Photo Stream Not Working on iPhone, How to Fix It?

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About 3 weeks ago my iPhone X stopped sending photos to my MacBook pro via photo stream, they are no longer appearing on my MacBook. Are there any simple guides on here to check that my settings are correct please?Thanks.”

My photo stream is one of the profusely used tools as it enables users to automatically upload their new photos and send them to all of the connected Apple devices which are signed to the same iCloud account.

Sometimes, you may not be able to see the ‘My photo stream’ disappears on the device and at times the photos you click are not visible on concurrent Apple devices. Here, in this article, we are going to list the different ways by which you can handle this issue in the right way.

Tip 1. Check battery power

Ideally, Apple developers themselves say that for photo stream to work seamlessly, you must have a battery percentage above 20%. So, always charge your phone and have a good solid Wi-Fi network running for the photo stream to work seamlessly.

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Tip 2. Enable My Photo Stream on iPhone/iPad

This is really important whenever you want to ensure that you can have your photos synced between multiple Apple devices. After you upgrade to iOS 11, some settings may change so we will manually take a look.

For iCloud, head to ‘Settings’ and then tap on ‘iCloud’. Now you need to scroll down and then tap on ‘My photo stream’ to turn it on.

Now in your phone, head to ‘Settings’ and then scroll down and tap on ‘Photos’. Now turn on ‘My photo stream’ if it has been closed.

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Tip 3. Close camera app

If the camera app is open, it is going to impact the way you use the photo stream sync. The concept behind working of photo stream is that when the camera app is close, the photos get synced to the photo stream and is then available on all devices.

So, after you are done clicking, make sure to exit the camera app and give the photo stream a few minutes before the sync is done.

Tip 4. Reconnect to Wi-Fi

If either of the devices seems to have an unstable Wi-Fi network, the photo stream may not work properly. So, you need to first turn off the Wi-Fi connection and then connect it back after 30 seconds. Here is how to do it.

Head to ‘Settings’ and then ‘Wi-Fi’. Now, from the list of available network, see the one you are connected to. Click on the ‘i’ icon beside it and then tap on ‘Forget this network’. Wait for some time.

Now go to ‘Settings’ and then ‘Wi-Fi’ again and choose either a different or the same network. When prompted for password, enter that and re-connect.

connect to wifi

Tip 5. Professional way to fix this bug with a reliable tool

If none of the steps above seem to be working, you need to find out the best way to fix this bug by using a reliable tool. It is iMyFone iOS System Recovery which sees to be one of the best software for this purpose. It is a smartly designed software that comes packed with excellent features. It can fix different kinds of iOS issues, such as Apple logo, recovery mode, black screen of death. It is also highly recommended by a great many experts and users.

It is worth mentioning that your data will not be erased if you fix the bug using the Standard mode of this program. All of the existed photos, videos, contacts, messages, and other data will not be affected after installing the latest version on your device.

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So, now that you know the key features, we will now see the different steps which should be followed to fix the iOS problems.

Step 1. Download iMyFone D-Back iOS system recovery tool on your system and make sure that your phone is connected to the same system. When the program is launched, you need to choose the standard mode.

choose standard mode

Step 2. When you click the start button, the program will prompt you to enter the device into either the DFU or the recovery mode.

In order to put your device to the DFU mode, you should press and hold the sleep/wake button along with the home button for almost 10 seconds. Keep holding the home button for 5 more seconds. If the device doesn’t enter the DFU mode, you can push it to the recovery mode.

put device into dfu mode

In order to put the phone to recovery mode, you have to press and hold the sleep/wake and home button simultaneously. Hold them until you see the “Connect to iTunes” displayed on the device.

put device into recovery mode

Step 3. When you have entered either of the mode, the program will automatically detect the latest firmware for your device. All you have to do is click on ’Download’

download firmware package

Step 4. When the new firmware has downloaded, click on ”start to fix” and this will solve the issues.

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So, by following these steps, you will be able to handle the different problems and it might help you get your photo stream up and ruining like normal. So, why not try the above steps and then resort to the professional tool if needed?