Solutions to Fix iPhone/iPad not backed up to iCloud

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Myra Updated on Jun 11, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

6 methods to Fix iPhone/iPad Won't Backup to iCloud

First of all, you need to make sure that there is enough storage space in iCloud to back up your device, or you won't backup your iPhone/iPad to iCloud at all.

Go to Settings iCloud Storage Manage Storage and check whether you are running out of your storage space. If there is enough space storage, you can try any of these methods below to mend iPhone/iPad not backed up to iCloud.

Related blog: How to back up iPhone/iPad with iTunes

Method 1: Reset Network Settings 

Step 1: Just go to Settings>General>Reset

Step 2: Then click Reset Network Settings

Step 3: After this, connect to your WiFi once again and try to back up your iDevice to iCloud. 

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Still not working? Repeat resetting Network Settings and connect to another WiFi network. 

Method 2: Upgrade your iPhone or iPad to the latest iOS. 

Not being updated may be the reason that you couldn't back up your iPhone/iPad to iCloud.

Method 3: Log out of your Apple Account and Log in again.

Step 1: Go to Settings>Apple ID (your own)>Sign out

Step 2: Then log in again and try backup for another time.

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Method 4: Delete a previous backup

If your iPhone/iPad failed to backup to iCloud and shows the error message "the last backup could not be completed", go to Settings>General>Storage&iCloud Storage>Manage Storage and delete the previous backup to fix the issue. 

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Method 5: Restart your iPhone/iPad and redo the backup.

Restarting your iDevice and performing back up again is a handy way tackle iPhone/iPad cannot back up to iCloud.

Step 1: Hold Home button and Sleep/Wake button at the same time for a few seconds until the screen goes black.

Step 2: After rebooting your iDevice, try again. 

Method 6: Back up your iPhone/iPad to computer (Free Tip)

If you can't back up your iPhone or iPad to iCloud, you can back it up to computer instead. One simple method to back up iPhone or iPad is to use EaseUS MobiMover Free, which is designed to transfer files from iDevice to computer, from computer to iDevice or from one iPhone/iPad to another with its one-click features. With MobiMover, you can manage your iPhone content like photos, music, videos, contacts, messages, notes and so on freely. The steps below will show you how to use MobiMover to back up your iPhone or iPad with ease.

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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". 

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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.

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