How to Backup iPhone or iPad to iCloud

How to Backup iPhone or iPad to iCloud

iCloud backup

iCloud is the cloud data storage service from Apple, and iCloud backups are backups of your iPhone or iPad on remote servers hosted by Apple. All iCloud backups are encrypted and secured by default, and all iCloud backups are attached to the Apple ID in use with your Apple products.

iCloud backups will include all data on the iPhone or iPad, including photos, notes, movies, account information, login details, documents, settings, preferences, and more.


How to backup iPhone or iPad to iCloud

Every iPhone and iPad user should be in the habit of regularly backing up their iOS device. One of the easiest ways to backup an iPhone or iPads with iCloud.

Many users are unfamiliar with the process of backing up iPhone or iPad to iCloud, but this tutorial aims to detail the entire process of insuring the backups for iCloud are enabled, and demonstrating how to initiate an immediate backup of the active iOS device to iCloud. This article will also answer some common questions about iCloud backups, including what iCloud is, what is backed up to iCloud, and when iCloud backups happen.

How to Backup to iCloud from iPhone or iPad

Backing up an iPhone or iPad to iCloud is achieved via the Settings app on the device. The process is the same on both iPad and iPhone, though the settings look slightly different due to the different screen size of each device.

    • Be sure the iPhone or iPad is connected to a wi-fi network
    • Open the “Settings” app on the iPhone or iPad, the Settings app icon is gray and looks like gears

Settings icon

    • Tap on your name at the top of the Settings app to access your iCloud and Apple ID settings

Tap your name to access iCloud settings

    • Tap on “iCloud” to access iCloud settings

Tap to access iCloud settings and iCloud backups

    • Under the iCloud section, scroll down and tap on “iCloud Backup”

Tap on iCloud Backups

    • Make sure the ‘iCloud Backup’ is toggled to the ON position
    • Tap on “Back Up Now” to start an iCloud backup immediately of the current device

Tap Back Up Now to backup iOS to iCloud right away

  • Let the iCloud backup complete


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