How to Manually Start an iCloud Backup

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If you have recently upgraded your device to iOS 5, you must be using iCloud for your backup. Apple allows you to manually trigger an iCloud backup by following a simple process as described in this article. Even though iCloud creates automatic backups for your device when you are connected to Wi-Fi, Apple also allows you to create backups on iCloud manually in case you want to create a backup in emergency.

How to Manually Start an iCloud Backup

Follow the simple steps as given below to create a manual backup on iCloud.

1. Go to Settings > iCloud.icloud backup
2. The new screen will show you a list of the services you are currently syncing with iCloud.icloud backup
3. You can find a button “Storage & Backup” at the bottom of your screen. Click on the button to proceed further.icloud backup
4. Inside the backup section, you can find a button at the bottom labeled “Back up Now”. You can click on the button whenever you are ready to create a backup on iCloud.icloud backup
5. The good thing with creating a backup on iCloud is that it will not affect your device performance and you can continue working with your device while iCloud creates a backup silently at the backend.

Another advantage of using iCloud with your iOS 5 devices is that if you buy any app, eBook or music from iPhone, it will save a backup of the purchase item on iCloud for free.

Let us know about your experience with iCloud and use the comments section below to provide us with feedback of our tutorials!


About Bilal Hameed

Posted on January 30, 2012, in Apple, iOS, iPad, iPhone and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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