Photo Stream Try Out: The Good and the Not-So-Good

Bethesda Terrace Arcade was created in the 1860s as a part of Central Park’s main formal architectural feature.

I’ve only recently turned on the Photo Stream between my devices. I didn’t really see the need, since I was often syncing with a cable to my computer, and I’d move around my photos, then.

But I’m trying to cut the cord, and as both the iPhone and the iPad are now updatable without a computer connection, I’m attempting to change my old syncing habits.

And so yesterday I spent the day in New York. It was such a comfortable day (a wonderful relief within this blazing hot summer) and the perfect day for a city stroll.

While we walked, I took photos with my iPhone. But this time was different from other times. Before I left home, I enabled the Photo Stream on both my iPhone and on my iPad. (You can turn it on by going to Settings > Photos > Photo Stream OR Settings > iCloud > Photo Stream)

With Photo Stream set to “on”, I knew that all of the photos I took with my iPhone would magically appear on my iPad as soon as both devices were in a wireless environment.

The Falconer, Central Park

So, when I got home (a wireless environment) I eagerly went to my iPad to see if the photos were there.

They WERE!!! I was so delighted! (for about 10 minutes) It took about that long to realize that not ALL of the photos had transferred. Random ones simply didn’t copy to the iPad.

I tried a few possible fixes, with no luck. This a puzzle, and I’m determined to find out why. You’ll have to stay tuned to this blog for the answer.

In the meantime, I’m still generally happy with the experience.

There are a few other things to know about using Photo Stream, and I’ll be writing a post about that, before the end of the week.


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