Photos Not Uploading To iCloud? Here Are 3 Solutions

“One of my iPhones will not upload any photos to iCloud. The device is updated to iOS 11 and uses iCloud Photo Library but it says that it has 2,373 items to upload. It doesn’t seem to be working? Any ideas what I can do?”

This problem can be caused by any number of things and as such the solutions are as varied as the causes. This article seeks to address the problem in deeper detail and come up with solutions you can try.

1 Forget a Wi-Fi Network

Since this is most probably a connectivity issue, the following steps should help you fix the problem once and for all.

Step 1: Turn off the iCloud Photo Library and then remove or download photos.

Step 2: Go to Settings > Wi-Fi > Choose Home Network> Forget this Network.

Step 3: Turn off Wi-Fi and then turn off the device.

Step 4: Turn the device back on and then connect to Wi-fi.

Step 5: Turn on iCloud Photo Library to see if the problem has been fixed.

Forget a Wi-Fi Network


2 Transfer Photos to Computer First

Following several complaints, Apple offered the following solution to users whose devices couldn’t upload photos to iCloud Photo Library.

Step 1: Connect the iPhone to the computer and turn on “Airplane Mode.”

Step 2: Use Photos.app on your Mac to select your iPhone in the sidebar and choose the photos you want to import. Select “Import.”

Step 3: All selected photos will be downloaded from the iPhone to your Mac and uploaded to the iCloud Photo Library.

Step 4: Delete the photos from your iPhone and then disable “Airplane Mode.”

Step 5: Disable iCloud photo library in the settings of iCloud on your iPhone.

Step 6: Log out of iCloud on your iPhone and wait while the photos on the iPhone are deleted as well. Make sure you have them all in the Photos app on your Mac.

Step 7: Restart the iPhone and log into iCloud. Enable iCloud Photo Library and all photos should now sync.


3 Export Photos to Computer in One-click

If you are still having trouble uploading the photos to iCloud Photo Library, you can make use of iMyFone D-Port to easily export the photos to your computer while you find a lasting solution. This software gives you an easy way to get your data from any iOS device to a computer in a single-click. Some of its features include the following.

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Key Features:

  • You can use it to transfer various types of data from all iOS devices to your computer, such as WhatsApp, Viber messages, notes, voice memo, photos and more.
  • It is very easy to use, safe and reliable. It is also available for both Windows and Mac users.
  • D-Port is also useful for transferring data from your iCloud and iTunes backup files to your computer.
  • It is now completely compatible with all iOS devices and iOS versions including iOS 11.

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How to Use iMyFone D-Port to Export Photos to Your Computer

The following is a simple step by step guide to export photos from your iPhone to your Mac/PC using D-Port.

Step 1: Download and install D-Port on to your computer and then launch it. Choose “Export from iOS Device” and then click “Start” to begin. In the net window, choose “Photo” as they type of file to export and then click “Next.”

Choose “Export from iOS Device”

Step 2: Connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables and then click “Scan” and wait for the program to scan the device.

Connect the iPhone to the computer

Step 3: When the scanning process is complete, preview and select the photos you want to export in the next window. Click “Export” and choose a location in your computer to save them.

preview and select the photos

Download the trial version of iMyFone D-Port iOS data exporter (compatible with iOS 11) to export all important data from your iOS device, iTunes backup or iCloud backup.

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