Ways to Set Up iCloud Backup On Your iOS Devices

Gadgets fail at times, so you should regularly back them up. Just think that your tablet and smartphone has all your videos, photos, contacts, emails, browser history, schedule and much more. Just think for once that all of that is gone. Doesn’t it give you a mini heart attack? These are some reasons why you must backup your data every day. It will be a disaster to lose valuable data.

There are several storage solutions, but for iOS devices, the most convenient way is iCloud. You can also take help of Dropbox to auto-backup all your media. iCloud covers a more full range of data that can be touched by Dropbox.

Set Up An Automated Daily iCloud Backup On your iOS Device

Setting it up is very easy. You just can’t make an excuse. One thing to point out is that standard 5GB that is given to you by Apple for iCloud backup is never really enough. If you are a happy snap photographer, then you will require more storage space.

Let’s do some cleaning before starting up

So many apps back up to iCloud, way more than you think. If you have low storage space, then you need to take a hard look at what has been taking up that space. Some of them can quickly be deleted and switched off for future.

  1. Let’s see where on your phone or iPad you have to go for getting started
  2. Head over to settings.
  3. Click on the top bar that is next to picture.
  4. On the next screen, click iCloud option.
  5. First, we will see if we require to delete unrequired iCloud baggage.
  6. Tap on Manage Storage.

You will then see apps that are taking space on both your iCloud and phone. Two most massive space hogs are eBooks and photos.

With videos and photos, you can take help of Dropbox app.

  1. Turn on the Camera Uploads.
  2. Back up photos.
  3. Delete from the iOS device.
  4. Think that you brought the book from iTunes, with iBooks.
  5. Tap Delete when you are done.
  6. You can merely redownload it when you again want it in future.
  7. There is an alternative to wipe app and all of the data from the device in a single go.
  8. Tap iBooks if you want to get rid of iBooks and all other books.
  9. Click Delete Documents and Data to wipe a lot.

Get Some More Space

What do if you require more iCloud space. It is straightforward to do.

  1. Go back to the previous screen.
  2. Click on Change in the iCloud Storage section.
  3. You will see the plan you are currently working on top and others below.
  4. If you upgrade a bigger plan, then you will be charged some extra amount for the remaining month.

Let’s go for an iCloud Backup now

So now that you have cleaned all unnecessary junk from your gadget. You have bought in some more space. You can fill that space with your data. You can follow two ways to do an iCloud backup. Manually and Automatically.

The Manual Way

Apple gives you two methods to do the iCloud backup manually. Through the help of device itself or via iTunes.

The Device Method

  1. In case you have forgotten,
  2. Head over to Settings->iCloud.
  3. Scroll down till you see iCloud Backup.
  4. If it is off then flip the iCloud Backup switch to green.
  5. Click Back Up now for starting the process.

The iTunes Method

If you are that type of a person whose iTunes is open every time, then you would like to use iCloud Backup through the desktop app. It is again straightforward to do.

  1. Head over to iTunes and wait for your gadget to sync with it.
  2. You will see an icon at the top of iTunes at the top of iTunes.
  3. Tap that icon.

The following can be the reasons if you can’t see an icon

  1. Your gadget may ask you to tap on allow or trust button.
  2. Unlock the gadget.
  3. Pull device from cable and attach it again.
  4. You can take help of another USB port.
  5. Authorize your system and Restart it.

Now choose the iCloud option on left. Encrypt iPhone backup is only when you are backing up to the system. You will not require to tick Encrypt box for iCloud. iOS device is by default encrypted. Just tick on Backup Now on the right-hand side. If you have decided to back up to your computer, then iCloud feature on the iOS device should switch off.

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