Turned on iCould Photo Library - photos aren't uploading

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ActionableMango, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. ActionableMango, Nov 23, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2016

    ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    I followed the instructions here:

    iPhone says "uploading 1,269 items". The number never changes. No pictures are appearing in iCloud.

    I am connected to Wi-Fi and to power. Model is iPhone 6S and is updated to the latest iOS.

    I searched for solutions to this problem and so far I've tried (with no success):
    • Restarting the iPhone
    • Making sure the Photos app is open
    • Turning off iCloud Photo Library and then on again
    • Connecting to a different Wi-Fi network
    • Waiting a few hours
    • Checking iCloud free space (all 5GB are available--it is empty)
    The number (1,269 items) does not change. Also, the "pause uploading" feature described in the Apple support article is not present.

    Any other ideas?
  2. laudern macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2011
  3. Neebee macrumors 6502a

    I think it's a bug. I noticed this as well. That's why I am trying to copy my photos to my PC, but that's become buggy too.
  4. RByers8252 macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2014
    Just let it go over night. Upload speed is always slow. If you have a video that's a few hundred Mb or the like it can take a while to upload. Slow-mo videos are also really large files.
  5. tavuk macrumors newbie


    Jun 30, 2017
    Hey, I'm having the same exact problem with my dad's phone, did you manage to find a way to upload them after all?

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