By Demi twitter / Last update May 17, 2023


Videos not uplaoding to iCloud

Videos from my iPhone are not being uploaded to iCloud Photos. I have only used 33 GB of my 200 GB. I am not sure why my 10+ min videos are not showing up on my computer. Can anybody help me?

- Question from Apple Community

When it comes to importing photos and videos from iPhone to PC, the wireless solution via iCloud is always a preferable way for many iPhone users.

This function, however, is not error-free. It can be a common issue for many iCloud users that large videos not uploading to iCloud. But don’t worry - there are several fixes you can try to get your videos uploaded successfully.

iPhone photos icon

In this guide, we’ll go over 7 potential solutions to troubleshoot your videos not uploading to iCloud. Let’s get started.

Why is your video not uploading to iCloud?

Your iCloud uploading issue can result from kinds of causes, and there are 4 situations can lead to the iPhone video not uploading to iCloud problem:
• The Internet connection is not stable.
• The iCloud server status is not good.
• There is something wrong with your iCloud settings.
• Your iPhone has got software glitches or bugs.

Now you know the main reasons, read on to get the solutions.

7 fixes to videos not uploading to iCloud

Here in this part, we’ll detail all the possible solutions to the iPhone videos not uploading to iCloud problem. You can try them one after another until you find the one that works for you.

Optionally, just in case you’re in a hurry, you can try a third-party tool to transfer iPhone videos to computer/iPhone/iPad.

1# Check Apple System Status

Outages may cause the videos not uploading to iCloud issues. Apple occasionally performs normal maintenance on various iCloud services. To see whether there are any iCloud outages, open a web browser and go to the Apple System Status page. If you see a yellow or red dot, that means the service is down, simply wait for Apple to fix it.

system status

2# Sign out & in iCloud

The videos may not be backed up to iCloud owing to a technical fault. Signing out of your iCloud and then signing back in is usually sufficient. It is a straightforward yet actually effective solution.

To sign out iCloud account, go to the Settings app on your iPhone > tap your profile iCloud > scroll down and find Sign Out > Enter your password to confirm.   

sign out

Wait for second and back to Settings to log in your account.

3# Force restart iPhone

When you encounter any issue on iPhone, this is the first thing you can do. Force restarting the iPhone might assist in clearing the data cache and fixing minor problems that cause the photos and videos not uploading to iCloud.

● Force restart iPhone 8 and later with Face ID:
Quickly press and release the Volume Up button > Quickly press and release the Volume Down button > Press and hold the Side/Power button until the Apple logo appears.

● Force restart iPhone 7/7 Plus:
Press and hold the Top button and Volume Down button together > Release both buttons when the Apple logo appears.

● Force restart iPhone 6s, SE and earlier with Home button:
Hold down the Home button and the Top (or Side) button at the same time > Release both buttons when the Apple logo appears.

force restart iPhone

4# Check network condition

Any issues with the network may lead to videos not uploading to iCloud from iPhone problem. To upload files to iCloud, a stable Internet connection is required. Please make sure your iPhone has connected to a stable Wi-Fi. You may turn on and off Airplane mode to refresh the Internet.

5# Disable Low Data mode

If you enabled upload files to iCloud using Cellular data, an enabled Low Data Mode may explain why your large video not uploading to iCloud. Low Data Mode will restrict your apps on iPhone to use your network data.

Follow the steps below to have a check and make sure you have disabled the Low Data mode.

Go to the Settings on your iPhone > Tap Cellular > Navigate to Cellular Data Options > Locate Low Data Mode to make sure it is off.

low data mode

6# Check iCloud Photos settings

If you still have trouble uploading videos via iCloud, you may need to make sure you have enabled iCloud Library on iPhone.

Go to Settings > Tap on [your name] > Tap iCloud > Photos > Make sure iCloud Photos are enabled.

turn on iCloud Photos

If you’d like to view or edit iPhone/iPad videos on PC, the iCloud Photos on your connected PC with the same Apple ID should also be enabled.

7# Update iOS to the latest version

Apple continues to release new iOS updates to fix glitches and bugs in operating systems. You can try to update to the newest iOS to fix the bug that may cause the iPhone videos not uploading to iCloud issue.

Go to the Settings app on your iPhone > General > Software Update. If there is a new iOS version, download and install it.

iOS software update

Bonus: Faster way to transfer videos from iPhone to PC

What do you upload videos to iCloud for? For a backup or for sharing among your iPhone, iPad, and computer? If it is the case, I’d like to recommend you a more professional iOS data backup and transfer tool called - FoneTool.

As one of the best iCloud alternatives for iPhone/iPad/iPod, it has got the following features and advantages.
✔ No Internet requirement. A physical connection between iPhone and computer promises a quick and stable transfer process without Internet influence.
✔ Preview and select videos to transfer. You are enabled to preview and transfer only wanted videos, as well as photos, music, contacts among iOS devices and computer.
✔ Without Apple ID limitation. It's easy to transfer videos, photos from one iCloud account to another using FoneTool, which offers you more convenience.

For better illustration, the followings will show you how to transfer videos from iPhone to PC using FoneTool. First thing first, free download FoneTool to your computer.

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Step 1. Connect iPhone to computer with USB > Launch FoneTool, and click Phone Transfer > Click Get Started under iPhone to PC option.

go to transfer

Step 2. Check Videos to preview and select the videos you’d like to save to PC > Click OK to confirm.

choose videos

Step 3. Finally, choose a destination from Transfer Settings to save these videos > Click Start Transfer to begin.

start transfer videos

If you need to transfer these videos to your iPad or any other iOS devices, you can rely on the PC to iPhone transfer solution in FoneTool.


Hope the 7 solutions in this guide can help you out of the issue - videos not uploading to iCloud. Instead of backing up videos to iCloud, you can also try a third-party tool like FoneTool to manage your iOS data with no effort. If this guide helps you, please share it with others.

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