How to fix if ‘My Photo Stream’ is not working on your Macintosh / OSX including on your iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacMini, Mac Pro Computers

Here is the solution if your ‘My Photo Stream’ iCloud Apple Photos App feature is not working correctly.


  1. You have sign in your iCloud Account on Your Mac
  2. My Photo Stream is selected & Active inside your System Preferences > iCloud > Photos App Settings


  1. Quit the Photos App if it’s running
  2. Launch the Activity Monitor located in Applications > Utilities > Activity Monitor
  3. In Activity Monitor search for ‘photos’ in search toolbar in ‘CPU’ Tab
  4. Locate & Select ‘Photos Agent’ process & click ‘X’ at top left to quit that process
  5. On confirmation message click ‘Force Quit’ to end the process
  6. You can quit Activity Monitor
  7. Open Photos App again, Your My Photo Stream should be working as normal.


I hope this information helps,

Thanks & Regards
Mandar Apte

Mandar Apte

This website contains a design articles blog by Mandar Apte. He writes and shares his iOS development, graphic, web, & animation film design experience through articles. Mandar is Mumbai based multi-disciplinary designer with expertise in UI, UX, Logo, Symbol, and Brand Identity design. He is an alumnus of Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai. He currently runs his studio in the heart of the city of Mumbai.

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