Today, I discovered that the My Cloud app has another major problem with iOS devices’ Auto-Lock feature. Over a year and a half ago, I reported to WD that the app had an issue playing music tracks caused by My Cloud app failing to continue playing track when the Auto-Lock feature kicks on, (and it is still not fixed).
Today, when I began to back up our iPhone and iPad Camera Rolls to our DL2100 NAS, I discovered another issue, and it, too, relates to the iOS Auto-Lock feature. In this case, within a minute or so after I began uploading the 2,148 Camera Roll files of my wife’s iPhone. The task appeared to stop, and it had. I checked the NAS and it had received only 64 files from phone. I saw the screen on iPhone was dark. I immediately suspected Auto-Lock issue. I saw my wife had it set it to I minute on her phone. Since this was going to be a major data dump, I changed the Auto-Lock time to Never, started the upload again, and it completed the task completely and quickly through our gigabit network. ALL contents of Camera Roll were now copied to the NAS.
I am appalled that WD has not yet fixed the Auto-Lock problem; especially since I have previously mentioned it in this forum and a moderator said he would forward the info to WD. In addition, I have called WD support and spoken to a Level 2 person, who had his manager contact me and promise to have it fixed for the earlier music problem I reported. Nothing is fixed, and now I find the same issue is also with uploads of Camera Roll.
I also want to say I play music from my WD devices with apps other than My Cloud app, and they do just fine. I also have uploaded our iOS devices Camera Rolls to our Pogoplug Cloud service in big data dumps, too, and they do fine as well. The ONLY app I have that cannot negotiate the Auto-Lock feature.is My Cloud.
I hope a moderator sees this post too, and sends me a PM letting me know what he/she has done to help this along to finally be fixed. This problem when fixed will reduce the number of complaints about WD equipment failures when it is the darn app causing a lot of the strange problems.