Backup is the best way to keep your document secure from theft or damage phone. There are several ways or means one can engage to backup its data. These include, the use of memory card or SD card as you called it, computer is also another way to keep your files among others. I am not saying these medium are not good, they are very good. But I prefer the use of iCloud backup to prevent whatever I want to keep.
Any of the backup option mentioned above may in one way or the other fail you aside iCloud backup. Your computer might crash and never recover whatever you kept on it. You might misplace you memory card and never get what you saved on it. Now, you see reasons you need backup iCloud to save your data of any kind. iCloud backup will never failed you, you will always have access to it everywhere around the globe.
What is iCloud?
iCloud is simply a service that keeps all your devices in sync. In other words, you can share information between an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and a computer. The information on each device is automatically updated to make sure the most current information is available on all devices. The service is free, operates wirelessly, and runs in the background, with no special action required by the user.
iCloud works by storing your information securely on a remote server. This online storage capability is also known as cloud storage. By securely storing your information online, you can access this information from any device, at any time. Now that you know what iCloud is?
What is iCloud backup?
iCloud Backup makes a copy of the information on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. When your device is backed up in iCloud, you can easily set up a new device or restore information on one you already have.
How to Backup to iCloud From iPhone or iPad
Backing up an iPhone or iPad to iCloud is achieved by going through the Settings app on the device. The process is the same on iPad and iPhone, though the settings look slightly different due to the different screen size of each device. Here are the steps:
Step 1 ====> Be sure the iPhone or iPad is connected to a wi-fi network
Step 2 ====> Open the Settings app on the iPhone or iPad, the Settings app icon is gray and looks like gears
Step 3 ====> Tap on your name at the top of the Settings app to access your iCloud and Apple ID settings, hope you understand to this level.
Step 4 ====>Then tap on iCloud to access iCloud settings
Step 5 ====> On the iCloud settings section, scroll down and tap on iCloud Backup
Step 6 ====> Make sure the iCloud Backup is toggled ON
Step 7 ====> Tap on Back Up Now to start an iCloud backup immediately of the current device
Step 8 ====> Finally allow iCloud backup process to complete without your interruption.
Automatically Back Up With iCloud Backup
To let iCloud automatically back up your device each day, here’s what you need to do:
Step 1 ====> Make sure that iCloud Backup is turned on in Settings
====> [your name]
====> iCloud Backup.
If you are using iOS 10.2 or earlier
====> Go to Settings
Step 2 ====> Connect your device to a power source.
Step 3 ====> Then connect your device to a Wi-Fi network
Step 4 ====> Also makes sure that your device’s screen is locked.
Step 5 ====> Check that you have enough available space in iCloud for the backup.
When you sign in to iCloud, you get 5GB of iCloud storage for free. If you need more iCloud storage, you can buy more from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac. Plans start at 50GB for $0.99 (USD) a month.
How Long Do iCloud Backups From iOS Devices Take To Complete?
iCloud backups can take a while to complete depending on internet connection speed, the size of the backup, how recently the device was backed up before the current backup, and how much stuff is on the iPhone or iPad and how much has changed.
It is not unusual for iCloud backups to take several hours if not longer, particularly for storage loaded iOS devices that have 64 GB, 128 GB, 256GB, or large amounts of data on the device. Keep in mind that an iCloud backup is literally uploading the data on the iPhone or iPad to iCloud, and thus the speed at which the data backup happens is dependent on the speed of the internet connection in use during device backups.
For these reasons, using iCloud to backup is best for users with reliable and ultra-fast high speed broadband internet connections, and it may not be a good backup solution for rural users or those with less speedy or reliable internet service.