iCloud Backup Not Working in iOS 9 on iPhone and iPad: How to Fix The Issue

iCloud is one of the best feature to backup your device; but what if your iCloud does not work after updating to iOS 9. Here’s the fix on iCloud backup issue.

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.

iCloud Backup Not Working in iOS 9

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.

Tap Settings Then General in iOS 9

Step #2. Scroll to the bottom and tap on Reset → Third option is “Reset Network Settings”; tap on that.

Reset Network Settings on iPhone in iOS 8Step #3. Feed in your passcode and confirm.

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.

Open Settings then Tap on iCloud

Step #2. Storage → Manage Storage.

Tap on Storage then Manage Storage in iCloud

Step #3. From the list of your backup, select and delete those which you don’t need → Tap on Delete Backup.

Delete Older iCloud Backups from iPhone

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.

Tap on Settings then iCloud on iPhone

Step #2. Under iCloud, tap on Storage → Manage.

Tap on Storage then Manage Storage in iCloud

Step #3. You will notice under the DOCUMENTS & DATA, it will show a list of apps and their size.

Find Apps That Consumes More iCloud Data

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.

Turn Off iCloud Drive for Apps

Step #5. Once you are done disabling of apps, return back to iCloud settings → Tap on Photos.

Tap on Photos in iCloud on iPhone

Step #6. Toggle off the three options: iCloud Photo Library, My Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Sharing.

Turn Off iCloud Backup for iPhone Photos

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.

Erase All Contents and Settings on iPhone