Currently Being ModeratedNov 25, 2012 8:51 AM (in response to Rajesh Kanungo)
Have you backed up your phone to itunes, and had photos checked to sync, try doing a restore from your backup in itunes. Also you should always transfer your photos to a program such as iphoto on a mac as a backup precaution, just in case.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 27, 2012 4:17 PM (in response to chrisfromgastonia)
1. I connected to my iTunes and tried to backup of my 4S to my computer (not iCloud) and it would not. Don't know what is going on there.
2. This worked:
a. Opened up iPhoto and then connected my 4S and it shows up. Connecting the 4S before launching iPhoto did not work.
b. Clicked on 4S and Imported photos into iPhoto
c. Connected iPhone 5 and it shows up in iPhoto but there is no way to export photgraphs to it directly.
d. Did an iTunes sync of photographs with videos checked.
chrisfromgastonia: Thanks for giving me sufficient information so that I could continue even though backup did not work.
I am sure there are two or three bugs here.
1. Maybe I am stupid and could not figure out how to do backup in this case even though I have been doing it for many other iPhones, not the ones that have iCloud.
2. Also, why isn't iCloud backing up my photos?? Again, RTFM is not the answer here so I am doing something stupid.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 27, 2012 4:40 PM (in response to Rajesh Kanungo)
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4083?viewlocale=en_US Importing photos using windows or mac
and just so you know- with icloud restores information comes down gradually. It literally depends on the speed of your wi fi, and can take 1-4 hours PER GB of data.
You can check the status of your restore by going to settings>icloud>storage and backup and it should say in there whether restoreis complete or not.
Things like pictures/apps/music take a while to come back fully.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2012 11:07 AM (in response to Appletini6)
I doubt that it should take three days to download or upload photographs (I bought the phone on Saturday 11AM, finally used iPhoto on Tuesday 4PM)
Also, iCloud says that 4.8GB out of 5GB was free so my photographs never got backed up. No matter how many times I asked the 4S to backup to iCloud.
Which means iCloud backup is NOT working.
What are the magical settings to make iCloud backup?