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How to Upload Photos to iCloud Photo Library?


Aug 19, 2022 • Filed to: Manage Device Data • Proven solutions

In most cases, Apple's inbuilt technology makes things really comfortable and easy to do with their devices. However, there are some tasks that seem strange to be complicated with an iPhone and even on the PC in our homes. And one of them is uploading photos to iCloud, so today we are going to see how to upload photos to iCloud from an iPhone, from a PC (a task that should be almost instantaneous, but it is not so) and at the end of this article, we will also give you some helpful tips.

Part 1: How to upload photos to iCloud from iPhone?

With iCloud, it is possible to create your own photo albums to be more organized. You can enter the iCloud library every time that you need from any device and upload photos to iCloud, separate them by years, places and more and have different memories from your trips. Every time that you take a new photo, iCloud will save it.

The good thing to move photos to iCloud is that you save storage on your mobile device meanwhile iCloud save your photos and videos with its original format, it means that iCloud saves your files exactly with the same format that you have taken with your iPhone with complete resolution like MP4, TIFF, JPEG, RAW, PNG, GIF are many more.

Follow the two-step guide on how to upload photos to iCloud from your iPhone.

Step 1: First, you need to Update the Apple Software, configure iCloud in your device and sign in.

You need to have the latest iOS version and if you do not have it, it is necessary to update the software, for that, go to Setting > tap General and > tap on Software Update to check if you have the last version. If you do not have it, download it. Now you are closer to uploading photos to iCloud from your iPhone device.

Step 2. After you updated the Software, go to Settings> tap on iCloud, and introduce your Apple ID and password to move photos to iCloud

Step 3. To activate to upload photos to iCloud, tap on Settings on your starting screen and select iTunes and App Store.

sign in icloud on iphone

Step 4: In your iPhone, go to Settings, then add your name, proceed to tap iCloud and select Photos and activate the iCloud photo library. In this way, all the new photos and photo editions that you can do with your iPhone will appear in your iCloud library. Uploading photos to iCloud is really easy and helpful.

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Part 2: How to upload photos to iCloud Photo Library from PC?

As we said before, you can upload your photos from different devices, allowing access to all mobiles you want, tablets and PC. Here we will show you how to upload photos to iCloud from your own PC. To upload photos to iCloud Photo Library from PC, just activate iCloud library for Windows 7 >Upload photos to the iCloud library.

Here are the above steps in detail:

Step 1: To activate the iCloud library in your PC first you need to download iCloud for Windows https://www.icloud.com/ and proceed to open it and add your Apple ID to sign it up and proceed to select the features you want to keep up to date across your devices, for example, select photos to move photos to iCloud and then select Apply.

icloud on windows 7

You can change the photo options by clicking on Options on the photos bar and changing the files where you want to save your photos and more to have control when you want to upload photos to iCloud

icloud photo options

Step 2: Upload photos to the iCloud library from the PC by following these steps:

  • Open a file explorer window.
  • Under Favourites, click iCloud Photos
  • Click on Upload Photos
  • Select the photo you want to upload and click on Open

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Part 3: Tips to fix uploading photos to iCloud stuck

iCloud is well connected with iOS devices and helps to upload, download, backup your photos and save memory in your iPhone device or even if you have Windows on PC, but sometimes we tend to face iCloud problems when we want to upload photos to its library. If you have had this problem, we invite you to check some tips below.

1. Restart your device by turning OFF-ON again, sometimes the software gets stuck for different reasons, and after ON the machine again, it comes back to normality and then it allows you to upload photos to iCloud.

2. You can disable the iCloud photo library and then re-enable it again so for this first, you have to toggle off the library, restart your device and then re-enable it again.

3. You can delete all your backup photos that are in your iCloud library for then start all again and for doing this, first be sure that all those photos are on PC

4. Another tip can be to reset your device from the factory settings, and here you need to have a copy of your photos on PC to not lose them for then reset your phone.

iCloud is a good tool for storing content in the cloud. No matter what device of Apple you have, in iCloud, the main functionalities of Apple have already been adapted automatically to the service so that storing songs and other content is the easiest. We refer to the fact that, for example, the music you have in iTunes appears synchronized on all your devices. Uploading photos to the iCloud function is the most common action for many users because wherever we go, we take photos, and iCloud helps us save storage on our iOS device.

iCloud is already installed on all Apple devices. It just needs to be updated. When you log into iCloud, you also get 5 GB of free space to save music, documents, and move photos to iCloud from any device and without any effort.

Alice MJ

staff Editor

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