How to Backup iPhone/iPad with iCloud Easily

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How to backup iPhone/iPad with iCloud quickly? This guide is writing to help you backup iPhone/iPad to iCloud without effort.

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May 25, 2017

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If you want to restore your iPhone/iPad from iCloud, you can read this how to article: How to Restore iPhone from iCloud without Resetting & Erasing >

For almost every Apple user, they may occasionally encounter file accidentally lost, damaged, or device lost, etc. Some important information on iPhone/iPad like photos, contacts, music, messages will be missing. Therefore, the best way to safeguard your iPhone/iPad is to backup the data in advance.

Also Read: How to Backup iPhone without iTunes or iCloud >

Backup iPhone with iCloud

Backup iPhone with iCloud

It is known that Apple users can backup content on iPhone/ipad with the aid of iTunes and iCloud. You can backup iPhone data to computer via iTunes, and backup iPhone to iCloud automatically or manually when connecting your device to Wi-Fi. iCloud backup information includes your camera roll photos, videos, purchased music, movies, TV shows, apps data, contacts, wallpapers, etc. iCloud also allows you to manage your iPhone/iPad backup and choose documents you want to keep in the iCloud.

For more details, you can visit What Does iCloud Back Up >

Well, how to backup iPhone to iCloud? If you are new to iOS, you may have no idea of backing up iPhone to iCloud and iPad as well, so, later in this guide, we will show you the traditional method and an alternative method in detail to help you backup your iPhone/iPad to iCloud.

Now, let’s see how to backup iPhone & iPad with iCloud in 2 parts.

Part 1: How to Backup iPhone/iPad with iCloud via Wi-Fi

iCloud will automatically backup iPhone/iPad data under Wi-Fi when they're plugged in, locked and connected to the power source. While, you can also choose to backup your iPhone/iPad to iCloud manually. Just follow us to learn the detailed info about how to backup iPhone/iPad to iCloud.

1. Automatically Backup iPhone/iPad to iCloud

You can backup your iPhone/iPad with following steps. And once your iCloud backup storage service starts, it will automatically back up your photo library, accounts, documents, Health data, Home configuration, and setting when your iPhone or iPad is plugged in, locked and connected to Wi-Fi.

Step 1. Tap Settings > Apple ID > iCloud > Scroll down till you see iCloud Backup.

Step 2. Click on iCloud Backup > Turn it on.

You can let iCloud auto back up your iPhone/ipad at night as long as you connect your device to a power source & a Wi-Fi network.

2. Manually Backup iPhone/iPad to iCloud

It's also possible to manually backup your iPhone/iPad to iCloud. Especially when you don't use the automatic backup feature, it's highly recommended to use the manual backup. Just follow these steps as below:

Step 1. Tap on Settings > Apple ID > iCloud > iCloud Backup.

Step 2. Turn on iCloud Backup.

Step 3. Tap Back Up Now.

It's also possible to manually backup your iPhone/iPad to iCloud. Especially when you don't use the automatic backup feature, it's highly recommended to use the manual backup. Just follow these steps as below:

Step 1. Tap Settings & iCloud > Storage & Backup.

Step 2. Turn on iCloud Backup.

Step 3. Tap Back Up Now.

How to Manually Backup iPhone/iPad with iCloud

How to Manually Backup iPhone/iPad with iCloud

After backing up your iPhone or iPad to iCloud, you can follow step 1 and 2, then scroll down, you will find the last backup time of your iPhone/iPad at the bottom of Storage & Backup interface. If the backup failed, this guide can help you: How to Fix iPhone/iPad Won’t Backup to iCloud >

Before the backup is completed, iPhone/iPad will give you an estimated time, and there's a progress bar you can watch too. Backup time is depends on the size of your data and Internet connection speed. This process may take some time. If you feel it’s time-consuming and want to speed up iCloud backup? You can read this how to increase iCloud backup speed article, or have a try on another quicker way – using AnyTrans.

Can’t Miss: How to Backup Your Old iPhone/iPad Before Upgrading Your Devices >

Part 2: How to Backup iPhone/iPad with iCloud by AnyTrans

The traditional way not supports backing up specific iPhone files and time-consuming, which is quick inconvenient. While using AnyTrans, not only can you backup your iPhone to iCloud faster than before, but also be allowed to backup specific items instead of all data. Now let's install AnyTrans and follow the simple steps to backup your iPhone to iCloud with ease.

Step 1. Launch AnyTrans on your computer and connect your iPhone with USB cable.

Step 2. Click on Device Content; go to category page, take photos for example, click on Photos, select one item that you want to backup from, for instance, Camera Roll.

How to Backup iPhone/iPad to iCloud with AnyTrans – Step 2

How to Backup iPhone/iPad to iCloud with AnyTrans – Step 2

Step 3. Select pictures and click To iCloud button to start backing up selected photos from your iPhone to iCloud.

How to Backup iPhone/iPad to iCloud with AnyTrans – Step 3

How to Backup iPhone/iPad to iCloud with AnyTrans – Step 3

1. You can also use AnyTrans to backup contacts, notes, calendars, and reminders from iPhone to iCloud with ease.

2. In addition, it also enables you to create iTunes backup and view contents in iTunes backup.

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to backup iPhone to iCloud, and these methods absolutely suitable for backing up iPad to iCloud. By the way, here is another surprise for you, that is besides helping you backup iPhone/iPad to iCloud, AnyTrans also supports transferring almost all kinds of iOS contents among computer, iTunes library and iDevices. What an amazing tool it is! If you prefer a faster and easier backup journey, why not download AnyTrans to have a try?

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