iPhone 8(+) iCloud backup failed - notification


macrumors 68000
Original poster
Dec 3, 2017
After all these months, the "iCloud backup failed" notification won't go away. My only options are to buy one of the 3 iCloud monthly storage options. The option that said "not now" is no longer available. Anything I can do? I have no use for iCloud storage, but if I have to pay .99 per month to get rid of the notification I will.

now i see it

macrumors 601
Jan 2, 2002
Everyone with an Apple ID gets 5GB of free iCloud storage which isn't enough space to back up a modern iPhone full of stuff.
If you want to back up to iCloud, pay the $0.99/month for 50GB of space. There's no other option if you want to backup to iCloud. And having 50GB of storage is handy for a lot of other things besides backups.


macrumors 604
May 26, 2016
Cloud storage is so ridiculously cheap these days that I don’t know why it even requires a second thought.


macrumors 68020
Jul 4, 2012
Turn off iCloud backup - if it is failing and you don't want to buy more just turn if off and then it won't try and give you messages.

5 GB is more than enough for me - it depends upon settings as well as quantity of stuff