Learn Easy Step By Step Guide To Take Backup To iCloud On iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max!
If you have upgraded your old phone to iPhone 11, 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max, then one thing you must consider and that is – the habit of regularly backing up your iPhone and one of the simplest ways to backup an iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max is with iCloud.
Many users don’t know the process of backing up iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max to iCloud, but you don’t need to get worried about it all as this tutorial aims to provide the complete process of ensuring the backups for iCloud are enabled and guiding how to take an immediate backup of active iPhone 11, 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max to iCloud.
Beside that, this post will also answer some common questions related to iCloud such as – What is iCloud? What is backed up to iCloud? When data gets backed-up to iCloud? How long does iCloud backups from iPhone takes to complete?
So, let’s start with – What is an iCloud backup and what data is backed up to iCloud?
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What is an iCloud backup and what data is backed up to iCloud?
iCloud is the cloud data storage just like Google drive. iCloud is a service from Apple and an iCloud backups are the backup of your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) on remote servers hosted by Apple.
Now you might have another question – Is iCloud backup is secure?
Let me tell that all iCloud backup are secured and encrypted by default and all your Apple products are attached to Apple ID.
Now, let us know – What data are backed up to iCloud?
iCloud backups include all data of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, including contacts,
Contacts, Photos, Calendars, Bookmarks, Mail, Notes, Documents, Voice Memos, shared photos, Health data, Call history, Login details, Account information, Settings, Preferences and more.
Alright, so now let us learn – How to backup iPhone 11, 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max to iCloud?
How To Backup iPhone 11, 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max To iCloud?
Backing up iPhone 11, 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max to iCloud is a good habit because backup will help you to restore data when any unexpected data loss or deletion occurs on your iOS device.
Here follow the steps to backup iPhone 11, 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max via iCloud.
Steps To Backup iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max To iCloud
Note: Before you follow the below steps, make sure your iPhone is connected to a proper working Wi-Fi network.
Step 1: On your iPhone go to “Settings”.
Step 2: Tap on “Your Name” located at the top of the Settings app in order to access iCloud.
Step 3: To go to iCloud Settings tap on “iCloud”.
Step 4: Scroll down and tap on “iCloud Backup” which is under the iCloud section.
Step 5: Check and ensure that “iCloud Backup” is toggled to the ON position.
Step 6: Tap on “Back Up Now” to manually backup your iPhone.
Step 7: Now just sit back and allow the iCloud backup to get complete.
Congratulations! You have just taken the backup of your iPhone 11, 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max to iCloud.
You can see that backing to iCloud is very easy. The whole iCloud backup process is done in just few taps on your iPhone.
Now that you learnt how to backup to iCloud from an iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max, you may have some common questions related to iCloud backup that you may want to know. Now I am going to answer those questions as I promised in the beginning of the post.
Question: When iPhone data gets backed-up to iCloud?
Answer – If you have iCloud backups enabled on iPhone, iPad or iPad touch and when device is connected to Wi-Fi, plugged in for charging with the screen locked, then the device will automatically backup itself to iCloud.
For example – When your device is connected to home or office network and you leave your iPhone plugged in for charge, then iPhone will automatically backup to iCloud when not in use.
Besides that, you can manually take backup of your iPhone to iCloud at any time.
Question: How long does iCloud backups from iPhone takes to complete?
Answer – iCloud backups can take a while to complete backup. It’s all depend upon the size of the backup, internet connection speed, how recently the backup was taken last time before the current backup, how much data and information is on the iPhone and how much have changed.
Always remember that an iCloud backup is literally uploading the data on iPhone to iCloud and hence the speed at which the data backup happens is depended on the speed of the Wi-Fi or mobile internet connection in use during device backup.
Alternative Method: Backup iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max Without iCloud
Let me tell you that iCloud backup take the whole backup of iPhone and when you need to restore data from iCloud even that time also restoring from iCloud restore all data and settings to your iPhone. It means that the current data which was not backed-up will get replaced/erased by the backup data when you restore from iCloud.
You might be thinking that alternative will be taking back up of iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro to iTunes. But let me tell you that just iCloud, even the iTunes also does the same thing – take whole backup of iPhone and restore all data when restoring from iTunes backup.
Both iCloud and iTunes do not give you the option to selectively backup and restore data of iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max.
So in order to deal with such scenario, here I introduce you the most popular and worldwide used iOS Data & Backup which is a suitable iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max Backup and Restore software. This iPhone backup software will allow you to backup iPhone 11 data selectively to your computer as well it will allow you to restore data selectively.
With the use of iPhone 11 Backup Tool, you can backup following data types:
- Call Logs
- Safari Bookmarks
- Voice Memos
- App’s Data, etc.
The iPhone 11 Backup and Restore Tool is available for both Windows and Mac computer. Further it also allows you to restore data selectively from iTunes as well from iCloud backup, hence it is best alternative to iCloud.
Here follow the steps to backup iPhone 11, 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max to computer (Mac or PC) with the help of iOS Backup and Restore Tool.
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Steps To Backup iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max To Computer Without iCloud (Mac or PC)
Step 1: Connect Your iOS Device To Computer
First download, install and launch iOS Data Backup & Restore on your computer and click on “Backup & Restore” module from the available list. Then with the help of USB/Lightning cable connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to computer. The software will automatically detect your iOS device.
For iOS device, iOS Backup & Restore Tool support to backup most of the data types such as photos, videos, contacts, text SMS, social app data (WhatsApp, Kik, Viber, Kik, LINE, etc), voice memos, privacy data and much more. So, in order to back up your iOS device, simply click on “Backup”.
Step 2: Select The Type of Files To Backup
After you click on “Backup”, the software will automatically detect all the file types on your device and then you can select what file types you want to back up. After you select the file types, click on “Backup” button.
You may also click on folder icon that is just placed below the file types to set the destination path for saving backup file as per your requirement.
The complete backup process may take few minutes, depending upon the size of data stored on your iOS device. Then, the software will show all types of supported data such as multimedia, privacy, app data, and other data.
Step 3: View What’s Have Been Backed Up
Once the backup process gets completed, you can click on “View Backup History”, it will display all the iOS device backup history. Now simply click on “View” to see all the data that have been backed-up from your iOS device. You can select one file or multiple file files to print or export them to your computer.
After going through the post I hope you have learned as well as easily backup your iPhone 11, 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max to iCloud by following simple steps mentioned above in the article.
But since, iCloud backup and restore feature has some restrictions, therefore it is suggested that you must try iOS Backup and Restore software which is a best alternative to iCloud as it backup iOS device data selectively as well restore data from backup to iOS device selectively.
Max Field is a founder of ios-datarecovery.com. He is an iOS lover and loves to write tips, tricks, fixes for errors, data recovery solutions and more related to iOS, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, iTunes and iCloud.