[Guide] How to Fix iPhone iCloud Backup Slow

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Duke Updated on Jun 07, 2018 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

iCloud Backup is an easy way to back up an iOS device. With the wireless method, it seems that iCloud Backup is easier and more convenient than other methods. However, there are some reasons will make your iPhone iCloud backup slow.

Why is iPhone iCloud Backup slow?

Reason 1. Too many files and data to sync.

iCloud Backup will upload many kinds of files: photos, contacts, contacts, and others. iCloud will upload all the data and files of them. So, if you have many files and data on your iPhone, it would slow down the iCloud backup for 100%.

Reason 2. Poor network connection.

iCloud Backup is an online backup service that provided by Apple, the network connection really matters for this situation. If you cannot connect to the server, it's impossible to sync iCloud data.

Reason 3. Too many programs are working on iPhone.

iPhone RAM is limited. When you have launched too many apps on your iPhone, the running speed of this whole system will be slower.


How to fix iPhone iCloud Backup slow?

Method 1. Delete the useless files on your iPhone.

Since iCloud will back up everything in the certain categories, you could just delete the files in these categories, then iCloud will not have to back up a large number of files.

Method 2. Use an iCloud alternative choice and back up iPhone on the computer.

In fact, there are many solutions to back up iPhone. Some third-party iPhone data transfer tools are better to use and more user-friendly. EaseUS MobiMover Free is the tops choice on the list. It is a totally free third-party iPhone data transfer. With the help of MobiMover Free, it will be an easy job to back up iPhone to a computer and transfer data back whenever you want to.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer running Windows or Mac OS systems with a USB cable. Tap "Trust" on your iPhone screen to continue. Run EaseUS MobiMover on your computer, and select the "Phone to PC" to help you back up iPhone data to Window PC. On the right pane, click "Next".

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Step 2. MobiMover enables you to transfer all the iPhone files at once, including photos, videos, movies, music, playlist, ringtones, books, contacts, messages, notes, voice memos, and more. The default storage path is C:\Users\Owners\Desktop. You can customize a location by yourself in advance. Now choose the desired files you want to back up, and click "Transfer". 

how to back up iPhone to computer - step 2

Step 3. Wait patiently until MobiMover finished all data migration from your iPhone to your computer. Once done, you can view, edit, keep, or delete the content as you like.

how to back up iPhone to computer - step 3

With MobiMover, you can copy all your iPhone content to computer at once or selectively transfer your iPhone files to make a backup like saving iPhone text messages to computer.