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  • Chris de Lange Level 1 (0 points)
    My MacBookPro is totally up to date: runs OS X Snow Leopard and the update 10.6.2. The iPhoto is version 8.1.1, iTunes version is 9.0.2. and iPhone has software version 3.1.2.

    Up to a few days ago all worked perfectly but since yesterday (Wednesday) iPhoto doesn't see my iPhone.

    I've reinstalled Snow Leopard and checked for software updates for all ... no solution!

    I've seen NUMEROUS guys with the exact same problem but I saw NO answer to solve the problem (except for deleting photos from emails etc which is bollocks!).

    Can Apple not help by fixing the glitch in their software, which it obviously is.
  • gulfstream driver Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the exact problem as well. My iphone connects just fine to iphoto, but my wife's iphone now will not. I have a macbook pro and she has a macbook. My iphone connects to iphoto as advertised on both computers, and her iphone will not connect to iphoto on either computer. Both iphones connect ok with itunes on both computers. Her camera roll has only pics she has taken on the iphone. Other pics are on other albums. Image capture is no help: "no device connected." Help.
  • Carlos Castillo 2 Level 1 (45 points)
    I had to email the photos to myself.
  • Liam's mom Level 1 (0 points)
    Well, add me to the list of people with the same problem. I don't think the question is really "answered" although the Phototomac app and/or emailing the photos to myself work. Still can't get iPhoto to recognize when iPhone is connected.


    Thanks in advance for any insight into the problem.
  • bpmajesty Level 1 (0 points)
    Well, add me to the list of people also. There's no need for me to explain, b/c so many before me already have. Hopefully apple doesn't have to wait for some special release date or product launch before they decide to fix small bugs. As always, i'll remain optimistic!
  • DossB Level 1 (0 points)
    That is really funny in a sick way, it says the question is answered! No, the question is NOT answered and I for one would really like an answer rather than a cheesy work around. When your iPhone works fine with iTunes and iPhoto for a year, then no longer works with iPhoto (or syncs the new photos), the problem is NOT FIXED. Come on Apple there is a glich in the system somewhere. Please find it and fix it for us.
  • liqgranite Level 1 (0 points)
    A possible cause for this issue. .gif files My friend whom I am weaning off of windows and is using my old imac did a sync yesterday with his 3gs to iphoto and all was well. He downloaded a few pics today and now the phone was not showing up in iphoto but was in itunes. In frustration he called me and was naturally complaining. I found in the possible answers on the forms that if you deleted downloaded pics it would work fine. He deleted the two pictures that where the .gif files that he had downloaded and all is well again.
  • Thomas Fawbush Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having the same issue. It shows up in Image Browser for a few seconds and then disappears. Has anyone found a solution to this yet?
  • amcatania Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having the same problem where iphoto (and image capture, everything up-to-date) does not recognize my iphone (I have the first version of the iphone, a silverback). I have a new MacBook Pro, although I can't recall if this problem only started happening when I got it - it really could have. I am not a fan of these patch jobs and would like an actual solution. Thanks.
  • Ray Postuma Level 1 (25 points)
    Add me to this long list! It had been showing up fine but now no longer. Only images captured with the iPhone 3GS are on the Camera Roll. Frustrating!
  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 (34,956 points)
    The solution is for Apple to fix the bug. The workaround until they do is to email any pictures in the Camera Roll not taken with the iPhone camera to yourself, then delete them. This workaround will allow you to connected to your favorite photo app again. It's not great, but it's the only answer other than waiting for a hoped-for fix.

    BTW, occasionally photos taken with the iPhone camera can show this symptom also. The workaround is the same.

    Message was edited by: Lawrence Finch
  • Ray Postuma Level 1 (25 points)
    I had the same problem until just now. After reading the responses, I checked the 400 photos on Camera Roll..... and yes, there was a measly little 40k image I had saved to camera roll from and e-mail attachment. After deleting culprit image from Camera Roll and reattaching the iPhone to the Mac, the iPhone showed up in iPhoto and images were downloaded without problem. I'm quite relieved!

    Will Apple provide an alert on this problem?
  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 (34,956 points)
    Ray Postuma wrote:
    Will Apple provide an alert on this problem?

    Probably not, but if they fix it in the next release there will be a mention in the release notes.
  • rswatson Level 1 (0 points)
    Another sub-optimal "solution":
    There's a neat program called PhoneView that lets you access your iPhone's info over USB. Unlike Diskaid and Iphone Explorer, it shows your music, contacts, bookmarks, photos, etc in a user friendly format.
    You can select and drag your photos to your computer.
    There's even a "send to iPhoto" button.
    Of course, we shouldn't have to buy a third party program fix Apple's mistakes, but it's an option and is a very useful program for other reasons as well.

  • paulcb Level 6 (19,110 points)
    PhoneView is Mac only. PC users can try Touchcopy.