iCloud is a great way to backup your photos, but sometimes you may find that your photos are not uploading to iCloud. There are a few possible reasons for this. First, make sure that you have iCloud Photo Library enabled in the Settings app. If it’s not enabled, your photos will only upload to iCloud when you sync them with iTunes.
Second, check to see if you have enough available storage space in iCloud. If you don’t have enough storage space, your photos won’t upload. You can increase your storage space by upgrading to a paid iCloud plan.
Finally, make sure that you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network. Photos won’t upload over a cellular connection unless you have the “Optimize Storage” setting enabled. If you’re still having trouble uploading your photos, contact Apple Support for help.
Photos not uploading to iCloud could be due to a number of reasons.
One of the most common reasons is that you have not turned on iCloud Photo Library on your device. To do this, simply go to Settings > Photos and ensure that the switch next to iCloud Photo Library is in the ON position. If it’s not, turn it on and try uploading your photos again.
Another common reason for photos not uploading to iCloud is that your device does not have enough storage space. iCloud requires a certain amount of free storage space in order to function properly, so if you’re constantly running out of space, it’s likely that your photos are not being uploaded. To check how much storage space you have left, go to Settings > General > Usage and look at the “Available” number under Storage. If it’s below 1 GB, you’ll need to free up some space before iCloud will start uploading your photos again.
One last thing to check is your iCloud Photo Library settings. If you have the “Optimize Storage” setting enabled, your original, full-resolution photos will only be stored in iCloud if there’s enough space available. To change this setting, go to Settings > Photos and scroll down to the “iCloud Photo Library” section. Make sure that the “Optimize Storage” switch is turned OFF. With this setting disabled, all of your original photos will be uploaded to iCloud, regardless of how much storage space is available.
Check that you have enough storage space in iCloud for your photos and videos.
- If you need more space in iCloud, you can buy more from your device or computer.
- iCloud storage starts at $0.99 a month for 50GB. Prices go up to $9.99 a month for 2TB. You can also get a family plan with up to six people sharing the same storage space.
- If you run out of iCloud storage, your photos, videos, files, and backups won’t upload to iCloud and new ones won’t download. You can make room by deleting content that you don’t need from your device or computer, or by transferring it to another location like an external drive.
- You can see how much iCloud storage you have left on your Apple ID account page. Just sign in with your Apple ID, then click iCloud in the upper-left corner. You might need to upgrade your storage plan to see all of your content.
- If you stop using iCloud, you can turn it off from your device or computer. This frees up storage space on your device and in iCloud. It also deletes any content that you’re storing in iCloud, so be sure to back up any important files before you turn it off.
- You can still access your photos, videos, and files stored in iCloud if you delete them from your device or computer. They’ll stay in iCloud until you delete them from there, too. So if you accidentally delete something from iCloud, you have 30 days to get it back.
Make sure that your photo files are in the correct format (JPEG, PNG, etc.) and
the correct file size. If you’re not sure about any of this, ask for help from a friend or family member who is more savvy with computers than you are. Also, make sure that your photos are well-lit and in focus.
It’s also important to choose an appropriate file name for your photos. When people are looking for pictures online, they’ll often type in keywords that describe what they’re looking for. So, if you have a photo of a sunset over a beach, you might want to consider naming it something like “beach-sunset.jpg” so that people can easily find it when they’re searching for images.
Finally, make sure to upload your photos to a reputable website or service. There are a lot of scams out there, so it’s important to be careful when sharing your photos online. A good rule of thumb is to only upload your photos to websites that you trust. If you’re not sure about a website, ask a friend or family member for their opinion before uploading anything.
Ensure that your device is connected to the internet and that iCloud is enabled.
- Open Settings.
- Tap on your name.
- Tap on iCloud.
If you don’t see iCloud listed, tap on Software Update and install any available updates.
Ensure that the switches next to the following options are turned on: Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Safari, and Keychain.
Tap on Sign Out at the bottom of the screen. Enter your Apple ID password when prompted and tap on Turn Off.
Reboot your device and sign back in to iCloud using your Apple ID and password.
Ensure that the switches next to the same options mentioned in step 5 are turned on.
If you’re still having trouble signing in or accessing iCloud, contact Apple Support for further assistance.
Try restarting your device and/or signing out of iCloud and then back in again.
If that doesn’t work, force quit the Mail app (by double-clicking the Home button and swiping up on the Mail preview), then relaunch it.
If you’re still having trouble, contact Apple Support.
If all else fails, contact Apple Support for help
If all else fails, contact Apple Support for help. They may be able to walk you through some troubleshooting steps, or even provide a replacement iPhone if your phone is damaged beyond repair.
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