Solutions to iCloud Photos Not Syncing Between iPhone and iPad

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Myra Updated on Jun 08, 2018 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

Applies To: iPhone XS/XS Max/XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6 and iPad in iOS 8 or later

One of the great conveniences iCloud brings is to sync photos across your devices. For most of the users, photos are quite important that they can't afford to lose. That's why so many people like to back up iPhone photos to iCloud and then sync them across devices. However, it's not without the problem while using iCloud to sync photos between devices. According to users, "iCloud photo not syncing between iPhone and iPad" is one of the problems happening frequently while using iCloud. If you are facing the same issue, read on to get an alternative way to transfer photos between iPhone and iPad and learn how to fix the issue with the potential solutions provided.

Solutions to iCloud Photos Not Syncing Between iPhone and iPad

Tip 1: Transfer photos between iPhone and iPad without iCloud (FREE)

Can't wait to transfer photos between iPhone and iPad? If so, you can sync photos between iPhone and iPad without iCloud, which is to use EaseUS MobiMover Free. As you will know, MobiMover is a completely free tool for iOS data transfer and file management, which means it supports the data transfer between iOS devices (iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 or later) or between iOS device and computer and enables you to manage iPhone/iPad content from the computer. No matter you want to transfer files to or out of your iDevice like syncing photos between iPhone and iPad or manage iPhone/iPad content like deleting all photos on iPhone, you can use EaseUS MobiMover to get things done easily. Follow the steps below introducing how to transfer photos from one iPhone to another to sync photos between iPhone and iPad easily and quickly.

What can MobiMover transfer or manage for you:

Photos: Camera Roll, Photo Library, Photo Stream, Photo Videos

Videos: Movies, TV shows, Music Videos

Audios: Music, Ringtones, Voice Memos, Audiobooks

Others: Contacts, Notes, Messages, Voice Mails, Books, and Safari Bookmarks

Now, click the button below to safely download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your computer, then follow the steps below to learn how to sync photos between iPhone and iPad.

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Step 1. Connect both of your iOS devices to your computer (Mac/PC). Launch EaseUS MobiMover, and choose "Phone to Phone" on the screen. Correctly set the source device and target device, and click the "Next" button to continue. 

How to back up iPhone photos to computer - Step 1

Step 2. Check the category/categories you want to transfer from your iPhone to iPad or from iPad to iPhone. As you can see, in addition to photos, you can also copy videos, audios, contacts, messages, and more between your iPhone and iPad.

How to back up iPhone photos to computer - Step 2

Step 3. After checking the settings, click the "Transfer" button to start transferring photos from your iPhone to iPad or iPad to iPhone. When it has completed, go to the "Photos" app on your target device to check the newly imported items.

How to back up iPhone photos to computer - Step 3

With MobiMover installed on your PC, you can also transfer photos from iPhone to PC to make a backup.

Tip 2: Turn on iCloud photos on iPhone and iPad

To copy photos from iPhone to iPad with iCloud, you first need to turn on iCloud photos on the devices you want to sync photos across. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos and then toggle on iCloud Photo Library, My Photo Stream or iCloud Photo Sharing according to your needs.

Tip 3: Check the Apple ID on iPhone and iPad

If you find iCloud photos not syncing between your iPhone and iPad, it's possible that you have signed in to iCloud on your iPhone and iPad with different Apple ID. If that's the case, sign in to iCloud on your devices with the same Apple ID.

Tip 4: Check network connection

For iCloud photos to sync between devices, stable Wi-Fi network connection is required on your devices. While if Wi-Fi is not working on your iPhone/iPad, you can try to reset network settings on your device by going to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings

Tip 5: Clear your iCloud storage

Photos are always the biggest occupier of your iCloud storage. If there is not enough space available, you will fail to sync photos between iPhone and iPad via iCloud. What to do if iCloud storage is full? Well, you can either free up iCloud storage or buy more space from Apple.