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Home > Tips > 4 Ways to Solve iPhone Photos Not Syncing to iCloud

4 Ways to Solve iPhone Photos Not Syncing to iCloud

Are you suffering from the issue iPhone photos not syncing to iCloud? This article offers you 4 quick fixes to solve this issue with ease.

Updated Apr 16,2018 | by Shannon

Recently, one of the most complained problems is that photos not syncing to iCloud Photo Library. If you ever met this issue, this article provides you the most practical solution to quickly fix iPhone photos not syncing to iCloud.

iCloud is a great tool to sync the files on your iOS devices and keep them safe. With iCloud Photo Library turned on, your entire library is automatically uploaded to iCloud and you can access the photos and videos from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple TV, on, and even your Windows PC. 

When you're connected to the Internet, Wi-Fi, or a cellular network, you can upload and edit the files in real time. So you can always see the latest ones on your devices anytime and anywhere.

1. Make Sure You Have Enough iCloud Storage

When you set up iCloud, you are only provided with 5GB storage for free. After turning on iCloud Photo Library, you may quickly run out of the storage. If you run out of iCloud storage, the photos on your device won’t be backed up to iCloud. Therefore, when you encounter iPhone photos not syncing to iCloud, check the available iCloud storage at first.

·         If you're using iOS 10.3 or later, go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud. Tap iCloud Storage or Manage Storage.

·         If you’re using iOS 10.2 or earlier, go to Settings > iCloud > Storage.

If there is not enough free iCloud space, there are a few tricks to help you free up iCloud storage space.

2. Sign out and Sign in the iCloud Account Again

If you have enough free space in iCloud, try to sign out of your iCloud, restart your iPhone, sign back into iCloud, and then the photos on your phone should begin syncing.

3. Reset the Network Settings

iCloud updating needs Wi-Fi or stable Cellular network. If the photos are not syncing to iCloud, there might be something wrong with the network condition. You can take the following steps to reset iPhone network settings to solve the issue.

Go to Settings > General > Reset > tap Reset Network Settings. This reset will erase your saved Wi-Fi passwords, VPN settings on your iPhone.


4. Back up Photos with An iPhoto Photo Manager – IOTranfer

iPhone photos not syncing to iCloud?

IOTransfer is an ultimate iPhone/iPad photo manager software. It provides a 1-click solution to sync your photos, music, videos, contacts and more from iOS devices to PC. It is a good choice to back up your photos on PC instead of via iCloud.

Step 1: Free download IOTransfer and install it on your computer

Steps 2: Connect your iPhone to your PC

Launch IOTransfer after the installation, connect your iPhone to PC via a USB cable, and wait a while for the program to detect the iPhone. When a pop-up appears on your iPhone's display asking you whether or not to trust this computer, tap on Trust to proceed.


If your iPhone can't be detected even after a long time, you might as well disconnect it from PC and reconnect them again.

Step 3: Transfer photos to PC

If you want to sync all your Photos, Music, Videos, and Contacts to your PC, please one-click on the Transfer to PC button.


If you want to select the preferred photos, you are recommended to take the steps below.

Switch to MANAGE tab in the top toolbar on the interface, select the items you want to transfer, click the Export icon, and select the folder you want to save the transferred files in.


Bottom Line

Trying one or more of the methods above, you should be able to solve the problem iPhone photos not syncing to iCloud. Which method did you try to actually solve it? Do share your experience below in the comment section.

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