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drop box couldn't load photos because apple iphone may be locked

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Dropbox couldn't import photos because Apple iPhone may be locked -- this comes up every time and I have not found a way around it.  I am stuck!  How can I set Dropbox and my iPhone so it automatically finds new photos and videos and imports them?  It used to do this but stopped.Device is locked.JPG

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Re: drop box couldn't load photos because apple iphone may be locked

Dropboxer

Hey there @Mivasair - sorry to hear about this. 

As you probably know, the message you are seeing is generated by Apple to keep your information safe meaning that your device needs to be told to “Trust" the computer you are plugging into before Dropbox will be able to read any information from that device.

Could you please try the steps that Apple recommends to make sure that your device is trusted by your computer? To do this: 

  • Plug your device into your computer
  • Your computer will report that your device is locked
  • On your mobile device, you should see a message that asks if you'd like to trust the computer that you are plugged into
  • Tap “Trust" on your mobile device. 

Many users have reported that it can take several attempts before the mobile device will fully register that you trust the computer, so you may need to try the steps above more than once.

If you do not see the “Trust” prompt on your mobile device, follow these additional steps:

  • Connect your device to the computer
  • Respond to the question you see on your computer to allow your device to access iTunes
  • You should now see the prompt on your device asking you if you would like to trust the computer. 

After your device registers that the computer is trusted, you should be able to use Dropbox to download your photos.

I hope this helps and please keep me posted on your findings!




Walter
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Re: drop box couldn't load photos because apple iphone may be locked

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Hi there

I have this issue and have carried out the solution (above) and the issue is not resolved.

I have an iphone 7 with IOS 12.1.3 (just updated and restarted).

I have a dell with itunes installed 12.9.3.3; dropbox preferences are set to import photos and videos to dropbox with dropbox 65.4.177 installed; windows 10 operating

This is what I've tried:

-restarting my laptop

-your suggestion above

-a different usb cable

-dropbox syncing paused and resumed

-resetting security settings on iphone and trusting this computer (again) 

Please help.  

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Re: drop box couldn't load photos because apple iphone may be locked

Dropboxer

Sorry to hear that @lcorteen - have you tried this several times as I mention in my original response? 

Many users have reported that it can take several attempts before the mobile device will fully register that you trust the computer, so you may need to try the steps above more than once.

Another thing you could try in this case is reinstalling our desktop app. 

While we're at it, do you happen to use our mobile app on your iPhone? 

Let me know what you find and we'll take it from there. 




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Re: drop box couldn't load photos because apple iphone may be locked

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Hi Walter

Yes tried multiple x multiple times

I don't have the app on my phone

Just reinstalled and tried again.  Same deal

Thanks for your help

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Re: drop box couldn't load photos because apple iphone may be locked

Dropboxer

Sorry to hear this persists; could you try an advanced re-install to attempt to fix this @lcorteen?

If that does not help let me know and I'll reach out via email to your Dropbox associated email address so we can work on this together. 

Thanks for your cooperation and patience so far!




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