How to Fix iCloud Photos Not Syncing on iOS 11 iPhone X/8/7s/7/6s/6

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Jean Updated on Jun 04, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

iCloud photos are not syncing on new iPhone 8 or iPhone X. How to make photos sync in iCloud?

"I have iPhone 8 with iOS 11.0.3. Lately, my iCloud photo library not syncing the photos. I tried to disable and then enable the iCloud Photo Library but didn't fix the problem. Please help."

Apple's iCloud is designed to offer free cloud storage for iPhone/iPad/iPod data backup and recovery. And the iCloud Photo Library is the other corresponding feature that was first introduced in iOS 8.3, iDevices' users who are running the iOS versions later than 8.3 will be able to sync photos between iCloud and their phones or tablets, only by signing in to their iCloud account.

As you know, only 5GB of iCloud storage is free to use. If you need a greater amount of iCloud storage, then you must pay for the extra space. What if you purchased enough storage, however, only to find that iCloud is not syncing your photos at all? Since the iCloud photos not syncing problem happens at times, we feel necessary to post this tutorial to help fix the malfunctioning iCloud and make your iCloud sync your photos without problems.

Solution 1. Fix iCloud account on iPhone

Sometimes, a little trick will eliminate a large worry. As has been suggested, to fix the iCloud photos not syncing problem, just sign out of iCloud on your iPhone, reboot it, and then sign back in. Another simple way to fix iCloud photo library not syncing is to turn off and turn on iCloud Photo library on your iPhone by going to Settings > Photos > turn off and turn on iCloud Photo Library.  

Solution 2. Update iOS to the latest

Other than iCloud being a problem, it could be your current iOS version that's keeping your photos from syncing properly.

So, try to update your iOS to the latest version:

  • Plug your iPhone or iPad into power and connect to the internet with Wifi.
  • Tap on Settings > General > Software Update.
  • Tap Download and Install.
  • If you're told that you do not have enough space to install the update, try to free up some iPhone space and try again.

Solution 3. Keep syncing iPhone photos to your computer

Before getting a permanent fix for iCloud photos not syncing, you should learn a good way to backup iPhone photos or simply sync iPhone photos to your computer with the help of EaseUS MobiSaver, the world's first completely free iPhone transfer software that allows an easy connection between iDevices, or between iDevices and computers.

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To sync your iPhone photos to your computer, follow this guide:

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable. If this is the first time for you to connect to your iPhone to the computer, you need to tap Trust to continue. Launch EaseUS MobiMover, and you will access the 1-Click-Transfer screen. 

one-click to transfer from iPhone to PC

Step 2: You can click the Folder icon or the computer icon to customize the path for exported photos on your computer. And click Select Folder and Next to go on. If you don't need to set the route on your own, MobiMover will send the pictures to a desktop folder by default. 

set the path for transferring photos from iPhone to PC

Step 3: Check Photo category only to export photos from the iPhone to the computer with one-click. If you want to copy several specific images from iPhone to the computer, you can go to use the custom transfer mode by clicking your device name next to 1-Click Transfer. Then, choose Picture > Photo, and move to the following step. 

choose photos to be transferred to the PC

Step 4: Click Transfer to begin to move photos from iPhone to the computer at fast speed. Please don't disconnect your device while transferring. Otherwise, the process will suspend, and you will do it again. 

begin to transfer photos from iPhone to PC without iTunes