How to Fix Photos not Downloading from iCloud with Ease

Want to fix the issue of photos not downloading from iCloud? Read this article and you will get the solutions to fix iCloud photos not downloading.

By Bella Miller | Posted on: Jan. 02, 2018, Last Updated: Oct. 13, 2018
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For Apple users, our photos in iPhone and computer can be synced with iCloud service, and if we sync photos from computer or iDevice to iCloud, then we can view the photos from all iDevices and computers after logging the same iCloud account. But sometimes, the photos won’t download from iCloud due to unknown reasons. If you’ve found this trouble but do not know how to solve it, please keep reading, we will show you several common solutions to help you fix this issue that photos won’t download from iCloud.

Part 1. How to Fix iCloud Photos not Downloading to iDevice

1. Turn on iCloud Photo Library

Please check you have turned on iCloud Photo Library on your iOS device, so that you can sync the iCloud pictures to all your iDevices smoothly after logging in iCloud account, if it keeps on, you can turn off and then turn on it again.

2. Check Internet Connection

iCloud is a cloud server, and it works well in Internet connection, however we sync content to iCloud or download iCloud data, the Internet connection is indispensable, so please make sure your iOS device is connected to stable Internet connection.

3. Check Storage

If you are stuck in this trouble, you can check whether there is enough storage on your iDevice, you’d better clean some useless data to free up storage for downloading photos.

4. Log back in iCloud Account

You can sign out iCloud account and log in again later to check whether the issue will be fixed or not.

5.Restart Device

Actually, this solution is the simplest way and can apply to fixing almost all problems. So don’t forget to fix photos not downloading from iCloud by restarting your iOS device.

Part 2. How to Fix iCloud Photos not Downloading to Computer

1.Check Internet Connection

You need to log in iCloud.com and download photos to computer, so please keep your computer connected to stable Internet during the whole process.

2. Switch Another Browser

It seems that the issue of photos not downloading from iCloud only occurs in several browsers, like Google Chrome and IE, so you can try to visit iCloud.com with Apple Safari or Firefox and download iCloud pictures.

3. Restart Computer

You can restart your computer and try again, it likely will work.

4. Download iCloud Photos to Computer via AnyTrans for iOS

If the issue cannot be fixed with the solutions above, we advise you to use AnyTrans for iOS to download iCloud photos to computer.

AnyTrans for iOS is an amazing tool for managing iOS content, when it comes to manage iCloud photos, it is still a good helper for you.

1.It will list all the iCloud photos, and you can manage them directly;

2.It allows you to export photos from iCloud to computer, you can select multiple or all the pictures with 1-click, and then download them at once;

3.It helps you import photos to iCloud from computer and iDevice easily;

4. In addition, AnyTrans for iOS enables you to transfer the photos between different iCloud accounts.

Now give a shot to AnyTrans for iOS and download iCloud photos without efforts.

Step 1. Download, install and launch AnyTrans for iOS on your computer > Click iCloud Content icon > Sign in iCloud.

Fix Photos not Downloading from iCloud via AnyTrans for iOS - Step 1

Fix Photos not Downloading from iCloud via AnyTrans for iOS – Step 1

Step 2. Click > Click Photos.

Fix Photos not Downloading from iCloud via AnyTrans for iOS - Step 2

Fix Photos not Downloading from iCloud via AnyTrans for iOS – Step 2

Step 3. Select the photos you want to download > Click button.

How to Download iCloud Photos via AnyTrans for iOS - Step 3

How to Download iCloud Photos via AnyTrans for iOS – Step 3

The Bottom Line

With the above solutions, we believe you have fixed photos won’t download from iCloud. Besides, AnyTrans for iOS can also help you manage other iCloud content, like notes, contacts, calendars and more, please do not forget to give AnyTrans for iOS a try.

Bella Miller

A senior editor, an Apple fan at iMobie Inc.. I love both dancing and helping users to solve iOS & Android related issues by writing various types of tutorials.