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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

How to manually trigger an iCloud backup on iPhone and iPad

How to manually trigger an iCloud backup on iPhone and iPad
While iCloud will automatically back up all the data on your iPhone or iPad every 24 hours, as long as it's plugged in and connected to Wi-Fi, you can also trigger a backup manually at any time. It's especially handy when you're upgrading to a new device, or getting a replacement for a defective device. Best of all, making sure your backups are up-to-date is easy to do!
Note: Because of the amount of data that can potentially be transferred, and the power consumption that comes with it, manual iCloud backups also require your iPhone or iPad be plugged in and connected to Wi-Fi. Make sure you do that first, or the option for manual backup will be grayed out.

How to manually back up your data to iCloud

  1. Launch the Settings app from the Home screen. 
  2. Tap on iCloud
  3. Tap on Backup
  4. Tap on Back Up Now
How to manually trigger an iCloud backup on iPhone and iPad