Mostly all iOS users across the globe have already updated their Apple devices with the latest iOS 9. After updating iOS, iPhone and iPad users have faced some issues like: 3G/LTE not working, Wi-Fi not working or wrong iOS version showing. We have already given detailed guides on above issues.
Recently, many users have faced a new issue: iCloud backup not working after updating to iOS 9. There can either be a bug in the latest iOS 9 or may be some minor issue. We have given possible fixes for the iCloud backup issue. Please follow the step-by-step guide given below.
How to Fix iCloud Backup Not Working in iOS 9 on iPhone and iPad
Sign out and Sign in Back again
There are possibilities of some bug in the iPhone; a simple trick can do the job. Try signing out and then signing back in, this might solve the issue easily without any hassle. If this does not resolve your issue, keep reading.
Resetting Network Settings
Step #1. Tap on Settings → General.
Step #2. Scroll to the bottom and tap on Reset → Third option is “Reset Network Settings”; tap on that.
If the above solution doesn’t work for you, keep reading; we have many options that might work.
Deleting Older iCloud Backups
There is a possibility of storage issue; you can delete the backups that you no longer need on your iCloud. To do the same, please follow the steps given below:
Step #1. Tap on Settings → Tap on iCloud.
Step #2. Storage → Manage Storage.
Step #3. From the list of your backup, select and delete those which you don’t need → Tap on Delete Backup.
Above process can give positive results if you are getting “Not Enough Storage” errors. If you are still not able to use iCloud backup, you should check if any new iOS update is available.
Disable automatic backup of few apps:
There are chances that even if you have enough free space in iCloud, you get error while backing up your iPhone. The reason might be because of the size of apps that you are backing up. Try disabling few apps that you can opt out of backup. To disable certain apps from backup follow the steps given below.
Step #1. Tap on Settings app → iCloud.
Step #2. Under iCloud, tap on Storage → Manage.
Step #3. You will notice under the DOCUMENTS & DATA, it will show a list of apps and their size.
Step #4. Return back to iCloud and tap on iCloud drive and turn off apps that are less useful and also consuming heavy storage space.
Step #5. Once you are done disabling of apps, return back to iCloud settings → Tap on Photos.
Step #6. Toggle off the three options: iCloud Photo Library, My Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Sharing.
NOTE: Turning off the iCloud Photo Sharing will delete all shared photos from your iPhone..
Update to Latest iOS 9.0.2
Apple has released two updates in iOS 9 (9.0.1 and 9.0.2). These updates generally contain minor bug fixes, and you never know if your issue is already fixed in the new update. To check for software updates, go to Settings → General → Software Update and install the latest iOS 9.0.2.
Updating to iOS 9.0.2 should definitely resolve the iCloud issue as it is clearly mentioned in description that the iCloud issue has been fixed in the new update.
Factory Resetting your iPhone
Last option is to reset your iPhone to factory settings in case updating iOS did not work. But before proceeding, make sure you have backed up your iPhone using iTunes.
To reset your device, enter the Settings app:
Tap on General and scroll to the bottom of the menu → Tap on Reset → Tap on “Erase All Content and Settings” and enter your passcode to confirm the reset process.