Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2014 5:31 AM (in response to MtLion1)
At first I thought kurtkl was on something too. I unlocked my phone before taking pictures and saw that several pictures uploaded to my photo stream. But as I gathered more experience, I found that even using this method was inconsistent. MtLion1, I wonder now that some time has passed and you've taken more photos, are you seeing the same thing?
The problem with troubleshooting this bug is that the performance is inconsistent. I have tried using the camera with and without unlocking the phone, being on a wireless network and away from a wireless network, being in an area of good cell phone coverage, and no cell phone coverage. So far I have not seen a set of circumstances that consistently manifests the problem of not uploading photos to my photo stream.
According to Apple support article, http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3989 all new photos taken should upload after the photo app is closed and your device is on a wireless network. They also say that photos are only stored on their "my photo stream server" for 30 days, so be sure to take this into account with your expectations of what photo show up on your my photo stream. Once they are downloaded onto your device, they will be in your "my photo stream folder",on your device, even if they are over 30 days old. They say nothing of having to bypass the device lock screen.
I would summon up this way: Apple's implementation of "my photo stream" is buggy and inconsistent. It's also confusing a lot of people because of the nuanced differences between my photo stream, iCloud, and shared photo streams. They exacerbate this situation by providing incomplete and poor documentation on their support site.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2014 9:20 AM (in response to JBinMA)
My previous post seems to hold true although in the beginning I did see inconsistency in when photos moved to the stream and when they didn't. Therefore, I am not yet confident in saying that the locked screen is the culprit in all of this!
Regardless of the cause, it isn't working as it should. I totally agree with your summary, JBinMA.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2014 10:09 AM (in response to retiredmailwoman)
I have another quirk to throw into the mix- I took photos with my phone, and they showed up in photostream on my ipad, but not on photostream in iphoto on my imac. It has been a week and i have reset everything, and whtever I do, those particular photos (which i believe i took from the lock screen) do not show up. Other photos i took before and after do show up. Extremely frustrating and disapointing.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2014 7:29 AM (in response to retiredmailwoman)
I'm having issues with my photostream too. I made sure everything was updated to current iso etc. yet my photostream hasn't uploaded to my PC since Dec 8th 2013. It's as though even though they are in my photostream on my phone they're not getting either to the cloud or the PC. How can I check exactly what is on my cloud? If I go to the icloud folder on my PC is still just shows me the photos upto Dec 8th only.
Any ideas gratefully appreciated.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2014 9:37 AM (in response to retiredmailwoman)
I just found something on the icloud support which I thought I'd try, nothing to loose. I logged out of icloud on my pc control panel and then back in again, I currently have my photos uploading to my photostream It worked
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2014 3:12 PM (in response to kurtkl)
This solved it for me. iPhone 4s / iOS7.
Photos taken from Lock Screen would not sync.
Read kurtkl's suggestion.
It's simple to verify. Turn iPhone on, take piccie, wait 10 secs, viola - piccie appears on MacBook.
Thanks very much kurtkl.
After the hassle, I've now found the iPhone / iOS7 User Guide does in fact warn: "To share photos and videos, first unlock iPhone."MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mavericks (10.9.1)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2014 7:19 AM (in response to retiredmailwoman)
I spoke to soon with what I'd thought was a solution, I have 140 photos that my icloud has uploaded onto my pc yet over 300 on the actual phone photostream. I am baffled as it all used to work with no problem, I've had thousands upload in the past.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2014 9:15 AM (in response to retiredmailwoman)
I too have been trying to get to the bottom of what's going on here since it first started happening to me after going to iOS 7. Tried everything. Took 4 photos yesterday, #1 and #4 are nowhere in photostream but 2 & 3 are. #1 was taken from lock screen others weren't.
What with this, other issues with apple products and their inability to bring out anything innovative any more I'm seriously considering switching phones to something with a decent screen. I liked apple because things were all connected, but no longer, it's all a mish-mash, what with shared albums, photos in iCloud, photostream etc. they appear to have got lost.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2014 12:15 PM (in response to JBinMA)
I'm having the same issues with Photostream on my laptop. It will crash many times. I removed iCloud and reloaded, but now I have no Photostream. However, I am getting the shared folders...
I will continue reading the posts to see if a fix was found.iPhone 5s, iOS 7.0.4