Meet the iCloud backup failed problem? Looking for ways to solve the iPhone won’t backup to iCloud issue? Here are some quick fixes for you to solve the problem.
Question: “I’ve been having issues with backing up to iCloud. I plug my device into a power source then go to my settings iCloud back up, then check on backup. It does its thing for a few seconds then I lock my phone then when I unlock my phone and check, it says “couldn’t be backed up”.
— A User from iMore Forums
It is a well-known fact for every iPhone user that Apple provides you two common ways for backing up an iDevice: with iTunes or iCloud. This usually goes off without a hitch, but unexpected things happen somewhile. We have talked about how to solve the iPhone won’t backup to iTunes issue, in this post, we are going to help you fix the iPhone backup problem with iCloud. First, we have listed some potential solutions for you to solve the problem. Second, if these solutions are not helpful, we have recommended an alternative to backup your iPhone.
When you faced with this iPhone not backing up to iCloud problem, don’t panic, this might because you have a lack of iCloud storage. Firstly, check iCloud storage and make sure you have enough iCloud storage for backup (5 GB for free). Go to Settings > Your name > iCloud to have a check. If you have enough iCloud storage space, try the tips listed below to see if it can help you out.
If the above fixes not work, you can try backing up with iTunes. But please remember that when restoring iTunes backups, the existing data on your iPhone will be erased. If you are unwilling to back up your iPhone in the old school way (neither with iCloud nor iTunes), there is still an option for you in the second part.
Why won’t my iPhone still not backup to iCloud? What can I do? If the above methods are not working, we also offer you an iCloud alternative to backup iPhone/iPad/iPod with ease – with AnyTrans. It is an iOS content manager that helps backup, transfer, and manager 28+ types of iOS data on iPhone/iPad/iPod. Here are some features of it:
Step 1. Install and launch AnyTrans on your computer, plug in your iPhone > Click Backup Manager.
Step 2. Click the Full Backup option.
Step 3. You can choose to encrypt your backup or not. Make your decision and click the blue arrow, AnyTrans will start to create a backup.
Step 1. Install and open AnyTrans on your computer > Make sure your iPhone and computer are under the same Wi-Fi. If it is the first time you try this feature, connect your iPhone to the computer, then please click the “Trust This Computer” option on your device to enable this function.
Step 2. Choose the Backup Manager and tick Air Backup. Make sure you have enabled the “WiFi sync option” in iTunes. AnyTrans will start to back up your iPhone via Wi-Fi.
Step 3. You can also set the backup preference and check the backup files in backup history.
AnyTrans now supports incremental backup, which means it enables you to only back up new data that is not in the existing backups. It will largely help save the backup time and disk space.
Step 1. Install and open AnyTrans on your computer > Plug in your iPhone > Choose Device Manager on the main interface.
Step 2. Go to the category management screen and select one category. Here we choose Photos for example.
Step 3. Select the pictures you want to backup > Click Send to Mac/PC button to download them to the computer, or click Upload to iCloud button to save them to iCloud.
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