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[Solved]How to Backup iPhone to iCloud

I used to own an Android phone before, but now I changed to use iPhone. I know Apple offers users a great sync service, iCloud where users can backup iPhone data to. But how to backup my iPhone then? Do I need to make a backup manually each time?"


People intend to keep some very important information on their iPhones, whether that’s photos of unforgettable moment or contacts of your most important business partner. Messages, call history, documents, health data, apps and more, all these personal data are stored on iPhone.

iCloud Backup

So you definitely don’t want to lose them.

But accidence happens anywhere and anytime. What would it be if your photos, contacts and everything else was gone due to your iPhone got lost, stolen, or water damaged? If you have an iPhone backup, then you will be safe from losing data because you can recover iPhone data from backups.


Backup is one or more copies of the data saved on computer, other external hard drive or cloud service. You can restore your data in case your original data is lost or damaged. Different backup solutions protect different kinds of data and different combinations of devices.

iCloud might be the first tool jump into your mind.


iCloud is one of the backup solutions on the market that back up your iPhone. It enables you to backup your data to the cloud automatically with a Wi-Fi connection and backs up below data:

Apple provides 5GB free iCloud storage per Apple ID. It will be eaten up quickly if you are backing up your contacts, videos and more data regularly. So you may need to purchase additional iCloud storage.

iTunes and iCloud are different types of backup solutions offered by Apple. Both of them have their advantages and we recommend using them.

Generally speaking,

You can backup iPhone to iTunes, or you can back it up to iCloud. If you do the later, you don’t need to plug your iPhone into a computer or even be at home to back up with iCloud.

How to Backup Your iPhone on iCloud

It’s a great idea to have iCloud backups. If anything happens to your iPhone, you will be able to restore iPhone from iCloud backup anywhere with a Wi-Fi network.

Before you can start backing up to iCloud, you have to make sure that iCloud backups are enabled on your iPhone.

  1. Turn on iCloud Backup on your iPhone by going to Settings – iCloud – Backup – iCloud Backup (If your device is running iOS 7 or earlier, tap Settings – iCloud – Storage & Backup).
  2. Toggle the iCloud Backup switch on.
  3. After iCloud Backup is enabled, iCloud can automatically back up your data each day when your iPhone is plugged in, locked, connected to Wi-Fi and you have enough available space in iCloud for the backup.
Backup iPhone to iCloud

If you want to backup your iPhone manually to iCloud, for example when you’re on the road and haven’t backed up for a while or when you are working away from a power source. Then you can tap on Back Up Now just beyond the iCloud Backup switch.

Please notice that the first backup process will take quite some time, don’t disconnect the network while iCloud is backing up.

After that,

iCloud will only upload the changes you’ve made since the last backup, which is much faster.

Check whether the backup is complete or not by tapping SettingsiCloudStorageManage Storage (iCloud – Storage & BackupManage Storage for earlier version of iOS), and then select your device. The backup you just created should appear in the details with the time and the size of backup.

Back Up to iCloud from A Computer

You can also do this on iTunes when your iPhone is connected to your computer.

Step 1. Launch iTunes on your computer and connect your device to it with USB cable.

Step 2. Click the icon of your iPhone, and then the Summary tab. In the Backups section on the right, choose the iCloud option.

Step 3. In the Backups section on the right, choose the iCloud option.

Backup to iCloud on iTunes

What Won’t Be Backed up Using iCloud

Almost all data and settings are backed up to iCloud. Except for media files synced from your computer won’t be backed up by iCloud and the purchased apps, books, music, movies and TV shows will not be backed up too.

What actually backed up are the links to those items in iTunes Store, App Store and iBookstore.

However, they will be automatically re-downloaded from their respective stores when you restore your iPhone from an iPhone iCloud backup. This means that you will save some iCloud storage space.

How to Manage Your iCloud Backups

iCloud backups are great but it has limited free storage to 5GB. You may find yourself running out of space, especially if you have more than one iOS device and use iCloud for document storage.

Go to SettingsiCloudStorageManage Storage (iCloud Storage & BackupManage Storage for earlier version of iOS). You will see the size of total storage and available storage.

Manage iCloud Backup

Tap on Manage Storage to free up some iCloud space.

For those apps taking up much space and you don’t need to back up actually, you just need to toggle those switches off. It will stop backing up and delete the backup data from iCloud afterward, but all you’re deleting is the data from iCloud backup you will still have the app and its data sitting locally on your iPhone.

Of course,

If you want to backup all data, you can buy more storage according to your need.

Backup iPhone data with iCloud is an easy job for iPhone users though you aren’t familiar with it.


it is also cannot backup and restore data selectively as iTunes.

If you need a convenient and safe tool to backup and restore your iOS data, FoneLab iOS Data Backup & Restore will be a good choice for you.

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Dec 15, 2017 09:00 / Posted by Tag: iPhone Backup iCloud

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