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Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom how to upload video to iCloud using your iPhone or a PC.

iCloud Photos lets you securely store your photos and videos on Apple’s servers and seamlessly sync your images across all your Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV).

Upload videos to iCloud:

How to upload videos to iCloud

Four conditions must be met for iPhone videos to appear in your iCloud library:

  1. Check that you have iCloud Photos enabled in Settings.

    Go to Settings → Your Name → iCloud → Photos → and turn on iCloud Photos.
    Turning on iCloud Photos in iPhone settings

  2. The videos should be in the Photos app.

    Open Photos → Albums → Recents and make sure the video files are in the album.
    Recents album in the iPhone Photos app

  3. Make sure you have enough iCloud storage available.

    Go to Settings → Your Name → iCloud and check how much storage is available.
    How to upload video to iCloud

  4. Check the upload speed of your internet connection.

    Good upload speed is required for your videos to get to iCloud quickly.
    Use speedtest.net to check the upload speed. If the upload speed is low, use WiFi or check with your mobile network operator.
    Testing iPhone upload speed


    To keep track of the upload progress, go to Photos → Albums → Recents and scroll to the bottom of the screen.Upload video to iCloud

How to upload videos to iCloud from PC

Uploading videos to iCloud from your computer is much easier.

To upload videos to iCloud from PC, follow the steps:

  1. Download and install CopyTrans Cloudly.
    The program helps you manage your iCloud photo library from your PC.Download CopyTrans Cloudly for free

  2. If you need help installing the program, please refer to the installation guide.

  3. Run the program and log in to your iCloud account.iCloud login in CopyTrans Cloudly

    We use SSL connection to exchange data with iCloud and guarantee 100% safety: you can read more about SSL connection on Wikipedia to make sure.

  4. Then, click Upload.CopyTrans Cloudly upload button

  5. Select the videos you wish to upload from your PC and click Open.Selecting videos for uploading to iCloud

    The supported video formats are MOV, MP4, M4V.

  6. After that, confirm the upload by clicking OK.CopyTrans Cloudly video upload confirmation

  7. Wait while the program is doing the job.Upload videos to iCloud from PC

  8. Check the result on icloud.com.Videos uploaded to iCloud from PC with CopyTrans Cloudly

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