How to Enable iCloud Backup on iPhone or iPad in iOS 12

Are you planning to buy a new iOS device? Or are you doing a factory reset on your existing one? Probably you need to enable iCloud backup on your iPhone or iPad in iOS 12. Check this complete method to turn on iCloud backup and restore your iPhone or iPad.

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 secure than any other devices. To ensure the protection of your data, Apple gives you an option to enable iCloud backup on your iPhone or iPad in the latest iOS 12.

Although this feature has long been introduced by the company, method to back up your iOS device with iCloud keeps changing. Apple allows you to keep all your iPhone/iPad files fully secure through iCloud Backup. You can easily enable it using a few necessary steps.

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Though almost all the steps are the 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.

Note:

  • iCloud automatically backs up only data such as Contacts, Apps, Photo library, accounts, documents, Health Data, HomeKit configuration.
  • To automatically back up your data, you must make sure your iPhone/iPad is: Plugged in, locked and connected to Wi-Fi. 

How to Enable Automatic iCloud Backup in iOS 12 

Step #1. Launch Settings app.

Step #2. Tap on your Apple ID

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Tap on Settings then Profile Name on iPhone or iPad

Step #3. Tap on Backup → Tap on iCloud Backup.

Tap on iCloud then iCloud Backup on iPhone or iPad

Step #4. Switch on iCloud Backup. A pop-up asks you to confirm your action. Tap on the OK button. After a couple of seconds, you can see Back Up Now option on your device screen. Tap on Back Up Now.

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Enable iCloud Backup on iPhone or iPad

 

If you don’t have enough iCloud storage, your iOS device cannot be backed up.

To check the progress and confirm if the backup is finished, you can go to Settings → Your Apple ID Profile → iCloud → iCloud Backup. You can see the date and time of your last backup under Back Up Now.

That’s done!

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After following the above method, you can automatically back up your iPhone with iCloud backup.

For this purpose, connect your iPhone or iPad to a power source and reliable Wi-Fi network. Make sure your iOS device screen is locked. With enough iCloud storage, you can back up your device with iCloud backup.

How to Restore iPhone using iTunes or iCloud Backup

How to Restore iPhone without iTunes or from iTunes

Taking an iCloud backup has two benefits: you can restore your iPhone when you do a factory reset, or you get a new iOS device.

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Many users use multiple Apple IDs to purchase contents from App Store or iTunes; they may have to sign in with different Apple IDs. In case you forget the password, you can Skip this Step and sign in later.

A progress bar appears on your iPhone screen; do not disconnect your device from the power source or Wi-fi network. The process may take a few minutes depending on the size of your iPhone data and Wi-fi network speed.

When the backup is completed, you can use your iPhone. Based on your data size, contents like apps, photos, and music will continue to restore in the background for several hours or days.

That’s all! You have restored your device.

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Wrapping up…

iCloud backup is one of the easiest ways to back up your iOS device. This process does not require software like iTunes, which can be accessed via laptop computers. Keep backing up your device at regular intervals to save your valuable data.

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