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

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Jean Updated on Mar 11, 2020 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.

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Fix 1. Fix iCloud Account Go to "Settings" > [your name] > "iCloud"...Full steps
Fix 2. Update iOS Go to "Settings" > "General" > "Software Update" and choose "Download and install"...Full steps
Fix 3. Keep Syncing Photos Connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer...Full steps

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 (Mac or PC). Launch EaseUS MobiMover, then choose "Phone to PC" and click the "Next" button to continue. If you prefer to transfer photos from your iPhone to computer selectively, go to "Content Management" > "Pictures" > "Photos" instead.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to computer - Step 1

Step 2. Choose "Pictures" from the displayed data categories. You can also transfer other files together to free up iPhone space or for backup. And, you are free to save the exported iPhone files on your local computer or USB flash drive. 

How to transfer photos from iPhone to computer - Step 2

Step 3. Then click the "Transfer" button to start transferring photos from iPhone to computer. Wait patiently for the process to finish and then go to check the exported items.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to computer - Step 3