account is the same folder for all hardware. Why?

Was there an employee who wanted to say "Maybe the customer doesnt want the photos from one device synced to another but would still like to access them when needed from the cloud." but didnt because the last guy to mention Dropbox got canned?

And does anyone elses desktop browser crash when downloading "Moments" from iCloud to their hard drive?

Wed, December 3, 2014 @ 6:36 PM

67. heidi wrote:
So my issue is this… I take a ton of pictures in Italy. Spend hours editing on my iPhone 6 so I can sync my edited images with my iPhoto when get home and my photo stream and my iPhoto only want to sync my non edited versions! How do I fixed that? Any one have any ideas?

Sun, December 7, 2014 @ 1:06 PM

68. David Chapman wrote:
Hey, Heidi,

Right now, iPhoto doesn't work with the new iCloud Photo Library. Apple announced a brand-new Photos app that will be releasing the beginning of 2015 that will replace iPhoto and Aperture and work directly with the photo library. Until then, iPhoto only receives photos that are in Photo Stream. These happen the sync before any edits and that's why the photos you see don't have any adjustments yet.

What you could do is make use of the library with your Phone and then either transfer them or download them from the Photos app on It's a bit of a pain, but until they launch the new app in the next month or so, it feels a little broken or unpolished.

Sun, December 7, 2014 @ 1:26 PM

69. David Chapman wrote:
To anyone that has tried to use synced photo albums from iPhoto and your iPhone and iPad with iCloud Photo Library, it won't work. When you enable iCloud Photo Library, there's a notice that any synced albums will be deleted.

Here's what I would do if you intend to work with iCloud Photo Library now:

Treat the iCloud Photo Library as your main library—forget about iPhoto as your library. Upload photos to the Photos app on and make all the albums you want/need. This will allow you to see all the photos in iCloud Photo Library on every i-device you have—and your computer with

If you don't want to use the iCloud Photo Library, you don't have to.

Sun, December 7, 2014 @ 1:30 PM

70. alex wrote:
Why aren't edited photos showing up in the photostream at all? I can take a photo on my iphone, and seconds later crop it, alter the color, and save it, but when that photo shows up in photostream, NONE of those edits are there. This is the same across devices. If I take a photo on my iPad and edit it, only the original non-edited version shows up in photostream.

I'm using an iphone 5s and an iPad 3. Both running 8.1.

Mon, December 8, 2014 @ 4:22 PM

71. Kelly wrote:
This is total crap! Today most of my pictures disappeared from my iPad and I did this upgrade to iOS8 a couple months ago. Luckily the pictures are still on my phone which I can't upgrade to ios8 because it doesn't have enough memory left. Thank goodness! In the process of transferring all my pictures to Flickr right now. I have searched high and low and only have 21 pictures remaining of hundreds on this iPad. They are not in Collections, and I don't even have an album called "recently added". I attempted to make an appt with my local Apple store where I purchased iPad (March 2014) and the response I got was there are no appointments avialable. Gee thanks! Tried to get online chat help and it just said connecting with the spinning icon for at least half hour even though the estimated wait time was 2 minutes.
You call this an upgrade Apple? How is it ok to just delete people's photos? I have loved my iPhone and iPad products for over 2 years but now I do not trust them anymore and my next phone will probably be Samsung.

Thu, December 11, 2014 @ 2:56 AM

72. Ia wrote:
I purchased an iPad mini with iOS8. Did icloud sync from the latest iphone back up. However, no contacts, imessages, notes etc. were uploaded to my iPad. What's even more frustrating, is that only a few pictures that were taken 2 days before, were uploaded to "Recently Added" folder. I have a ton of pictures and videos on my iphone, all backed up to icloud.. Why can't I get them to my iPad? What should i do? Also, my imessages do not get to my iPad. Is there a way to fix it?

Is there a way to downgrade to iOS7? This new iOS8 is not good

Sat, December 13, 2014 @ 2:37 PM

73. Gibson wrote:
Syncing across all devices all the time is only useful if you have a large amount of space on all devices. My phone fills up quickly and I would like to be able to move stuff around easily. I would love to take a photo with my phone, see it on my iPad (which has more space, of course) and then delete it from my phone without it disappearing from every other device. Even better would be to have a good central place to store all photos and then easily and quickly pick photos to sync to other devices.
From all of these comments it seems that everyone has different ideas about what they would like to do with their photos. It is a shame that apple cannot make things more flexible with more options of how you would like to set it up. It is a bit restrictive really.
At the moment I find the dropbox app more useful.

Mon, December 15, 2014 @ 12:40 PM

74. Helena Costa wrote:
I hate they didn't tell me if I bought I phone 6 plus that there was no photo stream and camera roll I lost all my photos, stop destroying a great phone.... My iPhone 4 was the best , I loved showing my photos now where in hell have they gone..... That's why I bought this phone so I could keep thousands of photos on my phone .... It sucks do something APPLE

Mon, December 15, 2014 @ 7:21 PM

75. Kim Howard wrote:
When I download a picture from the internet it shows that the picture is being saved on my camera roll. The picture is not in my albums either. Where are these pictures being saved to?

