Good evening everyone!
If you have an iPhone or iPad, you’ve probably updated to iOS 4.3 yesterday or today. I really like iOS 4.3 and I find it very snappy compared to iOS 4.2.1. I also notice that I’m getting better reception on AT&T’s 10.0 carrier file as well!
Anyway, after updating to iOS 4.3, I noticed that my photos didn’t sync. I got an error telling me that my iPhone didn’t have enough free space. I had 4 GB of photos on my phone. I had 6 GB available. Now I’m thinking, “What the heck?!”
I did some research and nothing really turned up throughout the course of the day. So I decided to just experiment and try to fix it.
After poking around in iPhoto and iTunes, I finally found my solution. It’s very tedious, but it worked for me.
I opened up iTunes and unchecked everything under the photos tab under my iPhone and then synced my phone. A message popped up and asked me if I wanted to delete the photos from my phone. I said yes. At this point, I also deleted ALL my music off my iPhone as well. At this point, the only items left on my phone were all my apps.
I opened up iPhoto and created a new empty album. I moved 3,000 pictures from the “old” album to the new one. I then plugged in my iPhone and synced it with iTunes. I went into the photo tab and turned on sync photos and then selected the new album to sync that contained the 3,000 pictures. As soon as I clicked it, it told me that it would take up 7 GB of space on my phone! So 3,000 pics = ~7 GB usage of iPhone space!
I then synced it. It went through the optimization first followed by copying the pictures to my phone. As soon as both of those were done, the Photo size decreased from taking up 7 GB on my iPhone to 1.18 GB. Now this makes more sense to me.
I repeated the above step; moving 3,000 pics per sync, and finally after 4 syncs, I had all the pics back on the phone.
I then opened up iPhoto and deleted the old album and I changed the name of the new album back to the name of the old album. iTunes recognized this and automatically applied the changes.
Now I just had to re-add all my music, books, etc and I was back in business.
This is a very tedious process, but if you want to carry a lot of pics with you from one or more albums, then this is the best solution I thought up.
I hope, if anyone has this problem, that everyone finds this useful.
Thanks everyone and goodnight!