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Can I get some help with some issues I have with my iCloud Photos Library?

Taddeo Zacchini

New member
Mar 10, 2015
iCloud Photos Library stucks and issues

Overall I'm not super happy with the status of the iCloud Photo Library Beta...

I have restored my iPhone (iOS 8.1.3) from an iCloud backup and it has been stuck in "downloading xxx" for 3 days, with the same amount of photos. I have tried to turn iCloud Library off, or restart the device, but nothing changes.

On top of that, photos store on the cloud on iOS 8 are completely broke: 90% of them are all empty, and if I tap on one, it start loading for a quarter and then freezes.

Also, on the Photo Mac app, while it has uploaded all my 50k photos, it doesn't sync properly with my iOS devices: if I delete something on my iPhone, it doesn't get deleted on my Mac (even if I deleting the pics from the "recent delete" folder).

The result is a not consistent experience, and not proper sync between devices. And this should be the main feature.

I know it's a beta, but this is pretty painful... And I not sure at this stage Apple will address these issues. If it doesn't, I think it's a pretty big fall on their side. :/

Anyone in the same boat?


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Well-known member
Oct 22, 2010
Re: iCloud Photos Library stucks and issues

Sounds like you might consider an Apple GeniusBar visit...