4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 22, 2011 3:08 PM by HerrDrKarl
HerrDrKarl Level 1 Level 1
I synched my iPhoto library to my iPad the other day and all was fine - all Faces showed up on the Faces tab on the iPad in alphabetical order (by first name), same as in iPhoto 11 on my Mac.

Yesterday, I went through and identified about 1,000 more photos in iPhoto 11. Just synced to my iPad and while the deletions and updates happened ... the Faces collections are no longer in order on the iPad!

Instead of alphabetical by first name on the ipad, I have two alphabetical sequences: the iPad view begins with names starting with "Rich" through "Warren" and then has the names "Adrienne" through "Reva".

Seems like some kind of corruption? Anyone else see this? (I searched for "faces" in this forum and didn't find anything.)

I'm thinking that I should temporarily change my iTunes sync settings to NOT sync the iPhoto library to clear off the iPad and then turn sync on again?


8 core 2.8 Mac Pro Early 2008, Mac OS X (10.6.5), iPad 64g wifi/3g IOS 4.2
  • HerrDrKarl Level 1 Level 1
    Turning off photo syncing, resyncing (which deleted the photos from the iPad), and then turning on photo syncing again and copying all photos back to the iPad got Faces back in alphabetical order.

    I'll post again if it gets corrupt again.

    Still - has anyone else run across this issue and/or a faster (or iPad-only) solution?

  • Dave in Wisconsin Level 1 Level 1

    Count yourself lucky. I haven't been able to get Photos to sort Faces properly even after turning off photo sync, verifying all photos were deleted from the iPad, and resyncing all 3300+ photos. iPad starts with "Chris," runs up to "Yasmin," then has "Adrianna" through a different "Chris" to finish things off. This is with all the latest updates, iTunes and iPhoto on the Mac side, and iOS 4.3.2 on the iPad.


    I suppose it's harmless enough, but it is stupid and will look very foolish to anyone I show photos to. Sorting is pretty fundamental, and a gaffe like this does not inspire confidence.



  • spudz64 Level 1 Level 1

    Karl, has your issue ever come back? I have had the same issue for months now, on both my iPad 2 and iPhone 4, and sometimes its A-Z but mostly its not. Seems to start at "Debbie" alot and then go Z to back to A downward. Currently its now starting with U's for me, very odd!! I will try your remendy and see if it stops it for me. thanks

  • HerrDrKarl Level 1 Level 1

    Hi spudz,


    Time lapse - did not see your post until now.  But, no, this issue has not come back.  Knock on wood.