How to Manually Backup Your iPhone to iCloud: 11 Steps (with Pictures)

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How to Manually Backup Your iPhone to iCloud: 11 Steps (with Pictures)
How to Manually Backup Your iPhone to iCloud: 11 Steps (with Pictures)
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In this article, you'll learn how to manually back up your iPhone data, such as photos or notes, to your iCloud account.

Steps

Part 1 of 2: Connecting to Wi-Fi

Manually Backup Your iPhone to iCloud Step 1

Step #1. Open Settings

That's the gray app with the gear icon, which is usually on your home screen.

Manually Backup Your iPhone to iCloud Step 2

Step #2. Tap on Wi-Fi

It's at the top of the menu Institutions.

You must have a WiFi connection to make a backup

Manually Backup Your iPhone to iCloud Step 3

Step 3. Slide the button next to Wifi to the right

It then turns green.

Manually Backup Your iPhone to iCloud Step 4

Step #4. Click on a Wi-Fi network

Select a network.

Enter a password if prompted

Part 2 of 2: Backing up your iPhone

Manually Backup Your iPhone to iCloud Step 5

Step #1. Open Settings

If you're still in the menu Wi-Fi sit, then tap Institutions in the top left corner to return to the page Institutions. Otherwise, open the app Institutions as you have done before.

Manually Backup Your iPhone to iCloud Step 6

Step #2. Tap on your Apple ID

That's the top part of the screen where your name is written, and a photo if you've added one.

  • If you are not logged in, tap Sign in to your iPhone, enter your Apple ID and password, then tap login.
  • If you have an older version of iOS, this step may not be necessary.
Manually Backup Your iPhone to iCloud Step 7

Step #3. Tap on iCloud

It's in the second part of the menu.

Manually Backup Your iPhone to iCloud Step 8

Step 4. Select the data you want to back up

Slide the buttons next to the apps, such as photos or Calendars, to the right so that they turn green to back up the data.

The data in the apps that you leave off (the button is to the left and is white), will not be backed up

Manually Backup Your iPhone to iCloud Step 9

Step 5. Scroll down and tap iCloud Backup

It's at the bottom of the second section.

  • If you have an older version of iOS it might be called Backup.
Manually Backup Your iPhone to iCloud Step 10

Step 6. Slide the button next to iCloud Backup to the right

It then turns green.

Manually Backup Your iPhone to iCloud Step 11

Step 7. Tap Back Up Now

The selected data on your iPhone will now be backed up manually.

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