iphone 6 Unable to share photos, says "There was an error while preparing to share”

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The problem is reported by many Apple iphone, iPad  customer that they can't view or send photos, videos using any of share features on iOS 8. When the users try to do so iphone will pop up with error message "There was an error while preparing to share. Please try again later”. Before trying any solution make sure your iClound have enough space and even iphone/ipad have some extra space for doing the transfer.

Below are the lists of possible fixes for the issue that may help to fix the issue:


How to fix apple iphone issue unable to share photos:

Fix 1 :  Go to iCloud-> and make sure Photo Library enabled and Optimize iPhone Storage is checked. Log out of iCloud then log in back. At first, you may feel that all your cloud pictures/albums were removed from the phone. But it may take a few minutes for everything to download again. I have over 2k photos and 15+ albums so it took a bit for it all to come back. After it try to do the share again, it is possible that you still see same error similar to original issue but a few minutes later it may work for you.


Fix 2 : Best solution for this problem is by the following these steps
1-"General settings"
2-"Accessibility"
3- "reduced mention"
4- turn it off or on which ever you didn't have.
5- Try again in few minutes.


Fix 3: An easier solution. Just go to Settings > Click on your name > iCloud > Photos > turn off iCloud Photo Library and turn it on again. When you turn it off, choose "Remove from iPhone".


Fix 4:  A bit of a pain as you need to shut off Find My Phone, remove and reload iphotos.

Comments

Yipsi said…
Hello. Fix 3 was what really worked for me. I turned off Icloud photo library and removed it. Then added it again and magically I could share the pictures!
Patti Komline said…
It worked! I've been trying to fix this for days. Thank you!
Patti Komline said…
This was a huge help. I've been trying to fix this problem for days! Thank you.
Thakur said…
Good to hear that :)
Thakur said…
Great news :)
Unknown said…
Ok so I tried fix 3 and when I hit rermove from iPhone it removed 3 years worth of pics from iPhone. Now where are they?
SNOW PANTH said…
UMMMMMMMMMM ok so I tried fix 3 and pushed remove from iPhone. And it did what it said....... removed 3 years of pics from my phone. Where are they?!?!
Thakur said…
After turning off iCloud library and removing it, add it again. You should be able to share the phots on your iphone. Have a good day.
Cassie Diamond said…
Did Snow Panth get it figured out. I too did fix #3 and worried if my video/pictures are gone!!
Unknown said…
Same thing it jus deleted over 1600 pics and I turned it back on and they aren't here!!! How do I get my pics back???
I tried this and it deleted over 1600 pics and turned it back on and they aren't here... how do I get my pics back??
DebTee said…
I tried all of these but they did not work for me. It appears that I'm signing in, but when I go to the Settings screen it asks me to sign in. I've signed in 20 times but it just continues to ask me to do it again. So frustrated!
Unknown said…
Thanks you sir.. it was a great help. Fixed my problem.
Anonymous said…
After I turned off the library and removing [which scared me since there were over 4000 pics] i turned it back on. It took a while for the library to upload all the pics back to the phone again. Sharing seems to be working fine again and I think all of the pics are still there.
Anonymous said…
Fix 3 is a little nerve-wracking while doing it but it solved my problem--thank you!
TheScojo said…
As an added possibility to fix this issue, make sure you are not currently in "Low Power Mode".
Go into your battery settings to ensure "Low Power Mode" is off.

I had the same issue and this was my fix.

Cheers
Anonymous said…
I tried fix 3 and not photos were retrieved. Please let me know how to get those back...
Anonymous said…
I followed fix 3 but not all photos were retrieved. How do get it back?
I just tried fix #3 and now all of my photos are gone . How do I get them back ?!!?
Anonymous said…
Fix 2 worked for me....so glad I googled this. Needed pictures for a school project that I could not get off my phone.... Thanks
Nicole Florio said…
Please before trying fox 3. Check the low battery mode. If your phone is plugged in and charging it may still be on low battery mode. As soon as i switched it off problem solved.
Anonymous said…
So I did this and not only did I lose ALL MY PICTURES but it didn’t work
Anonymous said…
I’ve tried fix 3 and turned my battery off low battery mode, however photos are still not making their way back. Any help?
Anonymous said…
Please can someone help I have tried fix 3 and all of my photos have gone and I have turned I cloud library back on and no photos have come back what has happened and how do I get my photos back??
Anonymous said…
Switching off Low Power Mode worked for me!
swapna said…
Please can someone help me out on this.. I have tried fix 3 and all of my photos have gone and I have turned I cloud library back on and no photos have come back what has happened and how do I get my photos back??

