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How to use Icloud without wifi on a PC???

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Mikeb1221 Calculating status...
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Oct 27, 2011 12:10 AM

I read on apples website that you can use Icloud using ethernet but how?? I downloaded the Icloud control panel and enabled photostreaming on my iphone 4s and have Windows Vista service pack 2. I take pictures but no pictures appear in the folder on my PC. What am I missing or not doing right. I've searched high and low on but can't find any answers. Please help. THanks

iPhone 4S, iOS 5
  • mp3 Andrew Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Oct 27, 2011 4:03 AM (in response to Mikeb1221)



    I'm not on a Windows machine, so I don't know how much help I can be, but I can tell you that it doesn't matter whether your computer is using Wi-Fi or ethernet.  All that matters is that iCloud has access to the internet.  The iPhone does need to be connected to Wi-Fi for Photo Stream to sync though; it won't work on the cell network.


    Before we do any troubleshooting, follow the steps in this article to reset your Photo Stream, and see if it resolves the issue.


    It sounds like you've followed the correct setup process, but it doesn't hurt to check again.  Restart your computer and do a soft reset on your iPhone by holding down the power and home buttons until the Apple logo appears on the screen.  Once both have restarted, make sure that you only have one iCloud account set up on each device, and that they are both configured with the same account.  Ensure that Photo Stream is turned on for each device as well.  For the iPhone, check under both the "iCloud" and the "Photos" tab.  Next, click the "Options" button in iCloud Control Panel to make sure you have photos syncing to the correct folder.  If the pictures are still not syncing, try placing an image in the "Uploads" folder on your computer to see if it will sync to iCloud.  Also, be aware that Photo Stream will only sync pictures taken after it has been set up, so images you already had on your phone will not sync.


    Try to provide some more information, such as any troubleshooting steps you have taken so far.  Is anything else syncing between your computer and phone, such as calendars or bookmarks?  Did you follow an online tutorial to set this up, or did you figure it out as you went along?


    I hope this helps.  Let me know if any of these steps fix your issue.


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  • mp3 Andrew Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Oct 27, 2011 3:50 PM (in response to Mikeb1221)

    You can still use Photo Stream, but your photos won't sync until you connect your iPhone to a Wi-Fi network somewhere (work, school, coffee shop).


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