How to Fix “Photos Not Downloading from iCloud” Error

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In the current scenario storing massive data is feasible with the help of iCloud platform. Most of the iPhone users make use of this iCloud environment to store their photos, videos etc and download them whenever it is required instead of storing them on their device. This approach has led to optimum utilization of storage memory in their devices.

Sometimes the iPhone users fail to download the stored data from iCloud. This is a serious issue prevailing with the latest updated version of iOS 12. The iCloud backup seems to be not working properly with this version. Most of the technical experts assume the presence of bug in the updated version leads to such issues in the retrieval process.   In this article we are going to discuss about effective ways to overcome the obstacles of photos not downloading from iCloud.

6 Tips to Fix "Photos Not Downloading from iCloud" Error (iOS 12 Supported)

Tip 1. Check Network Connection

It is highly advisable to check the network connection to overcome such retrieval problems. Go to "Settings" and followed by 'General', then move down in the displayed list and select 'Reset Network Settings', enter the password and confirm this process.

reset network settings

Tip 2. Sign out and Sign in Back to iCloud

It is recommendable to sign out and sign in again in the iCloud platform for a hassle free retrieval process. Go to the sign out option and again enter the Apple ID credentials to sign into the iCloud and then carry out the necessary steps for a retrieval process.

sign out icloud

Tip 3. Check Your iCloud Storage

There is a possibility to encounter issues in the download process if the iCloud storage has exceeded its maximum limit. So you have to manage the iCloud backup storage in an optimum manner for effective downloads from iCloud. Follow the below steps to delete older iCloud backups in order to manage the space for better results.

Step 1: Go to the Settings and click iCloud

Step 2: Click on the'Storage' option followed by 'Manage Storage'

Step 3: Select the unnecessary backup from the list and click the 'delete' option to increase the space in the iCloud platform.

manage icloud storage

Tip 4. Disable Automatic Backup Setting

Follow below steps to check out the disable option for the automatic backups for unnecessary apps.

Step 1: Go to the 'Settings app' followed by 'iCloud'

Step 2: In the iCloud section go to 'Storage' and then 'Manage'. You will be able to view a list of apps along with its size details and now identify the unwanted apps holding large memory space in order to carry out the disable option. Disable it and get back to the 'iCloud settings' option.

Step 3: Click on Photos from the iCloud settings. You can witness three options namely iCloud Photo Library, My Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Sharing. Disable iCloud Photo Sharing option in order to delete the shared photos.

disable automatic backup

Tip 5. Reset Your iPhone

You have to check whether the device has enabled the backup option before performing this action. To ensure it go to Settings > iCloud > Backup and check out the feature is enabled. If it is enabled then carry out the reset process.

reset your iphone

Tip 6. Download Photos from iCloud to PC/iPhone

iMyFone iTransor is the best tool which safeguards your privacy and credentials with high security during the extraction process. You can make use of this program for a speedy recovery of your files from iCloud backup.

Main Features of iMyFone iTransor (iOS 12 Supported)

Key Features:

  • It allows users to download 18 types of data from iCloud or iTunes backup to computer.
  • Restore all data or restore only Messages, Contacts, WhatsApp messages, WeChat data from iPhone backup to your device without affecting the other data.
  • Apple users can make a full or make a partial backup of their iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch with ease.
  • It can merge the data on your device with the data in your backup files during restoring.

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Download, install and launch iMyFone iTransor on your computer.

Before proceeding with the method, you will first need to download the iCloud backup. To do this, launch the program in your PC and click on 'Acquire Backup from Device & iCloud'. You will then see a panel having 'Download iCloud Backup' option.

 choose to download icloud backup

Click on it and then login to your iCloud account. Don't worry about the privacy, iMyFone takes full care of it.

 sign in to icloud

When you sign in to your iCloud account, you will get a list of all the backups made. Pick out the one that has your photos and click 'Next' to get the backup file downloaded.

 choose an icloud backup

Wait for a while, and then you will be offered with 2 options to export or restore data from the iCloud backup.

 icloud backup successfully downloaded

Download photos from iCloud to computer

You can now easily extract your backup to computer. Here are the steps:

Step 1 – Choose 'Export from Device & Backup' located at the left panel. Click on 'Export from Backup' panel now.

 export from backup

Step 2 – You will find a list where the backups made by iMyFone iTransor, iCloud and iTunes will show up. You need to select the iCloud backup you just downloaded and then proceed with 'Next'.

 choose backup to view and export

Step 3 – Select 'Photos' from the next screen and click on 'Scan' button from the bottom right corner.

 choose data type to export

Step 4 – Your photos will be completely scanned by the program. You can now preview them and finally click on 'Export' button. You photos from iCloud backup will now be downloaded to your computer positively.

preview photos

Download photos from iCloud to your device

Note

    The current version of iMyFone iTransor doesn't support downloading photos to your iPhone, it supports restoring Contacts, Messages, WhatsApp Messages and WeChat data. It will soon reaching the goal of backing up and restoring contacts.Stay tuned!

Step 1 – Run iMyFone iTransor and click on 'Restore Backup to Device' from the left panel. Now, choose the iCloud backup (which you just downloaded in the previous guide) from the list and click 'Next'.

 choose backup to restore

Step 2 – Subsequently, select the 'Restore Partial Backup' tab and choose the desired data type that you wish to restore. Also, please ensure that your device is connected properly.

restore full or partial backup

Step 3 – Since the program doesn't support Photos now, there is no Photos option. We'll take Contacts as an example. After you check the box next to Contacts, select between two options 'Preview & Restore' and 'Directly Restore'.

choose data type

If you choose 'Directly Restore'. It will jump to the next step. If you choose 'Preview & Restore' , you will get chance to preview your selected data. Hit on 'Restore' after previewing it.

preview contacts

Step 4 – This is the final step. You are required to choose between 'Merge' and 'Replace'. Choose according to the preference and get your Contacts restored.

merge or replace

Conclusion:

It is highly recommendable to make use of iMyFone iTransor (iOS 12 Supported) platform to extract the data from the iCloud backup platform without any issues. This effective platform has been implemented with secured settings to safeguard your iCloud credentials and backup files. Give out a try with this innovative platform for a hasslefree process.

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