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Photostream constantly turning itself off

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macorin Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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May 23, 2012 9:06 PM

Is it me, or is anyone else noticing this?  I have Photostream turned off, but every so often, I notice that my photos are not downloading from the cloud.  When I check Photostream in the settings, it is turned off.  I am not turning it off, and when this happens, I am turning it back on.  However, after a few days to weeks, it might randomly shut off again.  Is this a known glitch?  Is anyone else seeing/experiencing this?

Macbook Pro 17, Mac OS X (10.6.7), 2.93 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
  • Clem Level 3 Level 3 (550 points)
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    May 24, 2012 2:29 PM (in response to macorin)

    What is your normal workflow that you are exercising when you see this? Do you switch users, or iCloud accounts, or libraries? Does toggling PS off at the server help keep it up and running afterwards?

  • Ian Hurd Calculating status...
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    Jun 4, 2012 8:18 AM (in response to macorin)

    I have the same problem: photostream turns itself off in Aperture, seemingly at random, without notifcation, about once every two weeks but not on any regular basis.  It remains on in my iPhone. 

     

    The problem did not get fixed in the most recent AP update.

     

    It's a nuisance rather than a disaster, but it makes keeping photostream up to date a labor intensive rather than a background activity.

  • Owen A Level 2 Level 2 (215 points)
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    Jun 4, 2012 10:49 AM (in response to Ian Hurd)

    Ian - Do you see any messages in the Console application related to Photo Stream?

  • Ian Hurd Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jun 4, 2012 10:54 AM (in response to Owen A)

    There are 30 or so meesages in the past 48 hours that include the string 'aperture'  - is there something in particular I should be looking for?

  • MikeChrista Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jun 12, 2012 5:26 AM (in response to macorin)

    Me too!  I have photostream turned on in iPhoto and can see all of my photos.  All seems to work OK and pictures from my Iphone appear very quickly (although for some reason 1 photo on my phone never transferred?).

    I usually shut iPhoto down when I have finished using it and usually shut my MAC (using Lion) down when I have finished using it.  More often than not the next time I use my MAC and go to iPhoto I have to restrat photostream - most annoying!

  • Theo2dd Calculating status...
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    Jun 14, 2012 5:35 AM (in response to macorin)

    Macorin, same problem here, however I spotted a log entry in the Console that might shed some light there:

     

    ... Aperture: FAILURE: Job com.apple.photostream-agent is not loaded in launchd

     

    I searched the Console for Aperture right after getting the same "Do you want to turn on Photo Stream" error. Well, not error, but it is now a sign of an error somewhere there.

     

    I wonder if we all have the same entry in the Console.

    Peace

  • Louis Trapani Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Jun 15, 2012 3:54 AM (in response to macorin)

    I am having the same issue. It is very annoying.

     

    I see some people are having the issue in iPhoto as well. There is a thread about it here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3454674?start=60&tstart=0

     

    There doesn't seem to be one solution for all and I am not sure if any of these will work with Aperture.

     

    It seems like a bug that needs to be fixed somewhere.

  • Ole Zimmer Calculating status...
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    Jun 24, 2012 11:56 PM (in response to macorin)

    wrong thread

  • Mela1987 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Jul 5, 2012 11:18 AM (in response to macorin)

    How come Apple can't get this basic feature of a signature new feature like Photo Stream working right. Every time I launch Aperture, it has forgotten my Photo Stream info and gives me the welcome screen asking me to enable it again. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. Give me a break. There have been multiple point-version updates to Aperture since Photo Stream was released and they still can't fix this.

  • ee Calculating status...
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    Jul 10, 2012 7:39 AM (in response to macorin)

    Same problem over here and it was annoying the **** out of me… but after a restart Little Snitch asked me permission to access 'PhotoStreamAgent'. Aha… I thought and gave it permission to allow any connection with this server. Opened Aperture… and boom! the stream was turned on again!

     

    So a possible solution could be to not block the 'PhotoStreamAgent' in any kind of way with Little Snitch or similar tools.

  • Uberhamster Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 20, 2012 2:02 AM (in response to macorin)

    Posted possible suggestion here.

  • MikeChrista Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jul 31, 2012 11:43 PM (in response to Uberhamster)

    A Mountain Lion install solved this problem for me.

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