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  • ekosonic Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Not being able to downgrade to IOS4 I hoped 5.0.1 would fix this error, but it doesn't. Waiting for 5.0.2.

  • Petr80 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't know, if I have the same problem as you have.


    All was fine when I imported photos from local drive (ie. drive in my MacBookPro). But when I imported photos to iTunes from network drive via AFP protocol (on Ubuntu server) then all photos are sorted wrong.

    I have this problem on my iPhone and iPad since iOS5. Therefore I must copy all new photos to desktop, import to iPad and then deleted from desktop :-(


    To all above - where you have your photos ? On local drive or on network as me ?


    (sorry for my poor English)

  • EvilHyperion Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Petr80.

    Interesting fact, which I can agree with. When I sync my iPad 2 from files on a network drive the all get scrumbled on my iPad. When they are on the local disk on the machine where iTunes is installed they are 99% fine (I only found one picture not in order). So the problem does not seem to be only iOS5 related. Most likely it's the new async way of synchronizing iTunes with the iOS which scrambled things up...

    Does have anybody more experience with this? Is there anybody who also has the random sorting problem with pictures on the local drive?



  • markus238 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Petr80,


    good point. I too have this problem since IOS5. My files are on a Samba-Share on a QNAP-NAS. This was no problem under IOS4. Now the sort-order seems to be completly random. I use symbolic links to point to the folders I want to sync.


    I wondered why there were not much more complaints about this issue - if this is limited to people storing their files on network share this could be a explanation.


    So to me this makes it a bug - the sort order should not be affected by the storage location. It worked under IOS4.



  • chx84 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the random sorting problem with pictures on my local drive (Windows 7).

  • tmronin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    same here with local files (mac OSX).


    thanks apple for making me buy a 3rd party app to be able to use my ipad for the use that i purchased it for in the first place.  Displaying images and showing clients my work.


    i had to buy Photo Manager Pro ( which allows custom sorting and everything else that IOS4 had built in.



  • frankfromhove Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    A good workaround is using the FileBrowser App.

    While its main function is accessing files on remote computers, it has got a very nice Photo Library function.

    This allows sorting and viewing pictures in a folder ordered alphabetically and 4 other sorts. Problem solved.


    It also can show the name of a (photo) file.


    If not so much annoyance for all of us, it would be funny that a secondary function of an app outperforms the native iOS5 Photo Viewer.

  • Pedro Bernardo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey everybody. I also had a problem with my iPad photo library and ios 5.

    But now I fixed and it is working great. Here is the answer:



  • Orthonormal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Deleting the iPad photo cache does not solve the problem in the Windows version.

  • alba63 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Wel, I got 2 of those 3rd party apps, they both allow different sorting types, alphabetical, date of photo taken etc. Photo manager Pro allows alos simply dragging around of photos to the place you want it to have. Seems that everybody else seems to get it right, except Apple. The only thing that goes for the iOS photo app is its elegant Gui.


    It is long overdue that they leave it to the user how to sort photos and finally add that to this app.



  • Petr80 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Pedro Bernardo,

    your linked manual not working for me. I think that this solution is working only with photos saved on local drive (maybe directly in iPhoto library).



  • Zwockel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi i have a similar configuration: my Photos are stored on a thecus nas and access from iTunes is via SAMBA. I found out that the actual sort order of the photos equals the order the files are listet by the DIR-command in the directory respectivley. Unfortunately the DIRCMD Option /ON does not work as a workaround.


    I tried a lot differnent worarounds:

    - change the EXIF-dates

    - change the filenames

    - rewrite the whole folder

    ...nothing worked for me.


    So it seems to me, that iOS 5 ignores the EXIF-Tags, and ignores the Date and Times-settings of the files and it ignores the filenames.


    I would call this definetly a bug.


    And of course it is not possible to sort the Potos manually on the iPad in an extra folder.

  • alba63 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    So are there any new insights?

    I tried to rename photos in a folder after my custom sort, but after sync via iTunes they still have the same chaotic and wrong ordering.


    Where can one write to directly contact Apple about that problem?




  • Petr80 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    alba63: nothing changes. I have up to date iTunes and 5.0.1 firmware in my iPhone and iPad2 as well and I have still the same problem. All of my synced albums are sorted wrong.

  • ekosonic Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I switched to non-native FileBrowser. This app is not free but offers all flexibility on pictures and more. You easily connect to other computers around the house. Too bad that Apple is not fixing this bug. Maybe in a next IOS version?

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