How to Fix: iCloud Backup Failed Issue

iCloud backup failed on your iPhone? Well, don’t worry. This article is going to proffer you some useful methods to help you out of this problem. Check it out now!

By Alexis Hay | Posted on: Oct. 24, 2018, Last Updated: Oct. 24, 2018
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For iPhone users, backup is an important part to keep our data safe. However, there are some occasions that you suddenly find out that iCloud backup is not working. This can be caused by amounts of reasons. Instead of trying any kinds of methods, here we selected some actually useful methods for you to give a try.

How to Fix iCloud Backup Failed Issue

Method 1. Check iCloud Settings on iPhone

The first thing you should do is checking whether you have changed the iCloud settings on your iPhone. This may lead to the error of unsuccessful iCloud backup.

Open Settings app on your iPhone > Tap your Apple ID > iCloud > Scroll down and tap iCloud Backup > Toggle on iCloud Backup > Click “Back Up Now” to backup your iPhone.

How to Fix iCloud Backup Failed - Check iCloud Settings

How to Fix iCloud Backup Failed – Check iCloud Settings

If the Back Up Now button is grey out, there might be something wrong with your network connection. You should check your Wi-Fi connection or network restriction.

Method 2. Clear iCloud Storage

If you receive the messages on your iPhone saying iPhone Backup Failed because you do not have enough space in iCloud, you should free up space by following the below tips:

Go to Settings app > Tap your Apple ID > iCloud > Manage Storage > Buy More Storage.

Go to Settings app > Tap your Apple ID > iCloud > Manage Storage > Backups > Tap your current device > Turn off the apps you don’t want to back up.

Method 3. Restart iPhone and Back Up Again

If the aforementioned methods didn’t solve your problem, you should give a try to the most common and easy troubleshooting method – restart your iPhone:

Then you can try to back up your iPhone, and check whether the issue still persists.

Method 4. Reset Network Settings

To clear any possible problems in your network connection, you can try to reset network setting in your iPhone by following the below step:

Go to Settings app > Tap General > Tap “Reset Network Settings”.

How to Fix iCloud Backup Failed - Reset Network Settings

How to Fix iCloud Backup Failed – Reset Network Settings

Method 5. Lock Your iPhone Screen

If you have set your iPhone to back up automatically, to proceed the backup process, you have to make sure that your iPhone is locked.

Go to Settings app > Tap the Display & Brightness > Tap “Auto-Lock” > Check a time period except “Never”.

How to Fix iPhone iCloud Backup not Working - Lock iPhone Screen

How to Fix iPhone iCloud Backup not Working – Lock iPhone Screen

Method 6. Back Up iPhone Manually

If you all the above methods is worthless for you to fix this iCloud backup failed issue, then you can try to back up your iPhone manually to keep your data safe. In this case, there are some great softwares for you to back up data. Here we consider that AnyTrans for iOS can be a perfect match for you to back up data on iPhone directly with these features:

  1. Make and manage all your iTunes backup.
  2. Back up your iPhone on regular automatically and wirelessly.
  3. All your iTunes and iCloud backups are readable and exportable on AnyTrans for iOS.

Download AnyTrans for iOS now and follow the below step to back up your iPhone.

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Launch AnyTrans for iOS on your PC/Mac > Choose Air Backup in the drop-down menu > Turn on Air Backup Preference and schedule backup > It shall start to back up your iPhone to computer on regular.

How to Fix iPhone iCloud Backup not Working - Back Up iPhone Manually

How to Fix iPhone iCloud Backup not Working – Back Up iPhone Manually

The Bottom Line

That’s all the 6 methods on how to fix iPhone iCloud backup not working issue. Hope these tips can help you get out of this troublesome problem. As you can see, AnyTrans for iOS is a great assistant to backup and manage iOS data. Download it now and give a free try!

Alexis Hay

Member of iMobie team, a great lover of iDevices. Always enjoy helping to solve all kinds of iOS and Android problems.