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.
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.
Get Some More Space
What do if you require more iCloud space. It is straightforward to do.
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
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.
The following can be the reasons if you can’t see an icon
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.Tags: Apple, iCloud, iCloud Backup, iOS Devices