Troubleshooting iCloud Drive Stuck on Uploading Issue on Mac

If you’re experiencing issues with iCloud Drive on your Mac, specifically where the syncing indicator remains stuck on the iCloud sync icon in Finder, you can try the following steps to resolve the problem:

Steps to Resolve the Issue

Step 1: Disconnect from Wi-Fi

  1. Turn off your Mac’s Wi-Fi connection to make it offline. You can do this by clicking on the Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar and selecting “Turn Wi-Fi Off.”

Step 2: Access Activity Monitor

  1. Open the Activity Monitor on your Mac. You can find it in the Utilities folder within the Applications folder, or you can use Spotlight to search for “Activity Monitor.”

Step 3: Find and Terminate the “bird” Process

  1. In the Activity Monitor, locate the “bird” process. This process is responsible for iCloud syncing.

  2. Select the “bird” process and click on the “X” button in the toolbar, or right-click on the process and choose “Quit” to terminate it.

Step 4: Allow System to Recreate the “bird” Process

  1. After terminating the “bird” process, wait for a few moments. The system will automatically recreate the process.

Step 5: Reconnect to Wi-Fi

  1. Turn your Wi-Fi back on by clicking on the Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar and selecting “Turn Wi-Fi On.”

Step 6: Verify iCloud Sync

  1. Check the iCloud sync icon in Finder. It should now sync properly without getting stuck.

By following these steps, you can attempt to resolve the issue of iCloud Drive being stuck on uploading and ensure smooth syncing of your files using iCloud on your Mac.