Automatic iCloud backups not working

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by mbhforum, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. mbhforum, Oct 15, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2011

    mbhforum macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    #1
    I had a 4, now have a 4s and an iPad 2 and automatic iCloud backups do not happen when my screen is locked, phone charged and on my wifi network. It works manually and my automatic wifi sync does work as well. I even disabled the WiFi iTunes Sync to see if that was causing a conflict, but it didn't help.
     
  2. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

    Stealthipad

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2010
    #2
    How do you know it does not work?

    Have you left your devices plugged in and connected to WiFi ALL night and checked the last date of the back up? It may not do it the second you do this and might wait till the server is less busy later in the night or even early morning.

    Mine is working great. Everything on my iPhone 4S migrated over to my iPad 3G. It is a great feature.
     
  3. mbhforum thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    #3
    Yes, all night and still no iCloud backup. The restore feature is great, went from my 4 to 4s in 15 minutes wire free. I just hate to have to manually back it up constantly.
     
  4. mbhforum thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    #4
    All,

    I believe I have fixed the issue by deleting my iCloud profile on my iPhone and re-creating the iCloud profile. My phone then synched automatically when I charged my phone and on my wifi network the next time i charged it.
     
  5. JGruber macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2006
    #5
    Mine has the same issue, left the iPhone connected to the charger lastnight, on WiFi, and no auto backup. I'm going to try and delete the iCloud profile when I get home and see if that works.

    I'm wondering if it only does a backup if it detects changes.
     
  6. mbhforum thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    #6
    My friend who was having the same problem with his 3GS reported this fix helped him as well. Let's see in 2-3 days if it works though ;)
     
  7. JGruber macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2006
    #7
    I'll be trying it when I get home. I'll have to check my Wife's iPhone 4S as well.
     
  8. JGruber macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2006
  9. mbhforum thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    #9
    Sorry to hear that. I confirmed my fix definitely has worked for me and my friend. Every day now my phone is backing up to the iCloud automatically.
     

Share This Page