Why Are My Photos Not Uploading to iCloud When I Have Enough Storage?

I have a lot of photos on my iPhone, and I want to upload them to iCloud so there will be more storage space on my device. But the photos stop uploading even when I check the iCloud space. Why is this happening?

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Myra· Answered on Apr 30, 2024

If your photos are not uploading to iCloud even though you have enough storage space available, there could be several reasons for this issue. Here are some troubleshooting steps you can try:

Check iCloud Photos Settings: Make sure that iCloud Photos is enabled on your device. Go to Settings > [Your Name] > iCloud > Photos and ensure that the "iCloud Photos" option is turned on.

Wi-Fi Connection: iCloud Photo Library uploads photos and videos when your device is connected to a Wi-Fi network. Make sure your device is connected to a stable Wi-Fi connection.

Charge Your iDevice: Your device needs to be connected to a power source. Ensure that your device is plugged in and charging.

Update iOS: Make sure your device is running the latest version of iOS. Software updates can sometimes resolve issues with iCloud syncing.

Restart your Device: Sometimes, restarting your device can help resolve syncing issues. Try restarting your device and check if the photos start uploading to iCloud.

Check Storage: Although you mentioned having enough storage space, it's worth checking the storage usage on your device. Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage and see if enough storage is available for iCloud Photos.

Sign out and into iCloud: Try signing out of your iCloud account and then signing back in on your device. This can sometimes refresh the connection and help with syncing issues.

If you continue to experience problems with photos not uploading to iCloud, you may use another way to back up your photos. You can try EaseUS MobiMover, which can export photos from your iPhone to your computer, external hard drive, and other storage devices for backup. More importantly, it won't compress the image, thus transferring photos without losing quality.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch EaseUS MobiMover.

Step 2. Choose Phone to PC > Select Photos > Adjust the destination.

Step 3. Click Transfer, and the process will start.

Related Article: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to External Hard Drive

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