iCloud backup is the best way to securely save our iPhone or iPad data including photos and videos. If you are using iCloud services for years then you might probably run into some issue while retrieving data from the iCloud. “Can’t Download iCloud Photos On iPhone or iPad” is one of the most common issues faced by users.
Sometimes iCloud does not work smoothly and sometimes iCloud photos and not downloading to your iPhone or iPad. Many factors are taken into consideration when the user is trying to restore data from iCloud. Here I will explain all of the solutions that you can perform to resolve this issue at home within five to ten minutes.
How To Resolve Can’t Download iCloud Photos On iPhone or iPad Issue
Here are some of the factors that stop iCloud from restoring data to your iPhone or iPad even if you are commanding your device to perform the task. Users usually take it as a bug in iCloud, However, iCloud is following strict protocols from Apple to protect your data from getting corrupted and to provide maximum security to user data.
Check Internet Connection
The first thing that the user should check is the internet connection. iCloud requires a fast and stable internet connection to perform flawlessly.
If you are using mobile data then you should switch to a WiFi connection, and then check if your data is being restored or not.
Disable Low Power Mode
If your iPhone or iPad is on Low Power Mode then you have to switch it off in order to restore data from iCloud. Whenever Low Power Mode is activated on your device the iCloud will not download or restore any photos from iCloud.
The battery indicator on the top right corner of your device screen will turn yellow if you are using Low Power Mode. You can easily turn Low Power Mode off from the notification center on IOS and iPad OS.
Check Device Storage Space
It is better to check the storage space on your iPhone or iPad. If there is not enough storage space then the iCloud will not download or restore any photos from iCloud.
To check the storage space on your iPhone or iPad then go to Settings > General > Storage. Here you will see the total available storage and the total used storage by different apps.
If your device storage space is full then you should make some storage space by removing or deleting apps and data that are not used by you.
Re-Sign Into iCloud
There can be some issues in signing into iCloud, this can also cause issues while restoring data. Just to be cautious remove your iCloud account and then Re-Sign the same iCloud account to resolve this issue. Here is how you can do it.
Open Settings > Apple ID, scroll down to the end of the page. Here you will see a “Sign out” button click on it to sign out your iCloud ID. From here you can also re-enter your iCloud ID to re-sign into iCloud.
This process also refreshes the syncing process too.
Reboot Your Device
Sometimes there can be an issue with your Apple device rather than an issue in iCloud. You can easily resolve maximum issues on iPhone or iPad by simply restarting it.
If you are using an iPhone without a physical home button then you can press the power button and the volume up button to enter the shutdown menu. From here you can turn off your device.
If you are using iPhone or iPad with a physical home button then you just have to press the power button to enter the shutdown menu.
Toggle iCloud Photos Off And On (Last Resort)
Disclaimer: If you are thinking of toggling the iCloud Photos off and on then wait. This process may result in permeant loss of photos data from your device or even iCloud. User have to be fully prepare to toggle iCloud photos off and on. Don’t toggle the switch off and on unless you have a full device backup.
First, make a full backup of your iPhone or iPad before toggling this switch. Failure to have a complete backup of your device may result in permanent photo data loss.
Now, make sure that iCloud Photos is enabled on your iOS device, and even if it is enabled already, toggle it off and turn it back on again. This toggle will force the iCloud to sync your photos again. To perform this task open Settings > Photos > iCloud Photos.
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