This article will provide you a step-by-step guide on how backup iPhone to iCloud. The process also works for Mac. This allows you to easily restore information on your device or set up a new one. It comes in handy if something happens to your computer or phone. Your iCloud is encrypted and can hold up to 2TB of content.
How to backup iPhone to iCloud
Step 1. Connect your iPhone to a Wifi network. You may want to use a secure network while transferring your data to iCloud.
Step 2. Go to Settings and scroll down to select iCloud
Step 3. Scroll down and select Backup. Ensure that the iCloud Backup toggle is green. If it is not, switch it on by sliding the toggle to the right. This indicates that your phone is set up for automatic periodic backups.
Step 4. Select Back Up Now in the same screen to trigger an immediate backup. Do not disconnect from Wifi while the backup is in progress.
Step 5. Return to the iCloud menu within Settings to make sure this backup is complete. Select Storage. Press Manage Storage. Select the name of your iPhone. If ‘Last Backup’ reflects today’s date, then your backup was successful.
How to backup Mac to iCloud
Step 1. Open System Preferences from the Apple menu in the bar at the top of your screen. Make sure you are running 0S X v10.7.4 or later, otherwise this will not work. Select the iCloud icon, sign in with your Apple ID. Then check the iCloud box to use iCloud for backups. Click the Next.
Step 2. Select which data you wish to backup. You may want to be selective and only choose your most important data.
Step 3. Close System Preferences. This will trigger the data you have selected to backup to iCloud.
You now know how to backup iphone to icloud. If you run into troubles backing up or restoring iCloud data, you can find assistance from the official Apple website here: https://support.apple.com/en-ca/ht203516. You can learn to manage you iCloud storage including deleting backups and expanding your storage here: https://support.apple.com/en-ca/ht204247.