How to Fix Photos Won’t Upload to iCloud on iPhone 7/7 Plus

By uploading your iPhone photos to iCloud Photo Library, you can easily access your picture collections from any device, anytime you want. To enable iCloud Photo Library, go to Settings on your iPhone > scroll down to tap Photos & Camera, and turn on iCloud Photo Library. Then iCloud will automatically upload your photos and videos in Photos app.

But sometimes, the iPhone photos won’t upload to iCloud the way they should, nor show up on other devices. If iPhone photos won’t upload to iCloud, usually you can find a static process bar under Settings >Photos & Camera >iCloud Photo Library, and it shows “Uploading [a number] items”. How to fix this problem? In this post, we’ll show you some useful solutions to fix iPhone photos not uploading to iCloud.

iCloud Photo Library Not Uploading
iPhone Photos Not Uploading to iCloud

Methods to Fix Photos Not Uploading to iCloud on iPhone 7/7 Plus

1. Make sure you have enough iCloud storage

Apple only offers users 5 GB free iCloud Storage. If you exceed your iCloud Storage limit, your photos won’t upload to iCloud from iPhone. To check your iCloud Storage usage, go to Settings >[your name] > iCloud. If you run out of your free storage, you can delete some unwanted pictures in iCloud to save space or upgrade your storage plan.

Fix Photos Not Uploading to iCloud - Check iCloud Storage
Fix iPhone Not Uploading Photos to iCloud – Check iCloud Storage

2. Sign out of iCloud from your iPhone 7/7 Plus

If your iPhone photos won’t upload to iCloud randomly, you can sign out of iCloud from your iPhone and then sign in again to solve this problem. It is easy & effective but might not be a permanent fix.

3. Switch iCloud Photo Library off and then turn it on

You can turn off iCloud Photo Library, and wait for a few second, then turn it on. This should fix iCloud Photo photos not uploading to iCloud Photo Library on iPhone 7/7 Plus.

4. Forget this network and rejoin

Sometimes, the Wi-Fi connection problem may cause iPhone photos won’t upload to iCloud, and you can try forgetting this network and then rejoin it to fix this problem. How to make it: go to Settings > Wifi > choose your current Wifi > tap Forget This Network > turn of Wifi from your iPhone and wait for a few minutes > turn it on and rejoin the Wifi network.

How to Fix iCloud Not Uploading Photos
How to Fix iCloud Not Uploading Photos

5. Restore your iPhone from iTunes backup

If none of above solutions works for you, you can try to restore your iPhone from iTunes backup. Make sure you have made a backup for your iPhone and then follow this article to make it: How to restore iPhone 7/7 Plus from iTunes backup > 

The solutions in this post not only work for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but also can be used to solve iCloud Photo Library not uploading photos on iPhone 6s/SE/6/5s/5 and iPad Air/Pro/mini. If you have any better solution to fix iPhone not uploading photos to iCloud Photo Library, inform us via comment.

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