Using and Customizing iPhone iCloud Backup

By default your iPhone will be backed up wirelessly to iCloud using iCloud Backup. Most iPhone users probably don't even know they have this turned on, but it will save them if they lose their iPhone. You can see how much space your iPhone backups are using and customize your backup. You can remove data from apps that you don't really need to be backed up.

Comments: 6 Responses to “Using and Customizing iPhone iCloud Backup”

    5 years ago

    Does the iPhone backup also backup all of the Contacts, Emails etc???

    5 years ago

    Murray: Maybe, but you probably have Contacts all saved to iCloud, right? If not, then why not? As for Emails, it may back up what you have locally cached on the iPhone, but maybe not. Again, it shouldn't matter since you are using a cloud service for email, right? (iCloud, Gmail, or any IMAP server). If you aren't using a cloud service for contacts and email, but you are concerned about backups, then you should be using a cloud service for contacts and email. You shouldn't rely on simple device storage backup for that.

    5 years ago

    Gary, if I create a new contact on my iPhone how long should it take to show up in contacts on my iPad?

    5 years ago

    Karl: If both are on, connected to Wi-Fi and power, it should be from 1 second to 2 minutes.

    5 years ago

    I have an Iphone 6, and i keep getting a message that there is not enough space in icloud to back it up., and it hasn't been backed up in weeks. I plug it in everynight, and its always connected to wifi. I checked in settings
    and have only used 2.9gb out of the 5. There should be plenty of room to back it up. How can I fix this?

    5 years ago

    Rita: Following along with the tutorial here, what does it say about your next backup size? Have you tried to do what I suggest in this video and look at the apps you have backing up and maybe turn some of them off?

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