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okla7788 Level 1 (0 points)
Just upgraded to iOS 4.1. I can no longer sync my photos from iphoto to iphone. Everything else seems to sync fine. In itunes I check sync photos from iphoto
and only selected albums. When I go to check off specific folder the capacity bar at the bottom reflects the changes. When I hit apply and when the status on top "importing photos" the capacity changes back to reflect no photos are being synced.

I have tried the delete ipod photo cache trick, but no help.

Any ideas?

iMAC27, iOS 4, iphone 3G, all most update version of itunes and iphoto 9
  • JWalton215 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm experiencing the same problem.
  • mjkish Level 1 (0 points)
    Same problem here... iPhone 4 running iOS 4.2GM, iTunes 10.1 and iPhoto 9.0.1.

    Everything else on my iPhone syncs fine... music, podcasts, books, etc... but no matter what I do, I can't seem to get photos from iPhoto to sync with my iPhone. I've tried "unsyncing", then syncing, but to no avail... deleting the iPod Cache folder from inside iPhoto itself, syncing different events and/or albums... nothing. Deleted iPhoto plist file from inside iPhoto and inside /user/preferences folder.

    Anyone have a solution?
  • peasant Level 1 (0 points)
    I was trying to do the same, photos would not sync but music was. I went back to music deselected sync, went back to photos, now I have my photo's on my phone. I have to re load my music though.
  • One slippery dog Level 1 (45 points)
    Have you tried to deselect sync photos within itunes and apply then go back and select sync photos and apply? this generally works.
  • mjkish Level 1 (0 points)
    I did try to deselect "sync photos", sync the iPhone, and then select "sync photos" and try again, but that did nothing...

    BUT... what did work was I cleared out some music on my iPhone and the photos were there. It's really strange, I had about 400mb free on my iPhone, and the photos were only about, maybe 100mb tops... but I cleared out another 200mb or so worth of music, and then when I sync'd, my photos were there.

    Very strange. There was more than enough room for the photos to be transferred on and still have room left over, but it seems as though it thought that it needed more room. Odd.
  • hyphykid100 Level 1 (10 points)
    you cant take photos out of the phone directly from iTunes you must open iPhoto to do that and it will show up like a camera and you can port the photos of that way.
  • mjkish Level 1 (0 points)
    +"you cant take photos out of the phone directly from iTunes you must open iPhoto to do that and it will show up like a camera and you can port the photos of that way."+

    While I appreciate the advice, my problem revolved around getting photos ONTO my iPhone, not OFF of my iPhone. Thanks, though
  • Sushibox Level 1 (0 points)
    This happens to me all the time, and it drives me crazy. It seems like the phone is prioritizing what it thinks you need to have on your phone. If you hook into iTunes and begin to sync, it will actually remove iPhoto galleries to make room for new material that you want to sync in.

    I have this problem with apps. Before, my phone would get full and I would receive a message warning me that certain apps could not be installed due to lack of space. Now, the phone will begin to remove iPhoto galleries to make extra room, however I would rather have the option to retain the galleries on my device and be warned that I need to remove other apps to make space.

    I've yet to find a way to concrete iPhoto galleries into the phone, and while the actual local-to-device photo reel won't get removed, it's very bothersome that these days almost every time I sync the phone decides that my pictures are less important than the apps. If anything, there needs to be a priority list setting where you can always tell iTunes and your iDevice what takes priority over what.

    I really wish there was someone out there that knew how to resolve this.
  • PixelRogue Level 1 (0 points)
    Same issues - not able to load a few pictures from iPhoto to iPhone. I can load from iPhone to iPhoto however.
    • Tried importing album
    • Tried exporting to folder and then importing images from folder
    • Tried last import options...

    You name it... synch seems to work but images will not show up on the iPhone.
  • Sara Schnorr Level 1 (5 points)
    I have a variation of the problems discussed here. Since upgrading to iOS 4.1, whenever my iPhone starts to sync my new pictures on iPhoto, after optimizing about 29 or 30 new photos, my MacBook Pro ignominiously shuts down!
  • mnau Level 1 (0 points)
    having the same problem here with syncing pictures from MacBook Pro to my iPad. Other areas seem to sync fine and then once several photos have "optimized" during the sync, my MacBook shuts down. Note, just prior to shutdown, i notice the fan increases speed. Processing the task seems to put a load on the cpu. never happened before. only change is that i have added some new pictures for the first time after updating to iTunes 10.1 (54)
  • jascal Level 1 (5 points)
    Same problem here, iPhoto not syncing, tried everything every which way, no go, i'm a shutterbug so this really stinks, c'mon power users, throw us a bone and give us a fix. PS- restoring to 4.2 did not help.
  • NYC_Joe Level 1 (0 points)
    I just had the problem and upon reading this post, I did some cleanup and deleted some apps that I don't use anymore. I freed up about 0.25 GB of memory (according to the bar on the bottom of the sync screen). And what you've said is true: it does prioritize apps over photos. After trying for the last half hour, I finally got in my photos from my Mac to my iPhone.

    So my suggestion, free up some memory, first apps, then music and videos. When it does work, the status bar when syncing should say "Copying X of Y photos" or something along the lines of that.

  • slaureto Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry just wanted to make sure everyone noticed that. I had the same problem, noticed i had .5 GB of free space left on my phone, deleted a couple movies, apps, music then resynced and was good to go.
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