5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 21, 2012 5:07 PM by scottinJax
scottinJax Level 1 (0 points)

I have an iPhone 4s and for some reason it is no longer connecting to iPhoto. When I plug in to manually Sync it just sits there after I click import. Nothing happens. I have WiFi on (all my other apps like bookmarks, ical and notes sync) but not the pictures from the iPhone to iPhoto. HOWEVER, shared photo streams will show up on my phone, although it causes iPhoto to crash! Easy solution is to use image capture to import to the desktop (won't import into iPhoto either) then manually move them into iPhoto. Has anyone got any clue as to what is happening? At the end of the day it's just a distraction and more annoying than anything else.


It just doesn't work.

Mac Pro 8 Quad, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (137,895 points)

    As a Test:



    Hold down the option (or alt) key and launch iPhoto. From the resulting menu select 'Create Library'



    Import a few pics into this new, blank library. Is the Problem repeated there?

  • scottinJax Level 1 (0 points)

    Unfortunately that doesn't work. I wonder if I should just reinstall iPhoto?

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (137,895 points)

    Before that:


    Create a new account (systempreferences -> accounts or Users & Groups on 10.7 and 10.8), make a new Library in that account, import some shots  and see if the problem is repeated there. If it is, then a re-install of the app might be indicated. If it's not, then it's likely the app is okay and the problem is something in the main account.

  • scottinJax Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Terence,

    I took your advice and it turns out it had the same problem under a different user. So, I redownloaded the latest version of iPhoto from the app store, uninstalled the old version and reinstalled. Still have the same problem. Not sure what to do. I guess I will have to wait and hopefully Apple will have a fix. It's really frustrating, but not the end of the world, software problems are known to happen on all computers I suppose. Too bad there's not some super computer out there. Besides, I need to focus on my Photoshop work and not worry about why a non-essential program isn't working. Thanks for your advice.

  • scottinJax Level 1 (0 points)

    Still no solution in sight... the good news is at least there are A LOT of other people out there with similar problems. Maybe Apple will get a clue and resolve the issue.