Photos Not Uploading to iCloud? How to Fix the Issue Quickly

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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 and iPad in iOS 11/10/9/8

By uploading your iPhone photos to iCloud, you can make a backup of your iPhone photos elsewhere to avoid complete data loss or sync photos across your devices easily. However, it doesn't always go smoothly when you try to make it. According to iPhone users, "photos not uploading to iCloud" and "iPhone stuck uploading photos" are two common problems occurred during the process. If you are troubled by the same issue, it's wise for you to read the solutions below to help yourself out.

Solutions to Photos Not Uploading to iCloud

Solutions to Photos not uploading to iCloud

Solution 1: Use another way to back up/sync your iPhone photos (FREE)

If you upload your iPhone photos to iCloud because you want to make a backup or sync photos across your devices, you can use an alternative way to help you with it when the "photos not uploading to iCloud" issue occurs, which is to use EaseUS MobiMover Free, the FREEWARE for iOS data transfer and file management. With MobiMover installed on your PC running Windows 10/8.1/8/7, you can transfer files between iOS devices (iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 or later) or between iOS device and computer without any cost or limitation.

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, Playlists

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

What's more, compared to using iCloud, you don't need to worry about there is not enough space available or there is something wrong with the network connection when you use MobiMover. With MobiMover, you can not only back up all your iPhone photos to PC at once but also share photos between two iDevices as you like. Since the way to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone has been provided already, the steps below will show you how to back up iPhone contacts without iCloud.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone X/8/7 to your Mac, launch EaseUS MobiMover for Mac on your computer > Unlock your iPhone and click "Trust" in the prompt asking for your permission > Choose the "Phone to Mac" Option > Click on the "Next."

How to transfer contacts from iPhone/iPad to computer - Step 1

Step 2. Check "Contacts" and click the default storage path to set a position where you want to house these contacts. Then click "Transfer" to start transferring from your iPhone or iPad to your Mac.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone/iPad to computer - Step 2

Step 3. When the transfer process has finished, you can go to view the contacts on your Mac. Then contacts will be saved as an HTML file on your Mac. Thus, you need to open it with a browser to view the details.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone/iPad to computer - Step 3

By transferring your iPhone photos to PC, you can also upload these photos to iCloud Photo Library by turning on iCloud Photo Library in iCloud App on your computer.

Tip 2: Check iCloud settings

When you want to upload your iPhone photos to iCloud, you first need to turn on iCloud Photo Library on your device. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos to turn iCloud Photo Library on your iDevice. Besides, making sure your iPhone battery is charged is also necessary to upload photos to iCloud.

Tip 3: Check network connection

It's no doubt that iCloud need the Wi-Fi network connection to work. If "iPhone stuck uploading photos" or "iPhone won't upload photos to iCloud" is the situation you are in, you'd better have a check of your network connection. If you failed to upload iPhone photos to iCloud due to Wi-Fi not working in iOS 11, you can reset network setting on your iPhone first and then turn on iCloud photos again to have a try. How to reset network settings on iPhone/iPad in iOS 11? Go to Settings > General > Reset and choose Reset Network Settings to make it within seconds.

Tip 4: Check your iCloud storage

The iCloud space you can use is limited. When you want to upload photos, which always account for most of the storage, to iCloud, you need to make sure there is enough iCloud space available. To check your iCloud storage, go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud and you will see how much space is left in iCloud. If your iCloud storage is full, you can free up space on iCloud or buy more storage from Apple.

Tip 5: Turn off iCloud Photo Library and then turn back on

Sometimes, there is no obvious cause found that lead to the "iPhone X/iPhone 8 photos not uploading to iCloud" issue. If that's your case, you can turn off iCloud Photo Library, restart your iPhone and then switch on iCloud Photo Library again on your iPhone.