How To Fix Shared Album Invite Not Showing Up on iPhone

Are you having trouble getting shared album invites to show up on your iPhone?

It can be frustrating when you’re expecting to receive an invitation to a shared album, and it doesn’t come through.

In this blog post, we’ll go over some common reasons why shared album invites might not be showing up on your iPhone or iPad and what you can do to fix this issue.

Whether you’re the one sending the invites or you’re on the receiving end, we’ve got you covered with some easy-to-follow troubleshooting steps.

Enable iCloud Photos and Shared Albums

Before sending or receiving an invitation to a shared album on your iOS device, you must have iCloud Photos and Shared Albums enabled.

To turn on iCloud Photos and Shared Albums on your Apple device, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Select iCloud.
  3. Tap on the Photos option.
  4. Activate the toggle for iCloud Photos and Shared Album.

Do this to all devices you plan to share your photo album with.

Restart your iPhone or iPad

You will need to restart the device if the shared album invite is not going through on your iPhone or iPad.

In most cases, this fixes the problem with the shared album on iPhone that some users have experienced while adding photos or videos.

Connect to the Same Wi-Fi Network

Here is another trick you can attempt if you are still waiting for an email invitation for the shared album.

Ensure that both devices are connecting to the same WiFi network. This may only work for some. But if both devices are within distance, it’s worth a try.

Use an Alternative Sharing Method

Not receiving an invitation to a shared album is a known bug on the iPhone.

Even in the latest iOS update, the issue still needs to be resolved. While we wait for Apple to fix this problem, there is another workaround: AirDrop.

Airdrop may be better than Shared Albums in certain situations where you need to quickly transfer a small number of files to another nearby device.


I hope some of the solutions provided above were able to help you fix the problem with sending or receiving invitations to a shared photo album on your iPhone.

If the invite is not showing up, you should check your internet connection, iCloud Photos settings, and update your device to the latest version.

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