How to Use iCloud to Make an iCloud Backup

Last Updated on December 8, 2020 by Jason Ben

As a big fan of Apple products, I can’t wait to buy a new one when it launches a new type of iPhone. Most of the people think that changing a mobile phone is not convenient because it’s a consuming task to transfer the data from the old phone to a new one. While, for me, it’s never a problem. With the help of iCloud backup, the data on my new iPhone will be just the same as the previous one. Sounds amazing? Do you want to know how to use iCloud? Follow me and I will show you how to do an iCloud backup step by step.

1 How to backup iPhone via iCloud

Follow the next steps:

Step 1 Connect iPhone to a Wi-Fi network.

Step 2 Settings>Your name >iCloud> iCloud Backup.

Step 3 Tap iCloud Backup and turn on iCloud Backup.

For iOS 10.2 or earlier devices, Settings>iCloud>Backup to turn on iCloud backup

Step 4 Tap Back Up Now and remember to keep the device connected to the Wi-Fi network during the backup process.

iPhone has an automatic iCloud backup function which can protect data as much as possible from iPhone’s sudden breakdown. The steps are as following.

Step 1 Settings > Your Name > iCloud > iCloud Backup to turn on iCloud Backup

For iOS10.2 or earlier devices, Settings > iCloud > Backup to turn on iCloud Backup

Step 2 Connect iPhone to a power source and a Wi-Fi network.

Step 3 Lock iPhone screen and make sure that you have adequate iCloud storage space. The backup process will begin automatically.

Although backing up by iCloud is a good way to secure your data, it also has some shortcomings. The backup is a package, you cannot preview it. The only way you know exactly what’s inside is to restoring the whole backup. But actually, in our daily life, we may just need to extract some of the contents such as messages, photos, contacts etc. Do we have other better option to fulfill that requirements? Moreover, Apple only provides 5GB iCloud storage space for free, we have to pay for extra space if needed. What else place can we store our backups in case of the 5GB is fully used? iMyFone D-Back can solve your problems above. By using iMyFone D-Back you can not only preview what’s in the backup file but also download the backups to your computer. How wonderful! Let me introduce the steps.

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2 How to Download iCloud Backup to PC

Following are the steps of downloading your iCloud backup.

Step 1 Launch iMyfone D-Back.

Step 2 Click Recover from iCloud Back up then click Start.

Step 3 Select the data types you want to recover by ticking the box. Then click Next.

Please only tick the data types you need, it will save time when scanning the iCloud backup in following step.

Step 4 Sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID and password.

Don’t connect the device to prevent iCloud files being modified.

Step 5 After signing in, choose the backup you want to recover data from and click Next. Then iMyFone D-Back starts to download iCloud backup.

The downloading time depends on the network and the size of backup file. Please be patient.

If you have several backups, carefully choose the backup that contains the data you want to recover.

Step 6 When the download is finished, you can see the specific contents in your iCloud backup.

Tick the contents you want to download to PC or Mac, then click Recover to choose a location on your PC to save these data.

After above introduction, how do you feel iMyFone D-Back? Isn’t it smart enough? With its help, you can not only free your 5GB iCloud storage space but also preview what’s inside the backup package before restoring it. What a great tool!