iCloud Photo Library Not Uploading All Pictures

triscuitbiscuit

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jul 20, 2007
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I can't seem to figure this out for my life- I am trying to use the iCloud Photo Library. It seems to only upload 15 out of my 450 pictures on my iPhone. I have disabled and reenabled it, but it still won't upload everything (yet it shows everything is uploaded!). I have enough space (200 gigs). Anyone else have this problem?
 

bizzy045

macrumors 6502
Oct 5, 2011
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when you go into iCloud settings under photos, what does it say for iCloud Photo Library. I turned mine on yesterday afternoon, and it still says updating, and its 9am now over here. This is happening on all my devices, and the progress bar isn't moving at all. Anyone else experiencing this?
 

v1597psh

macrumors regular
Feb 4, 2014
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London
Firstly, plug your devices into chargers and wait until it finishes updating iCloud Photo Library. For me it works pretty well but not perfectly.
 

Tammster

macrumors 6502
Jun 23, 2010
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S Florida USA
Mine keeps updating. Seems to be done and then it randomly starts all over again. This has happened like 10 times on both devices. What's really driving me nuts is that thousands of pictures prior to June of this year aren't actually downloading. I can see thumbnail but when I click it the full res picture won't load. Just see a tiny explanation point in the bottom corner.
 

mbhforum

macrumors 6502a
Jun 23, 2010
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Yes, finished, updating, finished, updating. Bottom line is it's Beta and Apple is clear on it. I wouldn't worry too much about it yet.
 

zorinlynx

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May 31, 2007
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Florida, USA
A reminder to all: Please back up your photos on the phone before playing with iCloud Photo Library. There's no reason anyone should lose photos because of this beta software. :)
 

Tammster

macrumors 6502
Jun 23, 2010
468
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S Florida USA
Yes, finished, updating, finished, updating. Bottom line is it's Beta and Apple is clear on it. I wouldn't worry too much about it yet.

I'm okay with it, especially knowing it's happening to others. Does make me very happy that I've been backing up my 5,000+ photos to Dropbox. :) I know they're safe.
 

mbhforum

macrumors 6502a
Jun 23, 2010
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A reminder to all: Please back up your photos on the phone before playing with iCloud Photo Library. There's no reason anyone should lose photos because of this beta software. :)
Great reminder. I use IFTTT to upload every pic I take to my Google Drive as a backup to any new pictures. I also backup all of my pictures as part of my iCloud backup, but I believe with the iCloud Photo Library, this replaces that portion of the iCloud backup as that would be duplication of storage. Anyone else know this?
 

bizzy045

macrumors 6502
Oct 5, 2011
375
86
i finally got all my devices photos uploaded and they are all identical through iCloud photo library..pretty awesome...i didn't have my devices plugged in, so it would never finish updating. As soon as I plugged it in, it finished.

I do however noticed, like others, when I take a new picture on my iPhone, my iPad starts updating the photo library, and that takes a few minutes to finish which is annoying. It's just one picture..should only take a few seconds at the most.
 
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