If you’re unable to view Photo Stream Photos on your MacBook, Mac Mini or iMac You will find below the steps needed to resolve the issue that is causing the issue. Photo Stream not working on Mac.
Photo Stream Not Working on Mac
If Photo Stream isn’t functioning it won’t allow you to upload your photos directly from Your Mac onto Photo Stream, or browse Photos on any other device (iPhone, iPad) appearing on your Mac.
Another sign that Photo Stream not working on Mac is the demise or lack of the “My Photo Stream” Album within the Mac the Photos app.
1. Check WiFi Network
Photos can be transferred to My Photo Stream, only when your device is connected to a reliable wireless Network. So, you must confirm that your computer is connected to a WiFi Network and the signal strength is high.
2. Install Updates
Certain functions of Mac may temporarily cease to function or stop working due to an upcoming macOS update. To resolve this issue problem, simply click on Apple Logo in the upper-right corner of the menu bar, and then select System Preferences from the menu dropdown.
The next page, select the Software Update Icon and install Updates (if there are any).
3. Refresh Photo Stream
Open the Photos app, Click on Photos in the top menu bar, then select Preferences from the menu dropdown.
Next screen go to the iCloud tab, and then uncheck My Photos Stream option.
For 30 seconds, wait and Re-enable the Photo Stream feature on your device, by checking the My Photo Stream.
4. Restart Mac
Click on the Apple Logo in the upper-right menu bar, and then select Restart option from the menu drop down.
When your Mac restarts, you can check if your Photo Stream Album is now visible on your device and is showing the most recent uploaded photos.
5. You can enable Photo Stream on different devices
Photos taken on other devices can be displayed on Mac through Photo Stream only if the Photo Stream feature is enabled on your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV.
On iPad and iPhone: Go to Settings > iCloud > Photos. Then shift the toggle next Photo Stream to ON.
Apple TV: Go to Settings > Accounts > ICloud and toggle on My Photo Stream.
6. Check Apple ID
Click on the Apple Logo in top-menu bar and then select System Preferences from the menu dropdown. The next screen, you can glance at the Apple ID.
Be sure to use your identical Apple ID on other devices.
7. Logout of Apple ID
Sometimes, the issue is caused by the Apple ID not being recognised by iCloud. To fix this issue, select the Apple Logo in the top menu bar, and then select System Preferences from the menu drop down. The next screen will appear you will see Apple ID.
On the Apple ID screen scroll to the at the bottom and click”Sign Out.
Once you have gone, wait 30 seconds before logging again to Your Apple ID.
8. Disable Live Photos on Other Devices
You will not be able to view Photo Stream Photos from iPhone or iPad on your Mac when you shoot photos on these devices that have live photos enabled.
At the moment, My Photo Stream only supports JPEG, TIFF, PNG and RAW formats. So, any Photo or Video you take using Live Photos Mode isn’t able to get uploaded onto Photo Stream.
Open the Camera app on your iPhone, then select Live Photo Icon and tap on the off option.
If you ever take pictures or videos with your iPhone ensure that Live Photos has a strike mark.