Please help me out here.
Anonymous said…
Please can someone help I have tried fix 3 and all of my photos have gone and I have turned I cloud library back on and no photos have come back what has happened and how do I get my photos back??
Anonymous said…
Please can someone help me out here I have tried fix 3 and all of my photos have gone and I have turned I cloud library back on and no photos have come back what has happened and how do I get my photos back??
Anthea Page said…
I have tried fix 3, switched off icloud library, but now there is no icloud library button appearing so I can't switch it back on! Can you help?
Susanp said…
Good grief, I also did fix 3 and most of my pictures have disappeared! I’m heartbroken! Low battery mode was off and continues to be off. Are these pictures gone forever (sob) or can they be retrieved? Would greatly appreciate your assistance. I feel like an idiot for blindly following #3 without doing further research.
Anonymous said…
I did fix 3 but my photos haven’t returned help me please ASAP
Anonymous said…
Check low power mode 1st
Susanp said…
I did Fix 3 and was horrified with the rest of you that my photos (at least most of them) appeared to have left the building (along with Elvis) BUT, magically, after 48 nerve racking hours, they did reload to (or from) the Cloud. At some point, I had a choice to pause the upload, or continue it, when going in thru the photo icon (rather than your camera icon), and for the duration, I could not get any "news" from my daily news update icon. Finally did a hard reset to clear its sinuses. Voila! But it is a hearstopper for a couple of days. I suspect you have all found your pix by now.
I'm having the same issue; neither #1 or #2 worked and am terrified at the thought of losing my photos for #3.
Anonymous said…
I just tried fix #3 and most of my pictures are one. How do I get them back?
😪😪😪
Zanele Madonono said…
Please if anyone managed to get their pictures back will you share how you did it. Thanks
Debi Covington said…
Worked for me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pictures came back on board slowly but surely!
Anonymous said…
I tried fix #1 but my photos are still missing. I turned off low power mode and nothing. I wasn’t able to share photos from the last week of vacation. After going through fix 1, the photos I did post ha e shown up.
Much help would be appreciated.
Anonymous said…
Panicked for a bit as only a few pictures had returned. I then switched my phone off.
Walked away for a bit , turned the phone back on, all my images have retired and can be shared/send fabulous, thanks.
WHS Services said…
Low power mode switched off and worked, I also use google photos as a backup
Anonymous said…
LOW power mode first make sure you are on a iCloud backup plan before method 3 & I use google photos I don’t trust apple
Anonymous said…
All I had to do was turn my low power mode off and it worked
dirk41nowitzki said…
Same thing happened to me when I did fix #3. I lost all of my photos and videos. However, after following people’s advice, my photos and videos were back within eight hours.
Katie Meara said…
My pictures came back, but still get Unable to Share message. What else works?
Anonymous said…
just switch the low power mode off.
Anonymous said…
SWITCH LOW BATTERY MODE TO off AND IT WILL WORK
Anonymous said…
Fix # 1
It actually deleted all of my pics, it’s been 5 days and I only have 6 of the 100+ pictures.
Anonymous said…
My low battery mode already is off. Not helping
Lindi said…
I lost all my sons pictures because of fix 3. Don’t do it. He’s less than two months old and all of those precious memories from his smile to him sneezing while taking a photo they’re gone and I can’t get them back to put in his album. He is my first child so this is truly upsetting.
Admin said…
Hi Lindi and all others, As the fix 3 says you have only turned off the sync from iCloud and that does not mean you have deleted any of your photos. After turning on the sync please wait for sometime and give idle condition to your iPhone to re-sync to iCloud again like connected to wifi,locked,charging and no low power mode etc. Your photo should sync back. if you can't wait, pls go and check in iCloud library they must be there.
Seda Akay said…
İ tried the Solution 3 and lost lots of photos; reactive photo stream and wait but did not fix my lost photo problem. Than check them on iCloud photos from web; but still could not find these lost photoa on iCloud also. What could happen?
Anonymous said…
#2 worked for me!! So helpful and easy.
Anonymous said…
Option #3 worked beautifully. I just left on my phone with full power mode enabled and it only took a day or so to get the images back onto my phone. and now no problem sharing. thanks to everyone who contributed to this thread. you are all very helpful.
DEE SHAPIRO said…
I did option 3 and I have no photos on my phone. PLEASE help
DEE SHAPIRO said…
I tried option #3 and have no photos. I turned power on and off and have no photos after several hours. Now I am trying iCloud back up.
Anonymous said…
I tried option 3, lost llots of photos. Communicate with apple support, but could not find any solution. Im very sad:(

MC

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