Wed, December 17, 2014 @ 4:40 PM

76. Sandy wrote:
I can't seem to figure out how to upload my photos to my computer after the updates. There used to be one folder with all of my pictures that I could just scroll through and chose the photos I want to upload. But now when I open my DCMI folder I have like 29 files.all containing pictures. The files are just named with numbers and letters that mean nothing to me so I have no idea what photos are where! It will take me forever to find what i'm looking for! Is there a way to fix this?

Thu, December 18, 2014 @ 9:19 PM

77. Isabella wrote:
If my photos on my photostream were past the 30 days, is there still a way to get them back?

Fri, December 19, 2014 @ 4:04 PM

78. Jasneet wrote:
I lost my I phone 5 s recently, it had about 400 images from 2 months ago.
I do not personally own a Mac and I did not back up my phone, but always had them on my photo stream.
I bought the new I phone but it is only showing a selected number of pictures and not the ones from october.
I have now uloaded them to the icloud library, any possibilty of getting them back?

Tue, December 23, 2014 @ 3:32 PM

79. Rik wrote:
Bought an iPhone 5s and was delighted how my pictures uploaded to my iPad and to my pc with Windows 8.1. But all of a sudden this doesn't work anymore.
I experimented with my Settings but to no avail. What am I doing wrong?

Fri, December 26, 2014 @ 8:33 AM

80. Diane Norman wrote:
My iPhone 6 photos in icloud will not stream to my computers, Windows 7 & 8, everything is set up right. They stream to my iPad but not the computers, actually it quit streaming to my computers when I had my iPhone 5s. Have uninstalled & reinstalled icloud all my settings are right. Don't know what's going on. Any ideas?

Sat, December 27, 2014 @ 8:37 PM

81. Dillon wrote:
Can I delete my photos off my phone after sending them to my cloud?

Wed, December 31, 2014 @ 9:11 PM

82. Shirley wrote:
Apple continues to complicate and make the software more and more user unfriendly - It is hard enough that you have to change a password every time you get on a device - and dont even try to get a receipt to prove you bought a device becuase they do not care - Apple is not what it used to be - I am moving to Android and keep my pics on a SD card.

Thu, January 8, 2015 @ 1:17 PM

83. michelle wrote:
I need some help all my photos that I have on my laptop keep syncing to my dam I phone (5s) they are already stored on my laptop an I don't need or want them on my I phone and well there is just not enough storage on my 16 GB as it says I have no more storage. That's not the biggest problem... the problem is all the photos that have synced to the I phone I cant delete of the I phone an I've tried every which way. There are over a 1000 photos an 60 videos that have been added and every time I try to sync my phone or back it up more pictures are added. please help how can I get all these photos an videos off my I phone. Thanks

Thu, January 8, 2015 @ 7:15 PM

84. Rasa wrote:
I have a problem and I don't know how to solve it. I tried to import photos from my iPhone to my macbook and I disconnected my phone before import was completed. Now i can't import any pictures and i can't even close iPhoto. when I try the table shows that i can't close iPhoto until import won't b finished. there is no button to stop import. please help me what to do!!!!

Sun, January 25, 2015 @ 9:04 AM

85. Stan wrote:
Fuck hard do Apple make it, to move/organise photos.

Real world = A moves to B, some people also like to move to C

Apple logic = A+B/(yx2) x Z-C + i8.1 - (76HT2) / 2 =$$££

Mon, January 26, 2015 @ 11:17 AM

86. Eric wrote:
What happened to the photo stream which used to work? There was a time when I could take pics on my iPod and they would be in the office on the PC when I got home. I could have pics without pulling them off a camera?

Apple, why did you break it?
It worked.

Wed, January 28, 2015 @ 10:22 PM

87. Kel wrote:
I have the same issue as michelle where I just want certain images stored on certain devices. I want a few pictures of my kids on my iphone, nothing on my ipad, and everything on my macbook. Seems like this is impossible, or at least I can't figure out how to get it to work.

I use dropbox, everything moves there, then I back all that up on our Windows Home Server (which unfortunately is not being supported anymore.) At least that way I know I am not losing photos entirely - I lost several important ones before I realized that when I deleted some off my ipad they were being deleted permanently off all devices. It seems by getting them "away" from apple is the only way to get them into a system that is more intuitive (for me) and I can then sort, label, file images however I want. This system is tedious but at least I have my pics, and I can access them online from anywhere.

Sat, February 14, 2015 @ 11:04 AM

88. Tia wrote:
I have read all comments and I am trying to make sense of the information. I am new to both the iPhone ( I have a 6) and the iPad Air. I am out of the country taking lots of
photos with my iphone6 and equally successfully transferring to my iPad air. Now I need to free up more space on the iphone6 but I don't want to delete from the iPad air. How do I reliably do this?

