iOS11 Re-uploading entire iCloud Photo Collection

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by groovatious, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. groovatious macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys

    After installing iOS11 on my devices, my iPhone 7 started re-uploading my entire 9000 photo/video collection (that took several weeks initially to upload). At first I thought it was just comparing/indexing against what was on iCloud to refresh after the iOS update, but it's now been about 8 hours in and it still saying "Uploading 8755 files..." - anyone else experiencing this?

    My iPad Air 2 updated to iOS11 as well and almost instantly said "Up to Date" in Photos.
     
  2. Nolasyd macrumors newbie

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    Me too - except I have 88,000 photos and the phone is now running super hot. What is going on - all I’m photos are already in the cloud. iPad seems to be fine - just the 7+ is the issue
     
  3. Puonti macrumors 6502a

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    The update enable iCloud Photo Library for me, so I had to disable it again. I’m unsure if it actually uploaded anything yet.
     
  4. groovatious thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah - all my other devices were fine, just my iPhone 7 that wants to re-upload everything. I checked from iCloud on the web and all the photos are already there, so not sure what it's doing.
     
  5. Nhott macrumors member

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    I ran into this during one of the betas. I had to erase my phone and restore from backup to make it sync.
     
  6. adrianlondon macrumors 65816

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    Do you think it's related to the new picture file format HIEF that some phones support?
     
  7. groovatious thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Will try turning iCloud Photos off on my phone, rebooting then re-enabling.
     
  8. Nolasyd macrumors newbie

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    I tried that but turning it off leads to an in progress message that eventually crashes. When you go back into settings, it is still active.
     
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  10. groovatious thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Successfully managed to turn iCloud Photos off on my iPhone 7. It took about 10 minutes after a reboot for the phone to seemingly erase everything and then slowly restore the photos that were on there originally. Now we'll see if it attempts to re-upload all photos when I re-enable it.
     
  11. Mayanja macrumors regular

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    It happens when iCloud Photo Library gets "confused", stuck or somehow corrupted. It will then start rebuilding it, by first attempting to upload all local photos (I surely hope it first uploads hashes and compares with what is already there). I've seen this multiple times happening, you should just let the process take its course, in most cases it works again.

    A few days ago I had it on my MacBook Pro as well, which is still on Sierra. It just started uploading everything again.
     
  12. yep-sure macrumors 6502

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    Mine too, I think it’s why my iPad Pro was running a little choppy yesterday, it was uploading ~30gb worth of photos.

    Buttery smooth now though.

    Thanks for posting this thread, I wouldn’t have realised that was what it was doing otherwise.
     

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