Every iPhone and iPad owner should make a habit of backing up their device on a regular basis. ICloud is one of the simplest ways to backup up an iPhone or iPad.
Many users are unfamiliar with the process of backing up an iPhone or iPad to iCloud, but this guide will walk you through the full process of ensuring that iCloud backups are enabled and demonstrating how to backup an active iOS device to iCloud right away. This page also addresses several frequently asked issues concerning iCloud backups, such as what iCloud is, what is backed up to iCloud, and when iCloud backups occur.
How to Back Up Your iPhone or iPad to iCloud
The Settings app on an iPhone or iPad is used to back up the device to iCloud. The device is the same on both the iPad and iPhone, albeit the settings alter significantly due to the differing screen sizes.
-Make sure your iPhone or iPad is connected to the internet via Wi-Fi.
-On the iPhone or iPad, open the “Settings” app; the Settings app icon is gray and resembles gears.
-To access your iCloud and Apple ID settings, tap on your name at the top of the Settings app.
-To access iCloud settings, tap on “iCloud.”
-Scroll down to the iCloud section and tap “iCloud Backup.”
-Ensure that the ‘iCloud Backup’ switch is turned on.
-Tap on “Back Up Now” to initiate an iCloud backup of the current device right away.
-Wait for the iCloud backup to finish.