I’ve had an iPhone for nearly a year now, and it’s been a wonderful device. I’ve been very happy with it. Some months back, I installed Dropbox so that I could keep some files in sync between my laptop and an office computer. This also worked great. Then it got even better when I found I could sync the photos on my iPhone to Dropbox. An auto-magic backup of my photos and videos!
Then it broke. I’m not sure exactly why, but the auto-play settings on one of my computers got all messed up. I’m pretty sure I know what program did it (it’s a media management program that has a simian inspired name). I tried many things to just get the auto-play camera upload to work again. I wound up uninstalling the media management program, thinking that uninstalling would set things back to normal. It didn’t.
So I just lived with it. But I knew that it should work. All the auto-play settings in Windows looked like they were supposed to. And Dropbox was at the latest version.
I looked into it again today, and found a post on a forum that suggested these steps:
- Have the iPhone connected to the computer
- Go into Device Manager/Portable Devices/iPhone
- Delete the phone (right click)
- Disconnect then reconnect the iPhone.
- Watch Windows install the device drivers for the iPhone
- It should now AutoPlay normally after reinstalling the device driver.
I still need to try this on my laptop where I have iTunes and sync my iPhone.
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