How to Enable iCloud Backup on iPhone/iPad in iOS 8

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Unlike most other companies, Apple provides ultimate security to its users. That’s the prime reason why iPhones and Macs are considered to be more secured than any other like devices.

Apple allows you to keep all your iPhone/iPad files fully secured through iCloud Backup. You can easily enable it using a few basic steps. Though almost all the steps are same as before, the latest operating system has somewhat shortened the process. If you are new to the iOS ecosystem and want to know how you can provide an immaculate backup to all the data of your phone, here is how you can do it.

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How to Enable iCloud Backup on iPhone and iPad in iOS 8


#1. iCloud automatically backs up only data such as, Contacts, Apps, Photo library, accounts, documents, Health Data, HomeKit configuration.

#2. To automatically back up your data, you must make sure your iPhone/iPad is: Plugged in, locked and connected to Wi-Fi.

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How to Enable Automatic iCloud Backup on Your iPhone/iPad

Step #1. Launch Settings app.

Step #2. Scroll down and tap on iCloud.

Tap on Settings Then iCloud in iOS 8

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Step #3. Tap on Backup.

Step #4. Switch on iCloud Backup.

Enable Auto iCloud Backup in iOS 8 on iDevice

That’s done!

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How To Backup iPhone/iPad to iCloud Manually

You can also back up your data manually. It’s just as simple. Just tap on “Back Up Now” which is under iCloud Backup.

How To Backup iPhone and iPad to iCloud Manually

How To Restore iPhone from iCloud Backup

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You will require restoring your iPhone generally in two conditions:

#1. When you get a new iOS device.

#2. When you have done factory reset.

Whatever could be the reason, you want to restore your phone. Here is how you can do it.

Step #1. When you switch on your device, you will see Hello on the screen.

Step #2. After following the steps suggested by iOS Setup, you will come to the Set Up iPhone screen. Choose Restore from iCloud backup.

How To Restore iPhone from iCloud Backup

Step #3. Tap on backup.

That’s all! You have restored your device.

Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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