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7 Common Problems With iCloud Sync And How To Fix Them

There’s a reason why the Apple iPhone accounted for 46.63% of the company’s revenue last year. This device revolutionized the smartphone industry. And this is thanks, in large part, to the iCloud feature that comes with many Apple products.

It allows you to sync any data with iCloud instantly. That means that if you take a photo on your iPhone, then you can immediately access it on your Mac computer.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of common problems that people have with this feature, especially when it comes to iCloud sync. That’s why we made this article.

In it, we’ll go over some of the common issues you’re likely to encounter when you sync with the iCloud. That way, you can fix it and get back to enjoying this helpful feature. Let’s get started!

1. iCloud Sync Isn’t Working for All Data

If your iCloud is working properly, then it should sync data simultaneously across all of your devices, from your smartphone to your computer. So, if this data isn’t going instantly to your iCloud, then something is probably wrong.

First, make sure that your Apple ID is consistent across all devices. It’s common for someone to accidentally use a family one, or a second one. If that doesn’t work, then try signing out of your devices and signing back in.

You should also restart your computer. Still, experiencing problems? Try finding a stronger internet connection.

2. iCloud Photos Aren’t Syncing

We’ve already discussed what to do if your iCloud isn’t syncing all of your data, like your documents, calendar events, and contacts. But, what should you do if it’s specifically not working for your photos?

First, you need to make sure that both your photo library and My Photo Stream are turned on. You can do this by going to the Photos app, then clicking Preferences until you find the iCloud option.

There should be a little box next to both your photo library and My Photo Stream. Make sure that both of these are ticked. If it’s still not working, then make sure you have enough space.

Use Gemini II to scan for duplicated and delete any excess files you may have. Finally, make sure that your internet connection and your Apple ID are correct. If your photos still aren’t syncing, then don’t panic. You can learn more about the issue and how to correct it here.

3. Certain Information is Synced That You Don’t Want

Let’s say you want just your photos to be synced up to the iCloud. But, you notice you’re getting a whole lot of data that you don’t want or need, like contacts, documents, and more. So, what should you do?

The good news is that this is a relatively easy fix. All you need to do is go to settings, then click on your Apple ID name. Once you are there, click iCloud. It should take you to a list of apps that all have checkmarks by them.

This is all the data that’s being instantly synced up to the cloud. So, to fix your problem, just unselect whatever apps you don’t want to sync.

4. Your Third-Party Apps Won’t Save to iCloud

Many people think that Apple apps are the only ones that sync up to the cloud. However, the reality is that there are a lot of third-party ones too. So, what should you do if these aren’t saving?

Similar to the last section, you should click on Settings, your Apple ID, then the iCloud. From there, you should get a list of the apps that are currently saved to your iCloud.

Scroll down until you see the third-party app that you want to be saved. Then simply click it so a checkmark appears next to it. This should solve the problem.

5. There Isn’t Enough iCloud Storage

Some people think that there is unlimited iCloud storage. However, the reality is that with pictures, apps, and iPhone backups you can run out of space very quickly. There are two solutions to this problem.

The easiest one is to just purchase more storage. However, you can also try clearing data you aren’t using. Simply go to your iCloud in the Settings page and click on Manage Storage.

Tap any game or app that you don’t use anymore, then hit delete.

6. Your Apple ID or Device Says ‘Unsupported’

This is a fairly rare problem. However, you can create an unsupported Apple ID. This is a problem because it can mess up your iCloud connection. If your Apple ID works with the app store, then it should also work for the iCloud.

But, if it doesn’t then your best bet is to simply create a new one. You can try contacting Apple about the issue, but odds are that they’ll suggest the same thing.

7. Your Device Isn’t Connecting to iCloud

If you can’t connect to the iCloud, then the first thing you should do is see whether it’s your fault or Apple’s fault. You can do this by going to the Apple system status website. If the light isn’t green, then it’s Apple’s problem.

You’ll need to wait until they come back online. Otherwise, it’s your connection that’s the problem. First, make sure that there aren’t any terms or conditions that you need to read.

If that doesn’t work, then the next option is just to sign out, then sign back in.

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We hope this article helped you learn about some of the common problems that occur with an iCloud sync. The good news is that most of these problems are pretty easily fixable.

However, if they aren’t, then you might need to seek out professional help to address them.

Did you enjoy this article? If the answer is yes, then you’re in the right place. Keep exploring to find more topics that you’re sure to love.

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