Fix iPhone Photos Not Syncing to iCloud in iOS 11

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Cedric Grantham Updated on Jun 12, 2018 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

Q: “Since yesterday my photos won't sync in iCloud, specifically photos I took on my phone yesterday are not showing up on my iPad or my Mac. In addition, sharing is not working properly. My husband shared an album and I went through it importing the ones I liked to Photos, but they didn't import. Is there some system problem on Apple with Photos and iCloud after updating to iOS 11? For the record, I have everything set up correctly, these things usually work fine. Any good advice to fix this question?”

iCloud is a great tool for users to upload iPhone photos, photos videos, contacts, calendars, notes, reminders and more and allow access from any iOS device anywhere. But recently, one of the most complained problems we are having receiving is that iPhone photos not syncing to iCloud Photo Library after updated to iOS 11/11.1/11.2, and this problem also occurs on the new iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. If you are coming across this issue like others, you’ve come to the right place with easy-to-get methods offered. On this article, we are going to provides you the whole reasonable solutions to quickly fix iPhone photos not syncing to iCloud in iOS 11.

How to fix iPhone photos not syncing with iCloud in iOS 11 easily

Just iPhone photos not syncing with Mac in iOS 11 or iPhone calendars not syncing to Mac after iOS 11, iPhone photos not syncing to iCloud can be caused by both external and system factors, like insufficient space, low-battery or iOS version issue.

1. Make sure you have enough space on iCloud

iCloud only offers each user free 5GB space to store iPhone data. After you have turned on iCloud service, you may quickly run out of the storage. Therefore, when you are encountering iPhone photos not syncing to iCloud, check the available iCloud space at first.

Go to "Settings" > [your name] > "iCloud" > "Manage Storage". If you are using iOS 10.2 or earlier: go to "Settings" > "iCloud" > "Storage". 

If there is no more free iCloud space, you can free up iPhone space by deleting apps on iPhone, removing useless contacts from iPhone or delete some photos.

2. Sign out/in iCloud account on your iPhone

Sometimes the basic solution turns out to be the most effective one. Therefore, when you are meeting iPhone photos not syncing to iCloud, why not sign out and sign in your iCloud repeatedly to fix the issue with ease.

3. Make sure your iPhone is not in low battery

If you have too much data to sync to iCloud, it may take a while. Low battery on your iPhone may delay the process. Therefore, please makes sure your iPhone has plenty of power or just plug into your iPhone to an electric power.

4. Reset your network settings

iCloud updating needs Wi-Fi or stable Cellular network, if the iPhone photos not syncing to iCloud in iOS 11 is related to something wrong with network settings, you can refer to resetting iPhone network settings to make you through, which also can be a good way to solve the GPS won’t work on iPhone/iPad in iOS 11.

Go to "Settings" > "General" > "Reset" > "Reset Network Settings". This reset will erase your saved Wi-Fi passwords, VPN and APN settings on your iPhone.

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5. Restart your iPhone

Restarting iPhone is one of the primary methods to fix many software-related problems like iPhone photos not syncing to iCloud here, screen recording not working on iPhone in iOS 11 or any other small matters.

Restart iPhone 6/7/8: Press and hold the "Sleep/Wake" button until the red slider shows up, then drag the "slider to power off". After 30 seconds later, press and hold the "Sleep/Wake" button again until the Apple logo appears on your iPhone.  

Restart iPhone X:  Press and hold both Side button and Volume Down ( or Volume Up) buttons at the same time until you see the slider. Drag the slider to shut down your iPhone X completely. After 30 seconds later, press and hold the "Sleep/Wake" button again until the Apple logo appears on your iPhone.  

6. Turn to a reliable iPhone photo manager - EaseUS MobiMover Free

If you have tried all the tips above but the iPhone photos still not syncing to iCloud. Don’t worry, you can use EaseUS MobiMover Free, the all-in-one and 100% free iPhone data transfer software in the world to transfer the whole photos on your iPhone to the Windows PC or laptop to keep data safe or make room for new files. There is no file quantity and data size limitation each time when using MobiMover Free to transfer files from iPhone to PC, which means you can choose to sync all or just specific pictures from your iPhone to the computer freely.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your Mac with a USB cable and run EaseUS MobiMover. Choose "Phone to Mac" from the main screen and click the "Next" button to continue. You can also go to "Content Management" > "Pictures" > "Photos" to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac selectively.

Transfer photos from iPhone to computer - Step 1

Step 2. Make sure the "Pictures" category is selected. Other than photos, you can also transfer videos, music, ringtones, contacts, messages, and other supported files from your iPhone to the Mac. Also, you can change the position you want to house the files you transfer. 

Transfer photos from iPhone to computer - Step 2

Step 3. Click the "Transfer" button to start transferring photos as well as other files from your iPhone to Mac at a fast speed. Depending on the size of the files, it may take seconds or a while to complete the process. 

Transfer photos from iPhone to computer - Step 3