iCloud Windows 10 Not Syncing PC
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As you might already know, iCloud Drive aids you to ensure all your files are kept up to date on all your devices, which is even more comfortable to use on iPhone/iPad in iOS 11 with the help of the ever-useful Files App.

In summary, if you have turned iCloud Drive on your Windows PC, Mac, and iOS devices, all documents and files can be kept on all these devices, just the way you want. However, the “iCloud Drive not syncing” problem keeps being a regular pain in the neck for iPhone owners.

Not to worry though, because there are solutions to these issues that will get rid of the problem once and for all. This tutorial will break down the fixes in ways you will understand. See iCloud For Windows 10 Is Not Syncing On PC [Working Fix]:

iCloud Windows 10 Not Syncing PC
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How Can I Fix iCloud Drive Not Syncing On Windows 10/Mac/iPhone?

1. Check your Apple ID and iCloud Drive Settings:

It does not matter how troublesome your device is, whether Windows PC, Mac or iPhone, you should always confirm that you have signed in to iCloud on these devices with the same Apple ID and always make sure you have set up iCloud Drive properly. Adhere to these instructions to do just that:

  • On iPhone in iOS 11: Head to Settings > [your name] > iCloud and swipe down to activate iCloud Drive.
  • On Windows PC: Launch the desktop App, iCloud, to confirm your iCloud settings, check your Apple ID, and ensure the checkbox close to iCloud Drive is ticked. If not, tick the checkbox and select “Apply.”
  • On Mac: Head to Apple menu > System Preferences > iCloud and then choose “iCloud Drive.”

2. Update to the latest version of iOS:

Is iCloud Drive refusing to sync on your iPhone? Simply update your iOS operating system to the latest version and then check your iCloud Drive documents in the Files App. Head to Settings > General > Software Update and tap “Install Now” if there is a fresh iOS update available.

3. Check the Internet connection on your Mac/Windows PC/iPhone:

If the iCloud Drive refuses to sync or update, you can check the Internet connection on these devices. A working Internet connection is a key part of iCloud Drive syncing. If there is anything wrong with the network connection on your devices, rectify the network related issue and it might fix the “iCloud Drive not syncing” problem.

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4. Hard Restart your Mac or iPhone:

If iCloud Drive does not sync on your Mac or iPhone, perform a hard reset on your device and see how that fixes things once the system process is restarted.

  • On Mac: Head to Apple Menu > Restart.
  • On iPhone X/8/8 Plus: Quickly press and release the Volume Up button, quickly press and release the Volume Down button and then press and hold the Sleep/Wake button (side button) until the Apple logo is visible.

That is that.


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