How to Fix the Download Error on iPhone Videos

See the download error on iPhone videos when you are tying to download videos from iCloud Photo Library? Read the guide below to find solutions.

By Lydia Smith | Posted on: Oct. 24, 2018, Last Updated: Oct. 25, 2018
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I am having trouble when looking at videos and GIFs that are stored on my phone. An error message comes up, which says “Cannot Download Video – There was an error downloading this video from your iCloud Photo Library. Please try again later”. How can I fix this issue?

Recently, iCloud is unable to load storage info. If you see the similar error message “There was an error downloading this video from your iCloud Photo Library”, you’ve come to the right page. Here we collect some workable tips to help you fix the annoying download error on iPhone videos. Check right now:

How to Fix the Download Error on iPhone Videos

There are some tips for the download error on iPhone videos that you can have a try.

Tip 1. Check iPhone Storage Space

On your iPhone, head to Settings > Storage & iCloud Usage to check if the phone storage is full. If so, try some tips to free up space of your iPhone.

Tip 2. Check If Optimize iPhone Storage is on

On your iPhone, go to Settings > your account > iCloud > Photos to check if you have enabled the “Optimize iPhone Storage” option within iCloud Photo Library. In that case, when your iPhone is low on space, the full-resolution photos and videos will be automatically replaced by optimized ones. The originals are stored iCloud.

Fix the Download Error on iPhone Videos

Fix the Download Error on iPhone Videos

To download the videos, you need to make sure that your iPhone has enough storage space and you’re connecting to a stable Wi-Fi or a cellular network.

Tip 3. Turn on Photos in Cellular Settings

On your iPhone, navigate to Settings > Cellular and switch on the option for Photos.

Fix the Download Error on iPhone Videos

Fix the Download Error on iPhone Videos

Tip 4. Sign out/in iCloud on iPhone

If none of the above methods works, you can try to sign out of your iCloud account, and then sign in again.

Tip 5. Alternative Way to Download Videos from iCloud Photo Library

If the download error on iPhone videos remains, then AnyTrans for iOS is a reliable alternative that enables you to download videos from iCloud Photo Libray. Below are the detailed steps:

Step 1 Get AnyTrans downloaded and launch it on computer. Plug in your iPhone via USB cable.

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Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 2 Unfold the Device Manager option, and you will see the interface below. Then, please choose iCloud Manager option.

Download Videos from iCloud Photo Library

Download Videos from iCloud Photo Library

Step 3 Log in your iCloud account. Scroll down to the category management page and click on “Photo Video” option.

Download Videos from iCloud Photo Libray

Download Videos from iCloud Photo Libray

Step 4 Choose the photo video you want to download and hit the cloud-shaped “To Computer” button.

Download Videos from iCloud Photo Libray

Download Videos from iCloud Photo Libray

The Bottom Line

Hope the given solutions for the download error on iPhone videos work for you. If you find any other useful tricks, please share with us in the comments section below.

Lydia Smith

Member of iMobie team, an optimistic Apple user, willing to share solutions about iOS related problems.