Learn how to Back Up iPhone, iPad or iPod touch using iCloud. After backup you’ll have a copy of your information to use in case your device is ever replaced, lost or damaged.
You need to know about back up iOS devices (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), you can copy and save the information on your iOS device by backing it up. So if you replace your device, you can use its backup to transfer your information to a new iOS device.
Back Up iOS devices using iCloud
- Connect your device to Wi-Fi network. From your Home screen, go to Settings > Wi-Fi > Turn on Wi-Fi. Your device will automatically search for available Wi-Fi networks. Then tap the name of the Wi-Fi network that you want to join.
- Go to Settings > (your name) then tap iCloud.
- Tap iCloud Backup > Back Up Now.
Please stay connected to your Wi-Fi network until the process completes. To check the progress and confirm the backup completed. Go to Settings > (your name) > iCloud > iCloud Backup. Under Back Up Now, you’ll see the date and time of your last backup.
How to Restore your device from iCloud Back Up
- First, turn on your device then see a Hello screen. If you already set up your device, you need to erase all of its content before you can use these steps to restore from your backup. Tap Settings > General > Reset then tap Erase All Content and Settings.
- Then you can follow the onscreen setup steps until you reach the Apps & Data screen, then tap Restore from iCloud Backup.
- You need sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID then choose a backup. Please look at the date and size of each and pick the most relevant. After you choose, the transfer will starts.
- When get ask, sign in to your Apple ID account to restore your apps and purchases (If you’ve purchased iTunes or App Store content using multiple Apple IDs, you’ll be asked to sign in to each). But if you can’t remember your password, you can tap Skip this Step and sign in later.
- Then stay connected and wait for a progress bar to appear and complete. This depending on the size of the backup and the network speed, the progress bar might need a few minutes to an hour to complete. But if you disconnect from Wi-Fi, the progress will pause until you reconnect.
After finish, you can enjoy your device with content like your apps, photos, music, and other information will continue to restore in the background for the next several hours or days, depending on the amount of information there is. Try to connect often to Wi-Fi and power to let the process complete.
Note: If you restoring iCloud backup then requires a newer version of iOS, Setup Assistant might prompt you to update your software. When you choose to download and install the update, Setup Assistant will automatically update your software and then restore your backup.