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Photo Stream Not Working On iPhone


Photo Stream is one such feature that has made a huge difference on how you want to share photos within your device. When apps like Facebook and Instagram were topping the photo-sharing functions, Photo Stream was rolled out. By launching it, Apple made a huge statement. Now, photo sharing became very easy with other iOS devices through Photo Stream.

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At first, we did not know the popularity of Photo Stream. However, after receiving so many queries, we came to know that it has something unique to offer. On one hand, where people loved it, on the other, a few have had very bad experiences with it.

If you ask us, we would say it is a decent feature, not exceptional though! As we know, Apple users have to face such problems now and then, this could be one that is added to the list. In this article, we provide a complete guideline on how to fix Photo Stream Not Working on iPhone issue.

My Photo Stream Not Working issue on iPhone?

More often than not, photos that you want to add to a stream, don’t sync on your iOS device. Moreover, sometimes, Photo Stream goes off and does not recognize the photos. So, what’s the solution for it? Well, let’s look at some of the basic tips that you can apply to fix the issue.

  1. Turn On My Photo Stream on iPhone Under Settings, iCloud

This is one such factor that many users ignore on their iOS device. Make sure that the Photo Stream is enabled at iCloud and Settings. To do so, follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. For iCloud.Turn on Shared Photos Stream 

Step 1: Open Settings on your device
Step 2: Next, you need to click on Your Name, which is mentioned at the top of the list
Step 3: Tap on iCloud → Photos
Step 4: Enable it.
Step 5: Turn on Shared Photos Stream 

      2.  From Settings

Step 1: Navigate to the Settings
Step 2: Locate Photos and tap on it
Step 3: Enable My Photo Stream
Step 4: Next, toggle on Shared Album

   2. Ensure Enough Power on your iPhone

Many iPhone users still don’t understand the significance of the battery power. This is one of the reasons due to which My Photostream does not work on your iPhone. It is necessary to have enough battery power on the device to run My Photo Stream.

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If your iPhone has less than 20 % of battery, then My Photo Stream will remain disabled. Therefore, make sure that your device has enough power or else plug into the charger. There are a few more tips to save battery consumption. You can disable Siri, location service, and other visual effects to save power on your device.

3. Change Wi-Fi Connection/Check Wi-Fi Connection

 wifi check

An unstable Wi-Fi connection could be one of the reasons that My Photo Stream does not work properly on your iPhone. To solve this issue, turn off the Wifi for a couple of minutes, and establish a connection again. You can also change to the WiFi that has better connectivity with your iPhone.

 4. Disable Camera app on your iOS Device

Disable Camera app in iphone settings

It is necessary to disable the camera app if you want a proper working of My Photo Stream. If the Camera app is in active mode, you will have a tough time with the sync process of My Phone Stream.

The Photo Stream is designed to work in a manner that it would only remain active if you close the camera app. Your photos cannot get synced otherwise. Moreover, minimizing the Camera app also does not work, you need to disable Camera app completely.

 5. Ensure to Log in with Same Apple ID

apple id

Make sure that your iPhone and iCloud are logged in with the same Apple ID. This could be the same Apple ID which is used to share photos. You can check whether the Apple ID is the same or not from Settings on your device.

 6.  Restart/Reboot your iPhone

reboot iphone

Rebooting or restarting is the universal way to solve minor issues on the device. It is an old-school technique to remove a few technical glitches and bugs. Therefore, you can try it in the first place.

For iPhone 6 and previous version users: To restart the phone, press and hold down the Home button along with the Wake/Sleep button. Keep holding it until Apple Logo appears on the screen.

For iPhone 7 and 7 Plus users: To reboot the phone, you need to press the Home button and Volume Down button until you see the Apple logo on the screen.

 7. Read Only Permission

Make sure not to change the default folder for photo Stream in Windows. If you did,   then you will find yourself in trouble. However, you can solve the issue with a few simple steps mentioned below.

Step 1: First, right-click on the Photo Stream folder.

Step 2: Disable the read-only permission by unchecking the box.

Step 3: Now, tap on Apply.

Unfortunately, read-only permission can be frustrating if you are using windows. On the other side, since Apple uses an outsider service to change the content of your Photo stream, you must unchecked the read-only permission.

Final Thoughts

That’s all! The above listed tips would surely help you clear your doubts. Being an iPhone user, you must apply each tip until you get the Photo Stream working on your device. Moreover, if you have any other hack that can solve the issue, do let us know in the comment section. Besides, you would have received a suggestion that restoring the iPhone also helps solve the issue. However, we don’t suggest that option since a problem like Photo Stream Sync does not require a full restore of a device.

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