6 Ways to Fix Apple Journal Not Syncing With iCloud on iPhone

With the iCloud enabled for the Apple Journal app, all of your journals are synced seamlessly with other devices. Hence, they not only stay accessible from everywhere but also remain secure. While this seamless syncing is reliable, it’s not immune to discrepancies. So, if you have noticed that your journals are not syncing with iCloud, we’ve got you covered with some workable tips and tricks to fix the issue. Keep reading to…

Fix Apple Journal Not Syncing With iCloud on iPhone

What has caused the syncing issue with the Apple Journal app? Looking at the problems, things like the lack of enough cloud storage, iCloud server issues, and a software bug could be in contention. That aside, I won’t rule out the possibility of a wrong configuration either.

1. Make Sure You Have Enough iCloud Storage

To begin with, be sure you have enough iCloud storage. If your iCloud storage is cluttered for space, the syncing issue could be due to this very reason. 

  • Go to the Settings app on your iPhone -> Apple ID banner -> iCloud -> Now, take a look at the amount of available and used storage.
  • If the cloud storage is clogged up, tap on Manage Account Storage -> Then, have a look at each app and the amount of storage each one has taken up. 
  • After that, clean up the clutter by getting rid of the useless cloud backup.
Manage iCloud storage

2. Disable/Enable iCloud for Apple Journal 

Now, it would be better to refresh the iCloud syncing for the Apple Journal app. 

  • On your iPhone, open the Settings app -> Apple ID banner -> iCloud -> Show All.
  • Now, turn off the toggle next to the Journal app. 
  • Next, restart your iPhone and then turn on the iCloud syncing for the Journal app. 
Enable iCloud Syncing for Apple Journal

3. Make Sure That the iCloud Server is Not Down. 

If the Apple Journal app is not still syncing with iCloud, ensure that the iCloud server is not down. To find the exact status of the cloud server, go to the Apple System Status web page -> Then, make sure that the iCloud Backup is up and running. 

4. Update the Software Update 

Should the iCloud syncing continue to ill-function for the Apple Journal app, try updating the software. You guessed it! Now, I’m pointing my fingers at a possible software bug that could be hindering the stock journal app from syncing with the iCloud.

  • To get going, launch the Settings app -> Scroll down a bit, and choose -> General -> Software Update. 
Choose software update

5. Sign Out Of Apple ID and Sign Back In 

On some occasions, signing out of Apple ID and signing back in can help you resolve the journal syncing problem. 

  • To do so, open the Settings app on your iPhone -> your profile -> Sign Out.
  • Do not forget to keep a copy of everything for enhanced protection. 
  • Next, head into the Settings app -> tap on Sign In, and then do the needful. 
Securely Sign Out Of Apple ID on iPhone and iPad

6. Factory Reset Your iPhone

Well, this one has managed to help me fix the iCloud syncing problem with the Apple Journal app. So, I would like to pitch this solution as well. But before you go ahead with it, note that it cleans up the entire custom settings and returns everything back to the default state. Nonetheless, it doesn’t touch any media and data in the process.

  • To factory reset your iPhone, navigate to the Settings -> choose General.
  • Now, scroll all the way to the bottom of the screen and select Transfer or Reset iPhone -> Reset -> Reset -> Reset All Settings. 
Reset All Settings

Wrapping up…

That’s pretty much it! I hope your Apple Journal app has started to sync with iCloud all over again. Now that you have gotten the better of the issue, feel free to share your feedback and the tip that has enabled you to fix the problem. 

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Rajesh Mishra

Editor-in-Chief: Rajesh Mishra (Your beloved “R.K” 360 Reader Voice) is a Shakespearean poet at heart who turned a tech nerd while having a secret rendezvous with iPhone 4. When that rendezvous turned obsession, he let go of his hard-core political journalism in favour of the lifelong love-affair with technology. In a career spanning one and a half decades, Mr. Mishra has crafted over 8K articles and around 2K YouTube videos. He is probably the only journalist alive with this unique achievement. When he is not at his desk, you may find him either engrossed in a Deathmatch or chasing Wordsworth!

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