How Long Does It Take to Upload 20,000 Photos to iCloud?

Does anybody know how long it will take to upload 20,000 photos? I want to trade in my iPhone 7, which I've had for years. It has about 20,000 photos on it, and I want to upload all of them to iCloud so that I won't lose them even after I change my mobile phone.

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Myra· Answered on May 27, 2024

The time it takes to upload 20,000 photos to iCloud can vary depending on a number of factors, including the size of the images, your internet connection speed, and the current load on Apple's iCloud servers.

As a rough estimate, if each photo is around 4 MB in size and you have a typical home broadband connection with an upload speed of around 10 Mbps, it would take approximately 5 hours to upload 20,000 photos to iCloud.

However, it's important to keep in mind that this is just an estimate, and the actual time may vary. According to users on Reddit and other forums, it takes from hours to days to upload all the 20,000 photos. Factors such as network congestion, server load, and your device's processing speed, which are beyond your control, can all impact the upload time. Understanding these factors, which we will delve into, can help you manage your expectations and plan your upload process more effectively.

To get a more accurate estimate, you can monitor the upload progress in your iCloud settings or use a third-party app that provides information on the upload status of your photos. By breaking up the upload process into smaller batches, a strategy you have full control over, you can make the task more manageable and potentially speed up the overall upload time, giving you hope for a quicker upload process.

If the process takes too long, there is another way to back up your photos on the old device instead of uploading them to iCloud. You can transfer photos from your iPhone to an external hard drive or USB stick with a USB cable. EaseUS MobiMover is the best helper, as it can migrate images and videos without losing quality. More importantly, it can transfer photos, videos, music, messages, contacts, etc, from iPhone to iPhone/Android if you want to upgrade your phone.

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