The use of iCloud to sync data from your iPhone to your computer is essential if you want your data to be effectively uploaded to your account. This process allows you to create a backup file that you can access anytime and anywhere as long as there is a computer unit or a mobile gadget with Internet access.
iCloud is Apple’s innovative cloud storage service, and it offers 5GB of free storage for its users. An upgrade is required for additional storage and available with an annual fee.
One of the latest iOS 5 features is the ability to backup iPad, iPhone and ipod Touch to iCloud. With this feature, you can easily access your data such as calendar events, contacts and images wherever you are. iCloud ensures that your data are safe and copied incessantly to remote storage for backup.
Use of iCloud as your backup destination allows you to quickly and easily restore a backup anytime and anywhere you have to. This eliminates the need to wait until you can connect your iPhone to iTunes if you want to perform restoration from backup.
If you are one of those people who are asking: How do I backup my iPhone to iCloud? Here is a step by step guide.
Enable iCloud Backup
During the installation process of iOS 5 on an iPhone, you will be asked if you want to backup your device to either iTunes or iCloud. The simplest way to setup backup is to choose iCloud when you are prompted to do this.
In case you have already gone through the process and you have not chosen iCloud during the initial setup, you can still have your iPhone remotely backed up to iCloud by following these steps:
- On your iPhone, open the Setting Apps
- From the option list, choose iCloud
- From the settings page of iCloud, scroll down and click Storage and Backup
- On the next page, select iCloud Backup option for On
Your iCloud backup storage service starts, and it automatically backs up your accounts, documents, settings and camera rolls whenever your iPhone is connected to the Internet.
If you want to know when your iPhone successfully backed up, just follow steps 1, 2 and 3. Instead of sliding the On option, just scroll down a little bit more. Under the option for back UP Now, you will find the last time your iPhone backup was successfully completed.
Manual iPhone backup to iCloud
It is also possible to manually backup your iPhone to iCloud, just follow these steps:
- Open Settings App
- Select iCloud
- Scroll down, select Storage and Backup
- Scroll down, click Back Up Now
These steps will begin a backup process that will send your iPhone iOs data directly to the iCloud servers.
Following these steps will start a backup process and send your iOS data to Apple’s iCloud Servers. This is an essential process in case you need to make significant changes or try out new software on your iPhone and you are not sure with how the changes will affect your iOS device.