Super slow iCloud Drive Upload

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by NStocks, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. NStocks macrumors 65816

    Apr 3, 2008
    I'm uploading approx 100GB of data to iCloud Drive and within 3 hours it has uploaded a measly 5GB!

    Is this normal?
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Depends on your Internet connection. 5GB in 3 hours comes to an average upload speed of 500KB/s. On most residential Internet connections, the upload speed is about 1/10th of the download speed.

    You can verify your speeds by pausing the upload and running a test through If your upload speed shows as 4Mb/s, this would come to 500KB/s, and therefore the upload speed would be consistent with your Internet connection.

    If your upload speed is considerably faster, ensure you're on the latest OS. Restart your Mac with the 'reopen windows when logging back in' option unchecked. Restart your Internet router and try a PRAM reset on your Mac.
  3. ne0tic macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2018
    I have 90Mb/s but my speed in iCloud is only 0,6Mb/s. Do you know Why? Im on an PC BTW.
  4. BigMcGuire Contributor


    Jan 10, 2012
    Yep, iCloud is not the greatest with upload speeds. I have 96/96 FIOS. OneDrive takes the medal for upload speeds for me (100GB in less than a few hours). iCloud took like 5+ days for 100GB for me. Don't get me started on iCloud Photos :mad::mad:.

    As much as I like Apple, iCloud is horrid.

    In this order for upload speeds: (BEST) OneDrive --> Google Drive --> Dropbox --> etc...
  5. ne0tic macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2018
    Good that it isnt
    Okey, great to know that it is a problem for everyone and not just me. I needed to save about 100GB of videos and photos before formatting my computer. If I had known this before I would definitely use something else...

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