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

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Myra updated on Dec 18, 2020 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 with a reliable tool or get more available space in iCloud according to the other solutions provided.

Solution 1: Back up iPhone to PC

Backing up your iPhone to iCloud is not the only method to make a backup of your iPhone data. If you use the iPhone backup software - EaseUS MobiMover to copy your iPhone files to computer, your worries for iCloud space will be eliminated. As you will know, EaseUS MobiMover, the iOS data management 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. Thus, it's no doubt that you can use MobiMover to back up your iPhone without using iCloud.

Now, follow the steps below to back up your iPhone without iCloud.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer and run EaseUS MobiMover. From its main interface, select the "Backup Manager" mode. Then, click "Backup" to proceed to the next stage.

how to back up iPhone to the computer - step 1

Step 2. You will see all files that are available for backing up. Simply check the box next to the "Select All" to back up all files to computer without iTunes or iCloud. Then, click on the "One-Click Backup" to start the process.

how to back up iPhone to the computer - step 2

Step 3. Wait for a while and let the software finish data transfer. When it's done, you can restore it to your device whenever you want. But note that this will ease all stuff on your device and replace everything with what's in the backup. 

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.