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Why aren’t my pics showing on iPad app?

Discussion in 'Apple Hardware' started by moggsy, Jun 26, 2020.

  1. moggsy

    Gangster

    Joined: Dec 11, 2006

    Posts: 220

    Hi...Just got my 1st ipad. I've downloaded some wallpapers from my Google Drive. They're showing in Files>On My iPad....but not in the Photos app....I thought iOS was foolproof, but they’re not ‘moggsy’ proof
     
  2. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 12,805

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    This is a little bit of the clunkiness of the nascent file system in iPadOS. If you open the photo in Files, and select Save, it will appear in the Camera Roll and Photos.
     
  3. moggsy

    Gangster

    Joined: Dec 11, 2006

    Posts: 220

    Thanks for the reply. I had already opened the pic(s) but didn’t ‘Save’ them! I’ve got a couple of hundred wallpapers...surely that hasn’t got to be done with ALL of them! I tried ‘Select All’ & Save again....but only 2 more actually showed up in the photos app afterwards.
     
  4. moggsy

    Gangster

    Joined: Dec 11, 2006

    Posts: 220

    I'll do a follow-up to my last post....

    Seems the problem was being caused by Google Photos. After adding a few more pics (& still not showing up in Photos...) I checked to see if they were there in the google app. There was a thumbnail of ONE of the pics with a spinning icon as if it was busy...it never altered/updated!

    I restarted the tablet again and some appeared in Photos (but not ALL of the ones I’d selected). I went into the Google app and disabled sync, selected a load more from the Files app, and then they all appeared

    I’ve left off sync in Google Photos for now and will turn on manually to refresh with any new pics I’ve taken on my Android phone....