How to Make iCloud Backup Faster with Ease


Why is my iCloud backup taking so long? How to make iCloud backup go faster? Read to learn some potential solutions.


Sep. 28, 2016


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iOS 10 is getting closer and it is likely to come out next month. If you plan to update iOS 10 on your iPhone/iPad, it is very necessary to backup your device before upgrade. If you choose to back up your iDevice via iCloud service, you may find that iCloud takes so long to finish the backup.

Why? Mostly, that's because iCloud is a Wi-Fi network based workaround to backup your iPhone iPad, so it can be very slow if you have a huge backup size. Now we will show you five solutions that may help you speed up slow iCloud backup.

Also Read: How to Fix Most Common iOS 10 Update Problems >

How to Speed up iCloud Backup in 5 Potential Ways

How to increase iCloud backup speed? Backup size and network speed are two main factors that affect the iCloud backup speed. With following solutions, you can speed up iCloud backup easily.

Solution 1. Clean up Your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch

Clean out useless or unneeded data on your iDevice before backing up to iCloud. Reclaim more space on iPhone/iPad/iPod touch can make the backup faster and smoother. Another option is to clear junk files like Safari history, cookies, caches and more with PhoneClean - the first & best iOS cleaning tool for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.

Speed up iCloud Backup – Cleaning iDevice with PhoneClean

Speed up iCloud Backup – Cleaning iDevice with PhoneClean

Also Read: How to Clear App Cache on iPhone to Make Room >

Solution 2. Disable Large Files Backup

Select those apps, photos or files that takes up a lot of space, disable them.

If you are an iTunes user, you can also back up those large files with iTunes. This article may help you a lot, How to Backup & Restore iPhone iPad with iTunes.

Solution 3. Turn off Useless Backup

Turn off the backup for those non-essential data types and select only what you need to back up.

Solution 4. Delete Photos from iPhone/iPad/iPod touch

Photos on your iPhone or iPad always take up a lot of storage space, and it can slow down your iCloud backup speed. So you can turn on iCloud Photo Library on your iOS device so they aren't included in your iCloud backup.

Or you can choose an alternative way to backup photos - transferring all photos from iPhone/iPad to computer with AnyTrans. After coping photos to computer, you can and then massively delete them, which will greatly save your time and efforts. Download AnyTrans Backup iPhone Instead of iCloud >>

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Backup Photos and More with AnyTrans

Important Note: Before deleting photos from iPhone, please ensure you have backed up your photos from iPhone to Mac or PC.

Solution 5. Using a Reliable Internet Connection

Using a reliable, fast Internet connection as possible when backing up your iOS devices. And close other working procedures or applications using the Internet to increase bandwidth availability on your iOS devices. Besides, you can contact your ISP if you have slow Internet.

If you find your iPhone iPad needs a long time to load a webpage, download an App when connecting to Wi-Fi, this means your Wi-Fi network is slow. Without doubt that this will make iCloud backup slow. You can fix this problem by following this guide: How to Fix: iPhone iPad Wi-Fi Slow >

Furthermore, here's a recommended method for you. Connect your device to Wi-Fi, and charge it before you go to bed at night, it will back up your data silently. And when you wake up in the next morning, it already has your backup files.

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