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  • DisplacedBedouin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for posting this. I'm in the process of restoring my phone's photos after doing an upgrade. The big issue as I can see it for my circumstance? The idiot at Verizon skipped all of the sign-in authentications. I did the reset and restore from iCloud and everything seems to be transferring now.

     

    Thanks!

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (76,930 points)

    DisplacedBedouin wrote:

     

    Thank you for posting this. I'm in the process of restoring my phone's photos after doing an upgrade. The big issue as I can see it for my circumstance? The idiot at Verizon skipped all of the sign-in authentications. I did the reset and restore from iCloud and everything seems to be transferring now.

     

    Thanks!

    You sould regularly sync yoru photos form yoru iPhone camera roll to yoru comnptuer adn delete them form teh camera roll.

     

    -> iOS: Import personal photos and videos from iOS devices to your computer

     

    You can then sync back to teh iPhone only the photos you want using iTunes.

    -> iTunes: Syncing photos

  • sfkitain Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you so much for your instructions. It worked.

  • ans_chandra Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you so much. This is the only way it worked. Its really sad that iCloud integration is that brittle.

  • Rachel1879 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I couldn't get this to work! I followed your steps but I only got the past two weeks of photos downloaded! It doesn't even say "downloading" as soon as my restore finished I went to the photos and there were only 24 pictures there.

  • jrjustchill Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    how do i know when its done restoring?

  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (62,525 points)

    Go to Settings>iCloud>Storage & Backup and scroll to the bottom.  If it says "Stop Restoring ..." it's still restoring the backup.

  • ronifrommoshav Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi All,

     

    After few hours of frustration and not believing Apple didn't think of a reasonable way to recover your backup on Icloud

     

    I FOUD A GOOD SOLUTION !

     

    http://www.recovery-transfer.com/about/iPhone-iPad-iPod-Recovery-for-Mac.html

     

    Great tool, can log into your Icloud account and restore everything!

     

    Works both on Mac and PC

     

    Somebody is doing business out of big boy nonsense.

     

    Good luck

  • Hobbiestra Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Restore the backup of your 4s to your 5s.  That will included camera roll photos and videos, apps and app data, text messages, settings, etc.

     

    Photo stream photos only remain in iCloud for 30 days.  When you reconnect to photo stream you will only get back photos from the last 30 days as older ones are no longer in iCloud.  Also, photo stream photos are not backed up (only camera roll photos).

     

    Photo stream photos aren't on icloud.com.  If you want to view them on your computer you have to sign into your iCloud account and enable photo stream.  If you haven't set up iCloud on your computer, this explains how: http://www.apple.com/icloud/setup/.

  • Meridyn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks ezjules! Worked perfectly. I had backed up all of my photos on my macbook before upgrading from 4s to 5s, even though I have iCloud storage/backup. I was still bummed over what I thought was missing photos on my iCloud storage, though. But your solution worked. I ended up restarting my phone, but after that, I plugged it in to the wall, opened camera roll, and left it alone. All of my pics came back.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (76,930 points)

    Meridyn wrote:

    Thanks ezjules! Worked perfectly. I had backed up all of my photos on my macbook before upgrading from 4s to 5s, even though I have iCloud storage/backup.

    You sould regularly sync your photos from your iPhone camera roll to your computer and delete them from the Camera Roll. Don’t leave them in the Camera Roll

    -> iOS: Import personal photos and videos from iOS devices to your computer

     

    You can then sync back to the iPhone the photos you want, using iTunes.

    -> iTunes: Syncing photos

  • erickbrook Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think you can use iPhone Data Recovery, which is designed to recover data. The following steps will teach you how to retrieve photos from iCloud.

     

    Step 1. Download the iPhone Data Recovery on your computer and install it first.

    Step 2. Choose iCloud Backup File and sign in your iCloud Account.

    Step 3. Enter the program and choose any of them you want to get back and click the "Download" button. After downloaded the files, click the same button to start extracting.

    Step 4. Click "Camera Roll" on the left side of the window, and then preview the record. Choose what you want to recover. You will get back deleted photos after clicking "Recover".

     

    You'll be excited to find retrieve photos in such a easy way!

  • dromiliy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Waleederkul wrote:

     

    I only restored my backup from iCloud and then I spotted the most annoying glitch by the photos not being able to be retrived from iCloud and it was all gray. I went to camera roll, and everything was gray. I decided it to load all night, and woke up to check its status. It was still gray, so then I restarted my celluar device and went to Photos again and I had the same problem again. So I hit one of the grey pictures, and let it hold there for a few minutes and it automatically started to stream my photos back so I continued doing the same thing and it finally retrieve photos from iCloud. Hope it helps some of you.

    Your experience is the same as mine. I have recovered all my deleted photos from iCloud with iPhone Data Recovery. You can have a try too.

  • jennicgin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That method worked!! thanks!!

  • gOgOMonter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    if anybody still wants to know,

     

    i ran into the same problem as you guys, (i noticed people gave 1000 answers and they were all wrong), i went into settings>iCloud>photos and noticed that iCloud photo library(beta) setting was toggled off(running IOS8.1.2 on iphone6). i turned the toggle on and there it said it, it was like music to my ears (in this case eyes) "uploading 366 pictures(from my old iPhone 5) into my new iPhone. Nice. good luck guys.

     

     

    P.s. notice under iCloud photo library (Beta) it says

       [Automatically upload and store your entire library in iCloud to access photos and videos from all your devices.] Pay mind to that if you are a private person. Go back and delete your pictures that are going to also be in your home Mac, macbook, iPad, iPod(if they share the same iCloud username.

     

    BTW:This is a very long process, be patient.

     

     

    OliTech.

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