How to Backup iPhone to iCloud Complete Guide

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How to backup iPhone to iCloud?

  1. Ensure your device is connected to the internet
  2. Navigate to Settings – Your Name – iCloud
  3. Tap iCloud Backup
  4. Tap Back Up Now. Wait until the process has finished. You will be able to see the date and time of your last backup on this screen.

How to restore an iCloud backup?

  1. Ensure all data is wiped from your device
  2. Follow instructions to the Apps & Data screen upon turning on your device
  3. Tap Restore from iCloud Backup
  4. Sign in to iCloud
  5. Select the backup to restore from
  6. Sign in with your Apple ID to restore your apps and purchases
  7. Wait for the restoration process to finish
  8. Complete the rest of the standard setup process
  9. Done!

How long does an iCloud backup take?

An iCloud backup can take a few hours if you are backing up your device for the first time, but generally they take 30 mins – 2 hours.

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Can I delete iCloud backups?

It is possible to delete iCloud backups by navigating to your iCloud settings, tapping on your backup, then selecting the ‘Delete Backup’ option.


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