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Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom how to upload videos 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). But there can appear some questions:

❓ Why can I not upload videos to iCloud?
❓ How do I manually save videos to iCloud?
❓ How do I save files to iCloud only?
❓ Why can’t I find my video on iCloud?
❓ How long does it take for a video to upload to iCloud?

Please, don’t worry! We are here to help you and resolve all your problems and answer your questions! Here are two solutions for you:

Upload videos to iCloud:

iCloud videos

How to upload videos to iCloud from PC

With iCloud for Windows, you can use your Windows computer to upload photos and videos to iCloud Photos. However, many users report that the app is unstable and buggy, with unintuitive and confusing interface.

Luckily, you can get things done with an alternative way – CopyTrans Cloudly that is easy to navigate and can upload big amounts of data to iCloud in just a couple of clicks.

💗 What CopyTrans Cloudly can transfer for you:

Videos: upload MOV, MP4, M4V files to iCloud;

Photos: upload HEIC, JPEG, PNG images to iCloud in great numbers;

👍 After you’ve uploaded your files to iCloud, you can move or delete them from the PC folder – they will still be available in iCloud.

Uploading videos to iCloud using CopyTrans Cloudly is easy. Here is what you need to do:

  1. Download and install CopyTrans Cloudly.
    The program helps you manage your iCloud photo library from your PC. Get a free test version

  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

CopyTrans Cloudly also can:

  • Rescue your permanently deleted photos from Apple servers.

  • Download all iCloud photos to PC in one go.

  • Delete all iCloud photos if necessary.

Try CopyTrans Cloudly for free

How to upload video to iCloud

YouTube tutorial

How to upload videos to iCloud from iPhone

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


Now you know how to upload video to cloud in two different ways. In the end, it all boils down to what is more convenient for you. If you want to easily sync videos to iCloud from PC in batches – CopyTrans Cloudly is your choice.

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