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

Updated on Feb 23, 2018 by Jean to iPhone Data Transfer

Have you seen the iOS 11 system bug that disables your iCloud photos from syncing properly? Follow the instruction here to fix iCloud photos not syncing problem and find another way to sync iPhone or iPad photos without iCloud.

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 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 on 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 with their iCloud account.

As you know, only 5GB of iCloud storage is free to use, if you request a greater amount of iCloud storage, you must pay for the extra. What about 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 similar trouble.

Solution 1. Fix iCloud account on iPhone

Sometimes a little trick would eliminate your worry by large. As 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

Excluding the factor of the iCloud account, you have to accept the truth that it's your current iOS system bug that stops iCloud photos syncing in a proper way. So, try to update your iOS to the latest until iCloud photos not syncing problem was automatically fixed.

  • 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 prompted to have not enough space to install the update, try to free up iPhone space and try it again later.

Solution 3. Keep syncing iPhone photos to your computer

Before getting a permanent fix for iCloud photos not syncing, you'd better 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 easy connection between iDevices, or between iDevices and computers.

To sync your iPhone photos to your computer, follow the guide.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the PC correctly via a USB cable. Launch EaseUS MobiMover Free, and allow your iPhone to trust the computer if asked.

Step 2. Click Transfer to Computer.

click transfer to computer and start transferring iphone photo to the pc

Step 3. Select the photos you want to keep syncing on your computer and click Transfer.

select iphone photos and click transfer

Step 4. Next, you'll be asked to select an existing folder on your computer or create a new one to place the photos you're going to transfer.

select a folder to save the iphone photos

Step 5. Click Transfer again to begin syncing photos from iPhone to the computer.

click transfer again to start photo transfer from iphone to the computer