How do I backup my iPhone with iCloud?

How do I backup my iPhone with iCloud?

Apple's iCloud servers will automatically back up your iOS device, assuming that iCloud Backup is enabled. To enable iCloud navigate to Settings -> iCloud -> Backup & Storage.

The backup runs automatically every day when your device is:

Connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi
Connected to your charger
Your device screen is locked

You can back up with iCloud manually if you are connected to a Wi-Fi network by selecting Settings -> iCloud -> Storage & Backup -> Back Up Now.


iTunes has a nasty habit of deleting the previous backup every time it does a backup. If you really have an old backup intact, there is a way to restore from it. I forget the procedure, but I'm sure you can Google it. It's a good idea to manually go into your backup directory and manually copy it over to a new name once in a while. That way iTunes won't touch it, and you can use it in an emergency such as yours.

Here's a website that describes how to do it:

iCloud backup is not that safe than we think and the free backup space is limited. Fortunately, we have other choices to backup iPhone:

Here's also an article about backing up locked iPhone.

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Have you tryied to take a look at the iCloud settings to see if you have contacts enabled? Also you can check out the mail settings to see if u have enabled it there too. If nothing don't work, the only way is to restore your phone and load back up your content via iCloud.


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can you back up your text messages? screen is broken cant fully use it to copy them or email.

If I run out of charge while backing up, does the portion that had been backed up by then stay backed up?

While backing up, why does the estimated time jump from 4 to 3 to 7 hours? Here is the tips from Apple Support. It's about how to back up to iCloud. And I will tell you that you can restore files from iTunes and iCloud using FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery which can recover data from iTunes and iCloud. You can use it to recover some deleted files from your iOS devices.

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