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Dudeman last won the day on March 27 2017

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  1. Dudeman

    Help: Photo 'analysis' seems to be stuck

    @MacCast I am on a trip and a similar thing is happening to me on my iPhone. For no reason it says uploading all my photos to my icloud photo library on my iphone and it's stuck not moving for over a week now. It was updating fine and was up to date, but all of a sudden this happened for no apparent reason. I don't really want to turn off icloud photo library while I am away. I'll fix it when I get back in the states but it kinda sucks cause my photos will not download now and if I want to edit a photo it says it can't download it from icloud. I have it set to optimize. Icloud photo library is awesome, when it works I do have a backup of my photos on my mac as that is not set to optimize. I uploaded my new photos to amazon prime photos which is unlimited free. I actually pay for that. My videos can wait as the upload speed here is not good and I shot 4k video. I may just connect the cable to my mac and manually import it if it will let me do that with icloud photo library turned on.
  2. Dudeman

    Help: Photo 'analysis' seems to be stuck

    My photos app on the iPhone was just uploading 58 photos and now for some reason it says uploading 35,000 which is seems to be a few 1000 more than my library. I guess it's just doing a re-update maybe or refresh who knows. I doubt it's really uploading then again.
  3. Dudeman

    Help: Photo 'analysis' seems to be stuck

    @MacCastYeah, totally vague. We can only assume. Yeah, I think if it were me I would give it a go too, as I would think there must be something that needs to be fixed or changed because it's going so slow. I assume your upload speed is great since you do many Skype podcasts. Or you can wait a week or so and then do repair Library it needed. I guess might as well wait since it's almost done
  4. Dudeman

    Help: Photo 'analysis' seems to be stuck

    I also posted another reply above this one https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204967 perhaps this answers your question maybe If you repair a library that's automatically updated with iCloud Photo Library, the entire contents of the library will re-update with iCloud after the repair process completes. seems like this would be a good thing to do but hopefully will not take months If it appears to be stuck again the next day than a restart usually gets it started again maybe a repair isn't necessary but wouldn't hurt to do it and it will start a re-update, reindex, sync, compare whatever you want to call it and that may be why the issue happened because it didn't get a chance to do it perhaps because photos was quit and maybe the reupdate didn't finish although if you do this it's back to square 1 but maybe a necessary square I assume you turned off iCloud Photo Library before restoring the backup if not perhaps that is why it didn't properly start the Re-updating of iCloud which is when it appears that it's downloading everything I must admit when that happened to me I had a similar reaction as you and thought to myself really, really They need to improve iCloud Photo Library especially the issue when it's turned off and on again it thinks it needs way more space than it actually does and people are forced to upgrade storage and downgrade after
  5. Dudeman

    Help: Photo 'analysis' seems to be stuck

    My iPhone is set to optimize and mac download Everytime I get a new phone or turn off iCloud Photo Library it does what you said it appears to be downloading all again I assumed it was just comparing and syncing like you said so I let it go and it there was no issues after done I let it go all night long and I may have kept the screen dimmed but don't think that's necessary I think your assumption is correct. Yes I agree I wish we could get more verbose account of what a running process is doing I'm sure you have restarted you mac since this happened that fixed mine when it was stuck I'll bet that company that makes the software Photo Library manager forgot the name used to be called iphoto Library manager Maybe you can email them and ask if it's ok to do that Maybe you can tell them your issue and see if they can offer some advice I think they used to be a sponser
  6. Dudeman

    Help: Photo 'analysis' seems to be stuck

    Hi Adam i just woke up this morning and remembered what I did when iCloud Photo Library got stuck on my mac. Everytime it got stuck and I waited longer than I should, restarting the mac got it running again. I may have had to do this a few times also if this doesn't work you may consider running the repair on your library using the keyboard short cuts when opening photos https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21366?locale=en_US
  7. Dudeman

    Help: Photo 'analysis' seems to be stuck

    Haha ya I would think so
  8. Dudeman

    Help: Photo 'analysis' seems to be stuck

    Wow, yeah I know what you mean. Sometime ya just got to go back to the drawing board. the other day I cracked the screen and apple replaced it but they said it failed calibration and had to give me a new phone. I had to restore from backup and surprisingly fixed an ongoing issue I had where every time I did a Skype call I would have no sound on my phone until I restarted. The new phone fixed it. Everything is good except I get a popup message saying I need to login to iTunes Store account which is my friends. It pops up every 5 min. I have no idea which app it may be or maybe so I will just put in his pass after I can get him to give me 2 factor code. Yeah iCloud Photo Library needs work. I was listening to an episode of ACM with Jeff and Dave and he had an iCloud issue with an email address and his domain and he found out that apple didn't even have a system admin which was very surprising as he would have thought there would be a whole team devoted to that. I hope allison can help before you have to start over. Maybe that software can help. The one that can extract albums. Photo library manager.
  9. Dudeman

    Help: Photo 'analysis' seems to be stuck

    Perhaps Allison can help too. She has a lotta experience with this. She has a similar issue recently
  10. Dudeman

    Help: Photo 'analysis' seems to be stuck

    I think it does work in the background even if it's closed.
  11. Dudeman

    Help: Photo 'analysis' seems to be stuck

    I know the turning off iCloud photo library restarting the Mac and then turning it on May fix it but that's kind of a bold move because many times it requires you to upgrade your iCloud storage to a larger plan and then call Apple to get a refund after that because iCloud calculates when it starts up again like double what it actually needs. I don't need to remind you to do a back up first because you're the king Of Back ups
  12. Dudeman

    Help: Photo 'analysis' seems to be stuck

    Hmm there are many suggestions that I can give you but I would first try to ones that are less bold. Perhaps try this Had the exact same issue just now. Solution: Quit Photos app Open Activity Monitor (in Utilities Folder, just use Spotlight to find it) Search for "Photos" Select "Photos Agent" process, click the quit button at the upper left (looks like stop sign with an x in it) When pop up window opens, select "Force Quit" Launch Photos app