How to backup iPhone to cloud?

Cloud Backup

Cloud Backup

Before we embark on how to backup iPhone to cloud, let me take you back a little. The d-day was in 2008 on 11th July. After long speculation, the first iPhone saw the light of the day on the date mentioned above, eventually. The excitement of welcoming the first smartphone was registered all over many people’s faces. Ever since the first one, Apple has been releasing a new release after another. In addition to that, there has been the emergence of other smartphones by other brands. Each version comes with better features. However, there is one shortcoming that has been recurring with every model. Storage remains a problem regarding how limited it is.

However, what is the need of having too much space when the loss or damage of the phone will result in losing all the data in it? That brings about the need for backup. It ensures that you have copies of your contact list, music, photos and files in case you lose the original data. There has emerged a great way to quickly backup your iPhone, and that is to the cloud. This article gives you the various means that you can achieve the same.

How to backup iPhone to cloud the Apple way

        i. iCloud

Apple seemed to have figured out how to help its fans to automatically backup their files to the cloud. It is an inbuilt-feature that allows you to back up your data. The feature also syncs data automatically. Don’t sit back and relax and rely on the sync because that is not a proper backup method. For example, if you delete a picture unintentionally from your phone; it is unrecoverable after automatic sync. Below is a guide of how to backup iPhone to cloud using iCloud.

  1. Before anything else, connect to WI-FI.
  2. Once connected, locate the gear icon representing the “Settings” on your iPhone.
  3. From the menu that pops up upon the previous click, select iCloud option.
  4. Since you may not have set it up during your phone’s setup, there is a requirement to form an account. You will achieve that by clicking on “Create a Free Apple ID.” If you had registered earlier, tap on your Apple ID.
  5. Tap on the second section of the menu by the label iCloud.
  6. Slide your preferred apps to turn them green which means that they are on to select the data to back up.
  7. To reach down, scroll and once there tap the second last section called iCloud Backup.
  8. Toggle by sliding the grey button to turn green to turn it on.
  9. Tap the Backup Now to initiate a manual iCloud backup.

How to backup iPhone to cloud the other way

As much as Apple has done us proud when it comes to high mobile phones, their iCloud failed. That can be backed up by the hackers’ attacks that it has experienced. There are also other security concerns regarding them. Under those circumstances, it is just natural that you consider different ways. There is a discussion regarding them below.

        i. iDrive

  1. The first step is to not only download by also install the application on the phone.
  2. Log into your account or sign up if you do not have one.
  3. Check for the Cloud Backup area and click on the Backup section.
  4. Select the data you want to be backed
  5. Click on the Backup Now button at the bottom.

     ii. Dropbox

  1. Download the Dropbox app.
  2. Create an account.
  3. At the bottom menu bar on your iPhone, tap “Files.”
  4. Then, press the three buttons in a straight line at the right corner on the top which is the options
  5. Select the “Create Folder” option.
  6. Once you browse your device as prompted, then you can upload your files


  • Do number 1 to 5 and for upload, visit the app you want to backup and tap the “Share” button.

   iii. Google Drive

  1. Download the app from App Store as well as open it.
  2. Create an account by pressing the “Create an Account.”
  3. After that, on the page that pops up, look for an addition sign which should be at the bottom right corner. Subsequently, tap on them for a menu.
  4. From the menu, select the upload option and choose the files you intend to backup.
  5. Press the “New Folder” part and name it accordingly.
  6. Open the Google Photos and at the right top corner, tap on the three horizontal dots. Press “Settings” and click on the Backup & Sync.
  7. Integrate your Google Account to your iPhone.

   iv.  OneDrive

  1. Download Microsoft OneDrive for iOS.
  2. Create an account.
  3. Press the “Photos” icon which is a tap at the bottom.
  4. Allow OneDrive to access your photos.


  • After doing step 1 and 2
  1. Tap three parallel lines on the top left corner.
  2. Press the gear icon for settings for access to your settings regarding Microsoft OneDrive in the iPhone app.


I can bet that it is a source of joy for you to that there is a way to keep copies of your data. It has come to my realization that though losing your phone is painful, what hurts the most is the data lost. Some are essential documents or the photos you took during a trip that is memorable to you. You know how to backup iPhone to cloud. Cloud is a place where you can store much data and access it quickly on demand. Be wise and safeguard your precious data.


Author Bio : Jeff Rickards is a passionate technical writer and blog writer.He writes on technology, online business, start-ups etc.

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