For When Your iPhone Doesn’t Sync With iPhoto Anymore

A really annoying bug with my iPhone is that oftentimes it won’t show up as a camera device when I dock it with my Mac Pro. This means that iPhoto cannot pull images off the iPhone. I’m not the only one who’s suffered from this bug, but I’m not sure how wide spread it is. For my own future reference, and to help others, here is a list of things I’ve done to fix this problem in the past:

  • Open iSync, click Preferences, then click Reset Sync History
  • Under the home directory, in Library/Preferences, delete the com.apple.iPhoto.plist and com.apple.ImageCaptureApp.plist files, if they exist
  • Using the Disk Utility, repair disk permissions (I don’t recall this directly ever solving my problem, but others have reported that it works for them)

Hopefully Apple will fix this soon.

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Comments

  1. Hi Mark,
    Thank you for your tips in
    ” For When Your iPhone Doesn’t Sync With iPhoto Anymore”, after searching for a solution for over an hour it was your tip that worked!
    I did not apply “Using the Disk Utility, repair disk permissions (I don’t recall this directly ever solving my problem, but others have reported that it works for them)” as it was unclear to me which disk permission I should set, where that is and how the are supposed to be set.
    Anyway, bottom line, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
    Leon

  2. Thanks! Deleting the preferences worked like a charm!