[Solved]iPhone Backup Failed? Here are the Real Solutions!

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Myra Updated on Jun 21, 2018 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

iPhone backup failed due to not enough space in iCloud? iCloud backup could not be completed due to unknown factors? Want to turn off the annoying iPhone Backup Failed message/notification on your iPhone? No matter you want the answers to all these questions or to one of the questions, you can read this article to find the useful and practical solutions. Read on to get the details.

Part 1: Solutions to iPhone Backup Failed Not Enough Space

If you iPhone backup failed due to not enough space in iCloud, you can either follow Solution 1 to back up your iPhone to computer for free with a FREE tool or get more available space in iCloud according to the other solutions provided.

Solution 1: Back up iPhone to computer for free

Backing up your iPhone to iCloud is not the only methods to make a backup of your iPhone data. If you use EaseUS MobiMover Free to copy your iPhone files to computer (Mac or PC), your worries for iCloud space will be eliminated. As you will know, EaseUS MobiMover, the iOS data transfer tool, can help you back up iPhone/iPad to computer, add files from computer to iPhone/iPad and sync data from one iOS device to another without any cost or limitation. Thus, it's no doubt that you can use MobiMover to back up your iPhone without using iCloud.

What can MobiMover transfer or manage for you:

Photos: Camera Roll, Photo Library, Photo Stream, Photo Videos

Videos: Movies, TV shows, Music Videos

Audios: Music, Ringtones, Voice Memos, Audiobooks, Playlists

Others: Contacts, Notes, Messages, Voice Mails, Books, and Safari Bookmarks

All the file types listed above can be backed up to computer using MobiMover. And you can access and view the backup whenever you like, which is different from iCloud Backup that can only be accessed by restoring iPhone from iCloud Backup. Now, follow the steps below to back up your iPhone without iCloud for free.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer running Windows OS or Mac OS with a USB cable. Tap "Trust" on your iPhone screen when it pops up. Run EaseUS MobiMover and navigate to the "Phone to PC" mode. Move your mouse to the right pane and click "Next" to continue.

how to back up iPhone to the computer - step 1

Step 2. MobiMover enables you to back up all the supportable data, such as photos, videos, messages, contacts and more. You can set the destination for saving iPhone backup file on your computer. If you don't do any change, MobiMover will save the data to your desktop. Once choose the files and set the location, click "Transfer" to back up iPhone to computer without iTunes or iCloud

how to back up iPhone to the computer - step 2

Step 3. Wait for a while and let the software finish data transfer. Please don't disconnect the device while transferring. When the process ends, you can view, edit or remove the copied files as you need. 

how to back up iPhone to the computer - step 3

In addition to backing up iPhone, there are many other things MobiMover can help you with. For example, you can transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone, put music to iPhone from computer or delete all contacts on iPhone at once from computer. Don't hesitate to have a try. You will need it in many situations as an iPhone user.

Solution 2: Buy more iCloud storage

You can enjoy the first 5GB of iCloud storage for free. When your iPhone backup failed due to not enough space in iCloud, you can buy more iCloud storage on your iPhone according to the steps below.

Step 1: Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud on your iPhone.

Step 2: Choose Manage Storage > Upgrade.

Step 3: Choose storage plan as you wish and click Buy to pay for the iCloud storage.

Solution 3: Back up iPhone selectively

While if you don't want to upgrade your iCloud storage plan, you can make a smaller backup in iCloud by selectively backing up your iPhone data, which is a useful solution to the iPhone Backup Failed problem. To back up your iPhone content selectively, go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud and toggle on the button next to the data you want to sync to iCloud.

Solution 4: Delete older backups in iCloud

When your iPhone backup failed due to not enough space in iCloud, another way you can try to free up your iCloud space is to remove out-dated backups from your iPhone. Here are the steps to do it.

Step 1: Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud.

Step 2: Choose Manage Storage and click Backups.

Step 3: Select the backup you'd like to delete and tap Delete Backup.

Part 2: Fixes to iCloud Backup Could Not be Completed

If your iCloud backup could not be completed due to not enough iCloud storage, you can solve the problem referring to the solutions in Part 1. However, if your iCloud backup couldn't be completed because of poor network connection, you should connect your iPhone to a stable and reliable Wi-Fi network. You can also fix the Wi-Fi Not Working issue on your iPhone if iCloud Backup failed due to something wrong with the network.

There are other fixes you can try when iCloud backup could not be completed.

  • Reboot your iPhone.
  • Update to the latest version of iOS.
  • Sign out of iCloud and then sign back in.

Part 3: How to turn off iPhone Backup Failed message

After turning on iCloud Backup, your iPhone data will be automatically backed up to iCloud when your iPhone is plugged in, locked and connected to WLAN. Thus, if you want to disable the iPhone Backup Failed notification, a direct way to do it is to turn off iCloud Backup on your iPhone by going to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup and turn it off. In addition, you can also make the iPhone Backup Failed message disappear by freeing up your iCloud space following tips in Part 1 or signing out of iCloud.