iCloud Drive Not Syncing? How to Solve iCloud Sync Issues

iCloud Drive Not Syncing

iCloud Drive may stop syncing on your computer, probably due to a connection error or a login error on your PC. To fix the iCloud Drive Not Syncing error quickly, follow the below-mentioned steps.

For Windows computers:

  1. First, click the iCloud icon at the system tray and select Open iCloud Settings.
  2. In the iCloud app, check the iCloud Drive checkbox.
  3. Click the Apply button and close the app.
  4. Relaunch the iCloud app and click the Open iCloud Drive button to check if you can access your files.
  5. Open the default browser and go to Apple’s System Status page.
  6. Check whether iCloud Drive’s status.
  7. If it is indicated with a red-colored dot, wait for a few hours and start syncing your iCloud Drive.
  8. Otherwise, open the Task Manager by pressing the Ctrl + Alt + Delete shortcut keys.
  9. Click the Processes tab and select the iCloud programs running on your Windows computer.
  10. After selecting all the iCloud processes, click the End task button.
  11. This will force stop the iCloud services for a while.
  12. Relaunch the iCloud app and check if the syncing problem has been resolved.
  13. If the problem persists, check the disk space.
  14. Update the iCloud app. Log out and sign in again to your iCloud account.

For Mac computers:

  • On your Mac, click the Apple menu available at the top-left corner of the screen.
  • Select the System Preferences option from the drop-down menu and click the iCloud icon.
  • Select iCloud Drive and check your Apple ID and iCloud drive settings.
  • If necessary, update the macOS to the latest version.
  • Check whether you have a standard Internet connection on your Mac.
  • Check whether you have enough iCloud storage.
  • If the problem remains unresolved, perform a hard restart on your Mac by clicking the Apple menu followed by Restart.
  • This will fix the iCloud Drive Not Syncing problem of your iCloud Drive.