[Fixed]iPhone Won't Back Up to iCloud? Real Solutions Here!

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Myra Updated on Jun 26, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Applies To: iPhone XS/XS Max/XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6 and iPad in iOS 11/10/9/8

By turning on iCloud Backup, your iPhone data such as photo library, accounts, documents, Home configuration, and settings will be backed up to iCloud automatically when your device is plugged in, locked, and connected to Wi-Fi network. For some users, iCloud backup is a useful feature to sync content from one iDevice to another. However, it's not without problems while using iCloud to back up iPhone. According to some users, the issue "iPhone won't back up to iCloud" occurs quite often either due to storage or other unexpected reasons. If you are facing the same problem, no worry, you can not only know an alternative way to back up your iPhone, no matter it's iPhone X, iPhone 8 or earlier iPhone 7, iPhone 6, for free but also learn how to fix "iPhone not backing up to iCloud" with potential tips after reading this article. Can't wait to get the details? Read on.

Solutions to iPhone Won't Back Up to iCloud

Tip 1: Use another FREE method to back up your iPhone

When it comes to backing up iPhone, there is more than one way to make it. It's no doubt that you can use iCloud to copy your iPhone content elsewhere. It's also true that you can make a backup of your iPhone data on the computer with EaseUS MobiMover Free, the FREEWARE you can use to transfer files between iOS devices (iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 or later) or between iOS device and computer for totally free.

What can MobiMover back up 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

With iCloud, although you can restore your iPhone from iCloud backup, the backup is not readable for you if you want to view its details. However, if you back up your iPhone via MobiMover, you can access and view the backup whenever you want. What's more, unlike using iCloud, you don't need to worry about the storage issues or errors in the network connection while using MobiMover. In a word, using MobiMover to back up your iPhone is a good choice for you to make. Follow the steps below to have a try.

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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".

how to back up iPhone to computer - step 1

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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Tip 2: Check iCloud storage on your iPhone

iPhone won't back up to iCloud due to storage? iCloud backup could not be completed? It's highly likely that you get a full iCloud storage. You can enjoy the first 5GB iCloud storage for FREE. When you don't have enough iCloud storage available, you either free up space on iCloud or buy more storage from Apple. While if you want neither of the solutions, follow Tip 1 to copy your iPhone content to PC free of charge. By the way, if you see the notification "iPhone Backup Failed" on your iPhone screen, it also means you need more iCloud space.

Tip 3: Check network connection

iCloud backup taking forever? iCloud backup stuck on backing up? A poor and unstable network connection might be the culprit of the "iPhone not backing up to iCloud" issue. When there is something wrong with the Wi-Fi network connection, you can connect to a stable and reliable network or reset network settings (Settings > General > Reset) and then connect to the network again. If the "Wi-Fi not working" problem remains, learn how to fix it with the possible solutions provided.

Tip 4: Check your iPhone state

If you want your iPhone to be backed up automatically, you need to turn on iCloud Backup by going to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup first and then connect your iPhone to a power source, connect your iPhone to Wi-Fi network, lock your iPhone and make sure there is enough space available in iCloud.

Tip 5: Contact Apple Support

If none of the tips above works to solve the "iPhone won't back up to iCloud" problem, you can contacts Apple Support (https://support.apple.com/contact) to ask for help.