Backing up your iPhone to iCloud

iCloud Backup

  • Backs up Pictures, Video, Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Notes, Text messages and Ringtones.
  • Limited storage (5 GB Free, can buy more, 99 cents a month for 50 GB), 21-day temporary backup also available.
  • Must be connected to Wi-Fi.

To make an iCloud Backup:

Recommended: Plug device into power during back up.

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

  2. Tap Settings, then tap Your Name Badge at the top of your screen, then tap iCloud, then tap iCloud Backup.

  3. Make sure iCloud Backup is turned on.

    iCloud backup turned on

  4. Tap Back Up Now. You must stay connected to your Wi-Fi network until completed.

  5. After your backup has completed, it will update the Latest Backup time.

If you are looking to move your data from an old phone to a new phone, you can save an iCloud backup larger than 5 GB for free.  The temporary backup will be good for 21 days. To use this feature, tap Settings, then tap General, then scroll down to the bottom and tap Transfer or Reset iPhone. Tap Get Started, then tap Continue, and then tap Done to start the back up.


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