How to Fix Photos Not Uploading to iCloud

Summary

Want to fix iCloud not uploading photos but don't know how? Here in this post, we will tell you four ways to fix this issue.

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May. 24, 2017

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Q: Hey guys, I don't think iCloud Photo Library is uploading my photos. I have 347 photos on my iPhone and want to sync them to iCloud. However, A few hours passed, the phone still says it has 347 items to upload. What should I do? Any ideas?

A: The issue that Photos not uploading to iCloud is indeed annoying. If photos from iDevices can't be uploaded to iCloud, once lost, those photos are hard to retrieve without any backups. Here in this post, we summarized a few possible ways to help you fix photos not uploading photos. Please pick one of those solutions below catering to your needs.

Before start, please make sure you have connected your iDevice to a stable network. Unstable network may cause sudden stop of uploading.

Method 1. Reconnect iDevice to Network

Go to Settings on iDevice, click Wi-Fi, choose the network you are connecting, then tab Forget This Network. Connect iDevice to a network and try if photos are being uploaded to iCloud.

Method 2. Turn on iCloud Photo Library Again

Go to Settings > iCloud > Photos, then switch the button next to iCloud Photo Library to your left to disable iCloud Photo Library. Reboot your iDevice, then enable iCloud Photo Library again. Check if iCloud is uploading your photos.

Method 3. Restore iDevice from The Latest Backup

If the two methods above don't work for you, please try to restore your iDevice from the latest backup. After restoring, iCloud Photo Library should be able to upload photos on your iDevice.

Restore from Latest iTunes Backup:

Connect iDevice to your computer, then launch iTunes. Click Summary, select Restore from Backup.

Restore from Latest iCloud Backup:

Go to Settings on iDevice, tap General, click Reset and select Erase All Content and Settings. After the iDevice reboot itself, choose the latest iCloud backup to restore your iDevice.

Method 4. Uploading Photos to iCloud with An Alternative Tool

If either method above works for you, there is a third option - uploading photos to iCloud with an alternative tool instead of iCloud Photo Library. Normally, we can only sync photos from iPhone to iCloud server with iCloud auto-sync service. Now we have AnyTrans, it could help you upload photos from iDevice to iCloud by copying photos to computer then add them to iCloud. Here are merits when using AnyTrans to transfer photos from iDevice to iCloud.

1. AnyTrans could help you batch-transfer photos.

2. AnyTrans is effective. It would only take you a few seconds to transfer more than 100+ photos.

3. AnyTrans allows you to preview photos you want to transfer.

Below are detailed steps of how to upload photos from iDevice to iCloud.

How to Upload Photos from iDevice to iCloud with AnyTrans

Step 1. Download AnyTrans and connect your iDevice to computer. Click the tab on your right, then select Photos. Choose the album with photos you want to upload to iCloud.

Upload Photos to iCloud with AnyTrans - Step 1

Upload Photos to iCloud with AnyTrans - Step 1

Step 2. Select the photos you want to upload to iCloud, then click Download to PC/Mac button.

Upload Photos to iCloud with AnyTrans - Step 2

Upload Photos to iCloud with AnyTrans - Step 2

Step 3. Go back to the main page, click the iCloud tab then log in your iCloud account.

Upload Photos to iCloud with AnyTrans - Step 3

Upload Photos to iCloud with AnyTrans - Step 3

Step 4. Click the tab on your right again, choose iCloud Import. Select the file with your photos, then confirm. Your photos will be imported to iCloud in no second.

Upload Photos to iCloud with AnyTrans - Step 4

Upload Photos to iCloud with AnyTrans - Step 4

The Bottom Line

Here are four ways of fixing iCloud not uploading photos, if you have problems about this article, please don't hesitate leaving comments below or email us. In the end, AnyTrans could also help you transfer other kind of iOS data. Give AnyTrans a try and it will surprise you!

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