Fixed: “Waiting for” Message

Recently, one of my friends faced an issue while downloading photos from their iCloud account. When she selects the group of photos to download to her laptop, she gets the pop-up “Waiting for“. And also, she can’t download 20–40 photos at a time. She had only downloaded one image at a time. If you are facing the same problem, then you will definitely get irritated like us. But after that, we tried various ways to download the photos. One of the tricks worked. So here I’ll share those with you to overcome this issue. Let’s see what it is.

See also: Fixed: Can’t Import Photos From iPhone To PC

Use File Transfer Application:

Airdrop for Mac

“Waiting for” message

Try Airdrop to send your cloud photos to a Mac. It’s an effective way to share a group of photos easily. So you can use Airdrop to download your iCloud photos.

NitroShare for PC

NitroShare for transfer iCloud photo into your PC

If you want to download your iCloud photos to a PC/Laptop, then you can use There is not only NitroShare there are a number of apps available for downloading photos.

Before downloading, review Selected Photos:

Sometimes, if you download videos and photos at the same time, it may also cause this issue. Because videos take up too much space. So try to download the photos and videos separately.

Use the iCloud app:

You can even download your photos via the iCloud App. This helps to download the Photos in a safe manner.

To do that,

iCloud app for Mac, PC, Window

  • Then open it and select the photos that you want to download.
  • Next, click the download option.
  • And if you have any other format files like heic, you can use a heic file converter to convert them into jpg format.
  • Wait a few minutes until it completely downloads. Usually, it takes a little bit of time to download the photos and videos.


That’s it, guys. I hope this helps to solve your problem with the “Waiting for” message. So far, Apple has not officially resolved this issue; if there is another solution, I will undoubtedly be pinned in the comments section. So let’s check in the future in case you still face this issue. And if you have any doubts or suggestions, let me know through the comment area below. Thank you and please keep supporting

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