iPhone How Often Does iCloud Backup?

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  1. ma1nstr3am macrumors member

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    How Often Does iCloud Backup and what settings do I need to set in order for the backup to automatic other than connecting to WiFi? :confused:
     
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    It backs up when plugged into a power source, is connected to wifi, and is locked. It won't do this every time it meets this conditions, usually just once a day.
     
  3. ma1nstr3am thread starter macrumors member

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    Is there anyway to allow the automation without putting a passcode on the phone or are you saying just at least having the display in sleep mode/auto-lock (such as after 2,3,4,5 minutes?).
     
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    There is no need for a passcode. Locked just means where the screen is asleep and you need to "slide to unlock" to access the phone.
     
  5. ma1nstr3am thread starter macrumors member

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    Awesome, thank you. BTW is there a specific time the iPhone backs up to the iCloud if it meets all conditions or is it just random every day?
     
  6. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    I don't really know but it seems to happen for me most frequently at night. I also manually start the back up several times per week, so I'm sure someone else has a more accurate answer than I do.
     

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