[Simple Steps] How To Backup iPhone XS/XS Max/XR To iCloud

How To Backup iPhone XS (Max) or iPhone XR To iCloud

Learn Simple Steps To Backup iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max Or iPhone XR To iCloud!

Overview: Are you looking for simple steps to backup iPhone XS, XS Max or iPhone XR to iCloud? If “Yes”, then you have landed on the right webpage. In this blog I have provided simple steps that will help you to easily backup iPhone XS/XS Max/XR to iCloud. Just go through the steps and take backup of your iPhone to iCloud.

tipExpert Tip: However, if you are looking to backup selected data of your iPhone XS (Max) or XR to computer, then it is highly recommended that you must use iOS Backup & Restore software.

With the iOS Backup and Restore Tool, you can:

  • Effectively backup the whole iPhone XS/XS Max/XR to your computer in just few mouse clicks.
  • Allow you to preview and selectively backup data from iPhone to computer.
  • Zero data loss on devices during the restore.
  • Supports all iPhones, including iPhone XS (Max), iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8 (Plus), etc.
  • Available for both Windows and Mac computer.
  • 100% safe, secure and easy to use.

Free Download Trial Version/Buy Now iOS Backup & Restore Tool

*Trial version only scans and previews files.

*Trial version only scans and previews files.

Honestly, speaking mobile phones have become the bedrock on which we make our digital lives but unluckily due to its nature, phones are almost always in danger of getting damaged, lost or stolen.

Therefore, you must have a good backup strategy as it protects your data no matter what happens to your device.

Luckily, backing up your iPhone is not that difficult. You can easily backup your iPhone XS (Max) or iPhone XR to iCloud.

So, in this guide we focus on how to back up iPhone XS (Max)/XR to iCloud.

So, here we go!

Also Read: [Simple Steps]: How To Backup iPhone XS/XS Max/XR To iTunes

Steps To Backup iPhone XS/XS Max/XR To iCloud

Apple’s iCloud is a cloud computing service that allows you to backup iPhone data and information into your iCloud storage. Apple offer free 5GB of iCloud storage to you when you login to your iCloud/Apple account with your email.

iCloud allow you to back up all kind of your iPhone XS/XS Max/XR app data, contacts, call history, photos, videos, messages, music files, purchases from Apple store, browser history, documents, phone settings, etc.

Beside that you can easily restore the data/content that you have backed-up in iCloud to another iPhone.

Anyway, if you want to backup your iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max or iPhone XR to iCloud, then you have to follow the below-mentioned steps.

Step 1: First of all connect your device to proper Wi-Fi network.

Step 2: On your iPhone, go to Settings> [your name] and then tap on iCloud.

Backup iPhone To iCloud

Step 3: Tap on “iCloud Backup”.

Step 4: Finally tap on “Back Up Now”. This start the backup process. Just stay connected to your Wi-Fi network till the backup process get completes.

You can see the backup progress and confirm the backup completed. Go to Settings> [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup. Under “Back Up Now” section, you will see the date and time of your last backup file.

That’s It!

Also Read: How To Restore iPhone XS/XS Max/XR From iTunes Backup [2 Ways]

Next, learn – how to automatically back up iPhone XS/XS Max/XR with iCloud backup?

Automatically Back Up iPhone XS/XS Max/XR With iCloud Backup

If you want iCloud to automatically backup your iPhone XS (Max)/XR each day, then here what you need to do:

  • On your iPhone, go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup and make sure that “iCloud Backup” is turned ON.
  • Connect your iPhone to a Wi-Fi network.
  • Connect your iPhone to a power source.
  • Ensure that your iPhone’s screen is locked.
  • Next, check that you have enough storage space available in iCloud for the backup. When you sign-in to your iCloud account you get free 5GB of iCloud storage. But, if you do not have enough storage space in iCloud, then you can buy more iCloud storage from your iPhone or Mac. Plans start at $0.99 (USD) for 50GB a month. Here learn more about plans and prices in your region.

Also Read: Top 4 Ways To Transfer Data From Old iPhone To iPhone XS/XS Max/XR

Alternative To iCloud: Backup iPhone XS/XS Max/XR To Computer Without iCloud

Now let me introduce the more flexible solution and best alternative to iCloud backup.

I said more flexible and best alternative because iCloud let you to backup whole iPhone data and information and doesn’t allow you backup only selected data. Also, when you want to restore from backup, then iCloud doesn’t allow you to restore data selectively.

So, more flexible and best alternative to iCloud backup is to use iOS Backup and Restore software that will allow you to easily backup iPhone XS/XS Max or iPhone XR to computer (Windows/Mac). With the help of this iPhone XS (Max) backup tool, you can backup almost all kind of data types that includes photos, videos, audio, contacts, call logs, messages, Voicemail, Safari bookmarks, notes, voice memos, documents, app’s data, etc.

*Trial version only scans and previews files.

*Trial version only scans and previews files.

Additionally, with the help of iPhone XR Backup tool, you can backup your iPhone XS/XS Max/XR data to your computer selectively. Also it helps you to restore data selectively from the backup, iTunes or iCloud backup. So, this tool can be the most useful and best alternative to iCloud backup when you want to backup iPhone XS (Max)/XR to computer.

Below, follow the steps to backup iPhone XS (Max)/XR to computer selectively with the help of iOS Backup & Restore software.

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Steps To Selectively Backup iPhone XS/XS Max/XR To Computer

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.


*Trial version only scans and previews files.

*Trial version only scans and previews files.

Wrap Up

So, iPhone XS, XS Max or iPhone XR users who are very confused about the backup process of their important data, I hope you got a clear concept about iPhone XS (Max)/XR data backup, after going through this article.

You can easily backup iPhone XS (Max)/iPhone XR to iCloud by following the simple steps mentioned above in the article. But since, iCloud backup & restore feature has some limitations and hence it is highly recommended that you must try iOS Backup & Restore software that is more flexible and best alternative to iCloud to backup iPhone to computer.

Max Field

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.

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