Mon, March 23, 2015 @ 4:51 PM

89. Charles Robertson wrote:
Even on iOS 8.4.1, I still cannot add phtos to a shared album without my ipad crashing.

Apple is now an awful company, with shoddy, untested software.

I am now a fully signed up Windows 8 enthusiast...

Wed, August 19, 2015 @ 1:32 AM

90. James wrote:
Just terrible. I have to google for information every time i want to do anything like, delete a photo to free up space in icloud. I still don;t get what "photostream is" - why isn't it the same as "activity" - if i delete on photstream it seems to also delete from photos -- or does it?

Makes we want to scream every time i open it.

Tue, August 25, 2015 @ 1:23 PM

91. Isaiah wrote:
I think that they have taken a step backwards. The point of photo stream was to keep all your photos intact and usable, even if you have deleted them from your camera roll. But now it seem that you have to go through loops and jumps to get to the photo stream photos. The photo stream should be brought back, it's just easier and more reliable. Plus it saves a lot more space then just the actually camera roll itself.

Sun, August 30, 2015 @ 12:05 AM

92. Annie wrote:
I would like to talk about my recent iCloud photo library and photostream nightmare and see if I can possibly get some ideas from the Apple guru here, it is my last bit of hope to restore part of my lost photos.

Apple gave me a new (or a new refurbished) iPhone 6 to replace my defective old iPhone 6 before the warranty ends. I backed up everything on iCloud before I handed my old phone to the Apple retail store. After I completed the restoring the backup on the new phone, i found out all the pictures taken in the last two months are missing. I did some research and learned that iPhoto Cloud Library is not part of the iCloud backup which means I am missing these photos in the iCloud Photo Library itself. I turned on Photostream in my macbook and there are 150 random photos from the last 2 months but not 1000 photos,

I recalled that I downgraded my iCloud storage from 50G to the free 5G about 2 months ago and that is probably the cause of the missing pictures. But I made the assumption that once I upgrade the storage plan again, everything that was not synced would be automatically synced/backup. And also I do not understand since my Photostream saves up to 1000 pictures or whatever is from the last 30 days, why is there only 150 pictures showing up?

I'd really appreciate it if anyone has any clue what I might be able to try to recover some of the photos.

Thu, October 15, 2015 @ 7:35 PM

93. Audrey wrote:
Add to this the confusion of and 20 + years of copyrighted documents which were stored on expansion decks without any type of interruption, until Apple reared their ugly head with cloud storage and then all holy hell broke loose. I don't trust cloud storage and I never will. Now half of my documents are missing and I have 6 years of business records for some lady who owns and operates some sort of landscapting and architecture firm located 15 miles away from me~~guess it's time to look for another IT pro, my $180/ hour guy failed big time.

Fri, November 13, 2015 @ 4:04 PM

94. FrozenWillie wrote:
I cannot find photos on my iphone. Why is it so fucking hard???

Fri, February 26, 2016 @ 10:49 PM

95. Daren wrote:
This is so screwed up, it's unbelievable. I have a different view on every device including I have all devices set the same, but this is the worst piece of crap software I've ever seen. I've been an apple fan, but I admit that it's the quality of software is deteriorating. Then it's the "must make changes to the GUI for this release even though everything worked fine in the past" only to make things stop working. I've actually been thinking about going to android.

Mon, March 7, 2016 @ 7:52 PM

96. JD wrote:
April 8, 2016, and it's still the crappies piece of software ever. After restoring m photos to a new iPhone 6s, all the photos are assigned random dates. There is no way to edit or resort. Dividing them into albums is a PITA as the "camera roll" keeps a master copy of everything. So try going through 2000 photos to figure out which ones you missed moving into album. Effing insane.

No one seems to know a work around. No apps to fix this. Just a horrid piece of software.

Fri, April 8, 2016 @ 7:53 PM

97. Viktorija wrote:
It's so weird. Yesterday all my photos from Ipad and Iphone disappeared. I can't find non of them in Icloud as well. I just have only few photos from few days ago. Instead of my photos in my devices appeared different person photos which were even taken in other country, I don't know what to do. I really need my photos back. Has anyone suffered from the same problem or knows what to do?

Wed, May 25, 2016 @ 5:45 AM

98. jesse wrote:
im done with apple.

Mon, August 29, 2016 @ 3:01 PM

99. Kate Irvine wrote:
Hoping someone can help, as I've googled this until I've got square eyes. I have an iPad 2 and have just bought an iPad Pro, so need to transfer all my photos over to the new device. My iPad 2 has 682 pictures in the All Photos folder in the Photos app. However when I look in the iCloud folder I only have 73 pictures. I have my photos backed up through iCloud Photo Library, with the Optimise iPad Storage ticked. My Photo Stream & iCloud Photo Sharing are both enabled. When I look in the Photos app on my new device it only shows the 73 pictures in the All Photos folder. How do I get all 682 pictures saved into this folder on the new device?

Wed, November 30, 2016 @ 4:24 PM

Add a New Comment


Comment Guidelines: No HTML is allowed. Off-topic or inappropriate comments will be edited or deleted. Thanks.