With iCloud Backup, Apple’s cloud-based storage service provides a very convenient way to protect your data on your iPhone. Unfortunately, iPhone may not be backed up to iCloud for a variety of reasons, including connectivity issues and system configuration conflicts.
Thankfully, it doesn’t take too much effort to get iCloud backup working again on your iPhone. So here are 15 fixes you can try.
The following troubleshooting tips apply to the following issues with iCloud backup:
- The Backup Now option for iCloud Backup is grayed out.
- As a result of iCloud backup, I get an error such as “The last backup could not be completed”.
- Backup of iCloud backup takes too long or gets stuck with “estimated remaining time”.
- It seems that the storage capacity of iCloud backup is insufficient.
1. Connect to Wi-Fi
iCloud backup works only on Wi-Fi, so if you’re using cellular bandwidth to connect your iPhone to the internet, you won’t be able to back up your data to iCloud. You can also start the backup manually Backup now Options (below setting >> >> Apple ID >> >> iCloud >> >> iCloud backup) It is grayed out in mobile data.
Even if your iPhone is connected to a Wi-Fi network, a weak connection can take an unusually long time to complete an iCloud backup. Try placing your iOS device near a router or access point to ensure full Wi-Fi signal strength.
2. Charge your iPhone
For automatic or manual iCloud backup, the iPhone battery charge level should also be at least 50%. If not, just plug your device into the charger and you’re ready to go.
3. Check the system status
If you continue to have problems with iPhone not being backed up to iCloud, it’s a good idea to make sure there are no problems on the server side. To do this, go to Apple’s system status page.
For the following statuses iCloud backup Indicates a problem with the service. You have to wait until Apple fixes the problem. This should usually occur within a few hours.
4. Switch airplane mode
Try switching the airplane mode on your iPhone. This will help restart the Wi-Fi radio and resolve minor connectivity issues. To do this, open the iPhone Control Center and tap the airplane mode icon. Then wait a few seconds and tap again.
You can also solve the strange problem with your Wi-Fi connection by soft resetting your network router (if physically accessible) or renewing your iPhone’s IP lease.
5. Change the DNS server
Setting up your iPhone using the widely used DNS (Domain Name Service) may help you find the relevant iCloud backup server without any problems. Google DNS is a great choice.
So start by heading for setting >> >> Wifi Select an active Wi-Fi connection.Then tap Configure DNSChoose manual, Replace the existing DNS entry with:
Tap keep Apply the changes. Please note that other Wi-Fi connection DNS servers stored on your iPhone will not be replaced.
6. Disable low data mode
Low data mode helps save bandwidth on your Wi-Fi network, but it also limits background activities such as automatic iCloud backups. This can lead to issues such as iPhone not being backed up to iCloud.Stick to manual backup or go to and disable low data mode setting >> >> Wifi Turn off the switch next to it Low data mode Under an active Wi-Fi connection information pain.
7. Disable low power mode
Low power mode is another built-in iOS feature that interferes with background activity. You need to charge your iPhone to at least 50%, but you can stop iCloud automatic backup by activating low power mode.You can turn it off by heading for setting >> >> battery Disable the switch on the side Low power mode..
8. Free iCloud storage
If iCloud has little or no storage left, iPhone will temporarily suspend iCloud backup until it has more free space.
To manage iCloud storage setting >> >> Apple ID >> >> iCloud >> >> Manage iCloud.. You can then check and delete the data in unwanted formats.Or tap Storage plan change Upgrade to the next iCloud storage tier.