iCloud is a wonderful service – having the benefit of taking a video on your iPhone and instantly watching it on your Mac or iPad works magically. Not only that, but it also allows you to store thousands of photos and videos in a shared album so you can distribute them automatically. However, iCloud is not always perfect. Sometimes you run into an iCloud issue you’ve never seen before. Fortunately, there are thousands of people who have already had these problems and managed to solve them. If you have these common iCloud issues, here’s how to fix them.
Your device cannot connect to iCloud
It does not matter which Apple device you have; it automatically connects to iCloud when online. Along with iCloud, all of Apple’s cloud-based services also work instantly. But if a system does not work for you, it may not be at your end.
To make sure it’s you, not Apple, go to Apple’s system status site and check its services. If it has a green color, it means that it works fine. If not, it’s Apple’s problem and you’ll have to wait until they solve it. But if that’s your problem, fix it right away.
If you do not connect to iCloud, Apple may have updated its terms and conditions, and you will need to agree to them in order to continue using iCloud Services. You’ll have to go to yours Settings, press your Apple ID, and review all new terms and conditions you need to read and accept.
If that does not work, you may need to log out and log back in. Just do the following.
- Go to on your iPhone Settings.
- Push your name.
- Scroll down to the bottom and press log out.
- You may need to enter yours Apple ID password.
- You will need to choose what information you want to keep on your iPhone.
- Confirm that you want to log off.
- sign in again.
iCloud does not sync data across all your devices
iCloud usually syncs everything across all your devices automatically. Whether it’s photos, contacts or other files, they should go directly to your iCloud or at least on Wi-Fi. That said, there may be times when it does not happen as easily as it should. In these cases, there are a few things you can try.
- First, make sure your Apple ID is the same on both devices. If not, you can sign out and then use the correct Apple ID and see if that fixes the issue.
- If it does not cut it, you can restart your device and see if it fixes it. If not, you can also sign in and out of your Apple ID, as we explained earlier.
- Finally, you can restart your Wi-Fi connection or connect to a stronger network to see if it fixes it.
Third-party apps are not stored on iCloud
Apple apps are not the only ones using iCloud. Some third-party apps and games ask permission to use it as well. But sometimes, even if you give them access, they still do not work properly. If that happens, make sure apps have access to your iCloud.
- Just go to Settings, press your Apple ID, and then press iCloud and switch to the desired app.
- If the app is already on, try turning it off and on again.
- And if it does not do the trick, try deleting it and reinstalling it. Remember though; you may lose all data already stored on your iPhone.
Your device or Apple ID is not supported
There are some cases where you can create an unsupported Apple ID. It’s very rare, but when it does, it’s causing problems with your iCloud connection. An Apple ID should work with iCloud if it also works with iTunes or App Store services, but if it does not and you just created it, you can create a new one to avoid more problems. ICloud can also act as unsupported when there is a problem with your iPad or iPhone. If any of these cases occur, your best bet is to contact Apple Support for further instructions on how to resolve the issue.
There is an iCloud authentication error when signing in
This issue occurs when you are unable to sign in to iCloud when entering an incorrect password or username, but there is still an authentication error even when using the correct ones. This means that you will need to go to the Apple ID website and sign in with your Apple ID username and password again. If there is still a problem, you can click on Forgot your Apple ID or password and follow the steps given by the site.
Insufficient iCloud storage
With so many iPhone backups, photos, and apps using iCloud, you may be running out of space faster than you think. There are two ways to solve this problem. You can either clear your storage space or buy more storage space. Now, the second option is not an option for many of us, especially if you are already paying for iCloud storage. To go the cheaper route, like most of us, delete some files and unnecessary data you have saved. Here’s how you do it:
- Go to Settings app.
- Press your Apple ID.
- choose iCloud.
- Press Manage storage.
- Tap any app or game you want to delete.
- Press Delete data …
- Press Delete.
You must constantly sign in to iCloud
While this issue does not happen as much as it used to, there may be times when iCloud asks you to sign in again out of nowhere, over and over again. It happens to the best of us, but there are many ways to solve it.
- You can try restarting your Apple device to see if that fixes the issue.
- If not, try logging out of your Apple ID and then logging in again.
- If this happens on more than one device, it’s probably a problem with iCloud itself. Either that or maybe you want to update your password and see if that solves the problem.
- If it is only one device, try resetting it. Remember that this will delete all your information, so be sure to create a backup in advance.