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  • 15. Re: 3G OS 3.1 won't connect to iPhoto 08
    Gross Greg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    iPhoto opens, but the phone never shows up. What's even stranger is that after I open image capture and all of the pictures load from the phone, then it does show up in iPhoto. It has to read through all of the photos in image capture first.

    It's pretty strange. I've never had any issues before and am pretty savvy when it comes to computers (specifically Macs). I figured it would be a software glitch that more users would encounter, but there aren't too many reporting this issue.
  • 16. Re: 3G OS 3.1 won't connect to iPhoto 08
    Gross Greg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I just realized that my iPhone works but my wife's does not. It's gotta be a phone-specific glitch. BTW both phones were upgraded to 3.1 and I'm plugging them into the same USB port on the same MacBook.
  • 17. Re: 3G OS 3.1 won't connect to iPhoto 08
    iheffner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having the same issue: iTunes syncs with my iPhone just fine, but iPhoto and Image Capture do not recognize the device. I'm running Tiger with the latest version of iTunes and iPhone software. I suspect that it is the iPhone OS, since there are several other issues with this new device OS. Bad, Apple! You're looking a bit like a certain Redmond software company.
  • 18. Re: 3G OS 3.1 won't connect to iPhoto 08
    bobroxxx2009 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    im having the same issue should i just wait for an itunes update just like a few months back when itunes wouldnt drag to toast
  • 19. Re: 3G OS 3.1 won't connect to iPhoto 08
    cmbthmstr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm also having the same issue. If I open iPhoto or Image Capture then plug my phone into my MacBook, it appears for a few seconds, starts listing the photos then it disappears. This doesn't happen in iTunes at all, only either of those two photo related apps. To test, I also loaded up a Windows virtual machine and re-plugged it into the same USB port with the VM in focus and I was able to pull my pictures off that way. I'm also on Snow Leopard 10.6.1 and iPhone 3.1.
  • 20. Re: 3G OS 3.1 won't connect to iPhoto 08
    Scott Goldstein Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same issue with original iPhone. 10.6.1, iPhone 3.1, iPhoto 8.1
  • 21. Re: 3G OS 3.1 won't connect to iPhoto 08
    CamNY Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    have the same problem...iphone 3gs 3.1 and os 10.5.8. FIXED IT... You just have to delete ALL of the photos in your camera roll that were saved from emails or off the web. ANything you didn't take yourself with the iphone should be deleted. Then reconnect. It works. If they've valueable pics, email them to yourself before you delete. IT WORKS!
  • 22. Re: 3G OS 3.1 won't connect to iPhoto 08
    Scott Goldstein Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I did NOT have the problem with any flavor of 10.5.8. I'm not using your tip. Thanks anyway.
  • 23. Re: 3G OS 3.1 won't connect to iPhoto 08
    nick101 Level 4 Level 4 (3,520 points)
    The fact that his solution works on 10.5.x doesn't invalidate it for 10.6.x. Given that there's no risk (provided you take the precaution of replicating the photos you'll be deleting, as suggested), it's certainly worth testing.
  • 24. Re: 3G OS 3.1 won't connect to iPhoto 08
    TBullock Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I had the same issue. Through trial and error, I discovered that one of the photos was somehow corrupt (in my case it wasn't a "photo" per se, but rather an image generated by a free kid's app on my phone and stored in the photo camera roll. Once I deleted that photo, I was able to retrieve all the others successfully. FYI: I'm running Snow Leopard and iPhone 3.1
  • 25. Re: 3G OS 3.1 won't connect to iPhoto 08
    twetmore Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I was having the very same problem here with my iPhone and iPhoto '09. When I connected my iPhone, iTunes would launch and sync correctly, but iPhoto would not launch, nor would it see the iPhone as a device from which it could import photos.

    Following the advice in this thread, I deleted two photos my wife recently emailed me from her iPhone and when I reconnected my iPhone, iPhoto launched immediately just as it should and I was able to import all of my recent photos.

    Strange indeed, but that does appear to have been the cause of the problem.

    Thanks to CamNY and anyone else who suggested this solution to the problem. I was dreading the thought of re-initializing my iPhone to solve this issue.
  • 26. Re: 3G OS 3.1 won't connect to iPhoto 08
    Scott Goldstein Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Lo and behold! The suggestion worked! Thanks to all who figured it out.
  • 27. Re: 3G OS 3.1 won't connect to iPhoto 08
    NiborC Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I have run into this issue multiple times in the past. Really annoying!

    Nowadays I use an app (PhotoToMac) that transfers my photos to my Mac over WiFi.
  • 28. Re: 3G OS 3.1 won't connect to iPhoto 08
    PeterHarrell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    You have to delete any photos you have saved that have been sent to you by emails or other devices which you've saved in your photo gallery on your iphone

    if you do this - hey presto it works
    why , well no idea but after 3 days of trying i have just got there
  • 29. Re: 3G OS 3.1 won't connect to iPhoto 08
    PeterHarrell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    ANSWER : If you save images sent to you by emails or from other devices into your iphone photo gallery , next time you try and connect to iphoto it won't recognise your iphone

    SO DELETE THESE PHOTOS - ALL OF THEM - if you want to keep email to self . Then reconnect and BINGO your Iphoto will recognise your Iphone

    PLEASE FIX THIS BUG APPLE