Backup your iPhone with iCloud

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How to back up with iCloud

 

One of the iPhone’s tricks is the ability to keep an always up-to-date backup of your info, apps, settings and personal preferences in the cloud. If you switch phones or buy an iPad, log in and all your info comes with you. To set up iCloud backup:

 

1. Connect your device to a Wi-Fi network.

2. Go to Settings > [your name], and tap iCloud.


tap iCloud

 

3. Tap iCloud Backup.


tap iCloud back up

 

4. Tap Back Up Now. Stay connected to your Wi-Fi network until the process completes.

You can check the progress and confirm the backup completed. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup. Under Back Up Now, you'll see the date and time of your last backup.

 

Automatically back up with iCloud Backup

 

To let iCloud automatically back up your device each day, here's what you need to do:

  • Make sure that iCloud Backup is turned on in Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup.
  • Connect your device to a power source.
  • Connect your device to a Wi-Fi network.
  • Make sure that your device's screen is locked.
  • Check that you have enough available space in iCloud for the backup. When you sign in to iCloud, you get 5GB of iCloud storage for free. If you need more iCloud storage, you can buy more from your iPhone.
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