Phones have become a very essential part of modern-day living. Gone are the days when phones were used primarily for calling and sending text messages thanks to the emergence of smartphones. They can be used in various ways that include getting work done, getting news updates on the go, listening to music, watching videos among other things. Imagine carrying all this information in your pocket. As much as it may sound great, it all comes to bite us back at some point once we lose all this information in one way or another. This can happen if you happen to lose your iPhone or drop it in water which might render it unusable.
Therefore, it is important to ensure that this data is protected as much as possible in a way that you may still be able to recover it should anything happen to your iPhone. The best way to ensure that your data is protected is by backing it up. You can do this through several ways. In this article, we will focus on backing up your iPhone to iCloud. This is the easiest way to back up your data and it is also highly recommended by Apple. Here, you are provided with the opportunity of backing up your data to the cloud automatically with a Wi-Fi connection and back up. Keep reading to find out some of the
steps you can follow to back up your iPhone data to iCloud.
- Ensure that your iPhone is connected to a Wi-Fi network.
- Go to settings > [your name] and tap on the iCloud button. If you are using iOS 10.2 or an earlier version, then go to settings and then scroll down and tap on the iCloud button.
- Scroll down and tap on the “iCloud Backup” button. For those using iOS 10.2 or earlier, you should tap on the “Backup” button. Ensure that iCloud backup is turned on.
- Tap “Backup Now” and make sure that your Wi-Fi connection stays on until the process is complete.
- Make sure that the entire process is finished. You can do this by heading to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Storage > manage storage, and then select your device. You should be able to see your backup details with the time and backup size. For those using iOS 10.2 or earlier versions, then the path should be as follows: Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage.
- Turn your iCloud Backup on by following this path: Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup.
- Ensure your device is connected to a power source.
- Connect to a Wi-Fi network.
- Lock your device’s screen.
- Make sure that there is enough space in iCloud for the Backup.
Automatically back up with iCloud Backup
Your file can also be automatically updated every day to iCloud. The following are the steps you should follow to ensure the files are automatically backed up:
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