How to Fix iPhone My Photo Stream Not Showing

My Photo Stream not working or iCloud not showing on iPhone iPad or iPod touch? Just read this post to get the fixes, for iOS 10, iOS 11 and iOS 12.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Mar. 26, 2020

iCloud Photo Stream could be a wonderful tool for you to share your recently taken photos across your Apple devices, no matter iOS devices, Mac or Apple TV. But you may have got some Photo Stream problems such as the photos and videos won’t be synced to your iPad by using Photo Stream, or you couldn’t find My Photo Stream tap after opening iPhone Photos app and going to Albums. In these situations, what can we do to make Photo Stream work again? Below are some basic tips.

Fix Photo Stream Not Working

Fix Photo Stream Not Working

How to Fix My Photo Stream Not Showing after iOS Update

Some users reported that they couldn’t find My Photo Stream folder in the iPhone Photos app after iOS update. Thus they want to seek a way to solve the iCloud photos not showing on iPhone problem and get them back.

Actually, this problem can be easily fixed. As Apple says, once you turn on the iCloud Photo Library on your iOS device, My Photo Stream folder will disappear and photos in it will be transferred to All Photo Folder on your Photo app. And if you want to show My Photo Stream tab again, just go to Setting > iCloud > Photos to disable iCloud Photo Library.

How to Fix My Photo Stream Not Working on iPhone iPad iPod touch

There are so many factors may cause iCloud photos not showing on iPhone, such as low battery and bad Wi-Fi connection.

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1. Check My Photo Stream switch on your device.

If you want to share and sync photos between two iOS devices, you need to enable My Photo Stream on both of these devices by going to Setting > iCloud > Photos. And if you have turned on, you can also try to turn off and then turn on “My Photo Stream” to refresh the iCloud streaming.

2. Check battery power on your device.

If your device is below 20% battery power, My Photo Stream will be automatically disabled to save battery life. So keep your device have enough battery power to access Photo Stream.

3. Check your iPhone Wi-Fi connection.

You should make sure your Wi-Fi is on and connected to the Internet. Only when you have connected a stable Wi-Fi will iCloud start to upload photos to the My Photo Stream album.

4. Check whether you log in iCloud with the same Apple ID.

If you still find out My Photo Stream is not working, you need to check if your iOS devices are log in with the same Apple ID.

5. Check whether you turn off the Camera on your iPhone.

The syncing job will start after the camera is off. To use Photo Stream, you should turn off the Camera on your device.

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The Bottom Line

Welcome any idea about how to fix my Photo Stream not working problem. And you can also post your Photo Stream issues in the comment section below. In the end, if you want to share photos across your iOS devices in another way, you are suggested to download the free trial of AnyTrans, which is a new iMobie solution that you can use to transfer photos, videos, songs and other 20+ types of files between any two iOS devices.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.