6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 6, 2014 3:46 PM by Calchick
Eugenienatchez Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Photo stream stopped working

MacBook Pro
  • 1.
    judysings Community Specialists Community Specialists (2,640 points)

    Hi Eugenienatchez,


    Welcome to the Support Communities!


    The article below may be able to help you with this issue.

    Click on the link to see more details and screenshots. 


    iCloud: Photo Stream troubleshooting






    - Judy

  • 2. Re: My photo stream stopped working
    Fredolinho Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Judy,


    Sorry but I have exactly the same issue than Eugenienatchez... : it STOPPED working... meaning, it used to work perfectly.

    Without any reasons since several weeks, all my shared photo streams disapeared from iPhoto (but Ok in iOS devices)...

    I tried to activate (once again) the checkbox in the preferences panel of iPhoto, the box refused to be checked...


    In the preferences panel of OSX, acount login is OK, iPhoto check box is OK as well in this same panel...


    Unbelievable... and once again, it worked perfectly well, so far...

  • 3. Re: My photo stream stopped working
    John Michlig Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)

    Having same problem - all iOS devices continue to work fine; desktop Mac has no Photo Stream.

  • 4. Re: My photo stream stopped working
    khellendros Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My photo stream used to work (mostly) perfectly until I updated to iOS7.  Since then, the photos don't appear on my PC.  The photo stream folder in my Photos app still fills with photos as if they were transferring, but they never appear on my PC.  I've tried turning it off and on again (haha) several times, and I even had to factory reset and restore my phone (laptop died while I was updating it, sigh).  Still nothing.  I'm using an iPhone 4, which was always fine until iOS7.

  • 5. Re: My photo stream stopped working
    Jane Elizabeth Smith Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I have exactly the same problem!  My photo stream preference pane checkbox just will not click!! I really hope someone can help!!

  • 6. Re: My photo stream stopped working
    Calchick Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Same thing here.  Works when it wants to work and then only picks random photos not all of them!  I thought I solved it by deleting and redownloading Icloud but only worked for a few days then back to haywire again. 

    This is an ongoing problem and no one seems to know why or what to do for sure! 


    help Apple! 


    I did what one of the forums said- go to settings, my photo stream, turn it OFF and then turn ON again.  that worked great for a few days, then today I had issue and tried doing all this again, NO Luck! 

    this is crazy


    the only solution is to get the stupid wire out and hook ipod touch 5G to my windows PC and manually put the photos in. what a pain