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How to Back Up an iPhone to iCloud
Open Settings. If you’re still on the Wi-Fi settings screen, tap Settings in the upper-left corner to return to the main Settings screen. Otherwise simply launch the Settings app as you did before.
Tap your Apple ID. It’s the section at the top of the screen that contains your name and image if you’ve added one.
- If you are not signed in, tap Sign in to your iPhone. enter your Apple ID and password, then tap Sign In .
- If you are running an older version of iOS, you may not need to do this step.
Tap iCloud . It’s in the second section of the menu.
Select iCloud data to back up. Slide the buttons next to the listed apps, such as Notes and Calendars, to the “On” (green) position to include their data when your iPhone is backed up.
- The data from apps whose buttons are “Off” (white) will not be backed up.
Scroll down and tap iCloud Backup . It’s at the bottom of the second section.
Slide “iCloud Backup” to the “On” position. It will turn green. Now your iPhone will back up to your iCloud account when it’s plugged in and connected to a Wi-Fi network.
- To invoke an immediate backup, tap Back Up Now at the bottom of the menu.