iCloud photos not showing where they should be, on PC, Mac, in iCloud Photo Library, Photo Stream, or iCloud backup? Here are complete guide for all issues.
iCloud is a great place to save iPhone/iPad photos. You can put them in iCloud Photo Library or Photo Stream for sharing with multiple devices and more people. If your iCloud Photos enabled, all your photos and videos securely stored in iCloud, and up to date on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple TV, and iCloud.com. And you can restore photos from iCloud for iPhone/iPad photos disappearing due to various factors.
However, there are some situations, where iCloud photos are not showing when you go to get them. It could happen in various situations, not showing up on PC or Mac, or not showing in iCloud Photo Library or My Photo Stream, or even in iCloud.com. So in this tutorial, we mainly focus on iCloud photos not showing up issue and list possible solutions.
Firstly, if your iCloud not showing all photos in any one of places, like a computer or library, here we recommend a powerful application to help you easily access all iCloud photos in a few clicks. And you will never be afraid of iCloud photos now showing issue again. And it’s AnyTrans. With it, you can fix iCloud photos not showing anywhere with ease.
As the best iOS data manager, AnyTrans enables you to easily access and view every single photo in your iCloud account. Besides, you also have options to manage your iCloud photos. You can download them to your PC/Mac, or add pictures from your computer to iCloud, or move iCloud photos to another iCloud, or delete some that you dislike.
Why not download AnyTrans now, and follow the steps below to make your all iCloud photos up showing in front of you?
Step 1. Run AnyTrans on your PC/Mac > Click on iCloud Manager tab > Sign in with your iCloud account (Apple ID).
Step 2. Click Photos on the managing content by category page.
Step 3. Then all photos in iCloud will be showing. Now you can add photos from computer to iCloud, delete some, download content to computer, or merge with another iCloud account.
Apple provides Windows computer users an iCloud application to upload photos on computer to iCloud, and download iCloud photos to PC. While sometimes, when you plan to view the iCloud photos on your PC, you cannot find them in the downloading folder. Why? The first reason could be you did not check the iCloud Photo Library (here we take Windows as an example):
Step 1. Open iCloud for Windows > Next to Photos, click Options.
Step 2. Select iCloud Photo Library > Click Done, then click Apply.
If you have checked the iCloud Photo Library option, and iCloud photos still now showing, then the reason could be your iCloud photos are saved long time ago. iCloud on Windows downloads your photos from iCloud only when there comes in new photos and videos in iCloud Photo Library. It means that if you install the iCloud on your PC, while have not taken new photos on your iPhone iPad and sync to iCloud Photo Library, there is no order for iCloud to download photos.
Another reason could be using different Apple IDs. So you need to make sure that you’re signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID on all of your devices (Windows PC/Mac, and iPhone) that you want to use with iCloud Photos.
This is kind of common. If you have encountered this problem, the first thing you need to know is that iCloud Photo Library could be a very long journey, considering iCloud syncing speed. If you have hundreds, or thousands of photos on your iPhone iPad to sync to iCloud Photo Library, you need to have patience. You can go to iCloud Photo Library option in Settings to check how many photos have been uploaded to iCloud:
Besides, iCloud Photo Library uploads your photos, only when your iPhone/iPad is connected with Wi-Fi. Under cellular data, there is no syncing.
If you cannot find your photos in My Photo Stream, it is because iCloud has removed them. My Photo Stream only saves 1000 pictures in the latest 30 days. So if there are more than 1000 pictures or some photos are older than 30 days, they will not be saved. Secondly, My Photo Stream also requires a Wi-Fi connection. So if there is no Wi-Fi, there would be no syncing, either.
For more methods related to My Photo Stream not working, you can also refer to this guide of ours: How to Fix My Photo Stream Not Showing >
From the content above, you can clearly notice that AnyTrans is able to help you with all kinds of iCloud photos now showing issues, much more easily than the other methods. So why not give it a try now? If you have any questions about AnyTrans, you can contact us via email, and we will answer you as soon as possible.
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