How to fix Steam Deck Cloud Sync error

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How to fix Steam Deck Cloud Sync error

If you are experiencing the Steam Deck Cloud Sync error, we can help!

As with any device, Steam Deck is not immune to issues. From the Steam Deck can’t reach Steam servers issue to the desktop mode not working issue, there are lots of problems you might encounter while using Valve's handheld PC.

In this article, we'll explore the causes of the Steam Cloud Sync error and provide you with some simple and effective solutions to fix the issue and get back to enjoying your games without any interruptions.

What is Steam Deck Cloud Sync error?

The Steam Deck Cloud Sync error occurs when there is a problem syncing game saves between the Steam Deck and the Steam Cloud. This can cause players to lose their progress in a game or experience other issues.

In most cases, the cause of the Steam Deck Cloud Sync error is a platform mismatch. Recent updates to the game may have switched the platform from Proton to native, resulting in compatibility issues.

Steam server issues and inconsistencies or corruption in the game save files are other causes of the Steam Deck Cloud Sync error. To troubleshoot the error, it's essential to identify the underlying cause and take appropriate steps to address it.

How to fix Steam Deck Cloud Sync error

To fix the Steam Deck Cloud Sync error, go into the compatibility settings of the game and force Proton. This should eliminate any compatibility issues between the platforms and allow you to save your game files.

In case the Steam Deck Cloud Sync error persists, you can try the following steps:

  • Check the Steam server status to see if the servers are undergoing maintenance or experiencing downtime. You can go to steamstat(dot)us or DownDetector to see the current server status.
  • Make sure Steam Cloud synchronization is enabled.
  • Check for SteamOS as well as game updates.
  • Try manually syncing the save files.

Hopefully, one of the above solutions will work for you. If not, we recommend you reach out to the Steam Support team directly at to see if they can help you further.

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