Where are photo attachments saved on iOS devices?

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12-31-2021 02:26 PM
josh_is_fine
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I would like to access the photos I took in Field Maps. I took photos with my phone, but a few of the points they were attached to never synced correctly. I cannot find the photos in any device folders, even the camera roll. Where is the directory in which the photos are saved? How can I access the original photos?

Thanks!

iPhone SE
iOS: 15.1
Field Maps: 21.4.0 607

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RhettZufelt
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It appears as if it stores them as attachments in one of the offline geodatabases in the Field Maps folder.

Can follow this to copy the geodatabase(s) to your computer and access the attachments with Pro.

R_

 

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DougBrowning
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Same thing in 123 they are stored in the folder of the app.  What I do is install Google Photos and let it find all images on my tablet.  Then I can see them all in one spot.  Hope that helps

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josh_is_fine
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The only content I can see in the Field Maps folder is a JSON file. Google Photos only looks at the camera roll and albums, there is no option to have it search device folders. 

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RhettZufelt
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It appears as if it stores them as attachments in one of the offline geodatabases in the Field Maps folder.

Can follow this to copy the geodatabase(s) to your computer and access the attachments with Pro.

R_

 

josh_is_fine
New Contributor III

This looks like the best answer. I guess photos won't be stored in some staging folder or in DCIM like on Android. This is great info, I appreciate it!

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RhettZufelt
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In testing, I noticed there can be multiple geodatabases there.  One for the map layers (non editable), and TWO  for the editable dataset.  One of editable dataset geodatabases is the offline data that was transferred to your device, the "other" one is the add/dels/etc. that have not been synced yet.

So, if you don't see your new points/images, make sure to check the "other" geodatabase(s) in the folder.

 

R_

josh_is_fine
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Very nice! thanks!

 

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