How to Enable Automatic iCloud Backups
When it comes to backing up your iPhone, I always recommend automatic backups. They are the most convenient backup option available to iPhone, iOS, and iPad users, they take zero of the user's time or effort, and they ensure you have daily, relevant backups.
The truth is: humans are busy and forget. So, manual backups using iTunes and a PC or Mac become time-consuming or inconvenient. Also, you always run the risk of losing that backup if your computer is damaged, stolen, or has a major technical issue. Also, manual backups to iCloud seem pretty silly when you consider that they take several hours and can be done, instead, while you are sleeping.
In this guide, I show you how to enable automatic backups on your iOS it iPadOS devices. While the automatic backup process takes none of your time or energy, there are a few things to keep in mind before going forward:
- Make sure you have enough iCloud storage space on your product. You need to have enough room for the data taking up storage space on your iPhone or iOS product.
- Make sure you are signed in to iCloud by going to settings > your name. If there is no prompt to sign in, and you see your name, you are good to go!
Now, let's get started.
Note: Macs do not backup to iCloud. While they can sync certain data, they do not perform full backups to iCloud. So, I would recommend using Time Machine, which is also an automatic process.
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