iCloud backup failed

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Maziar, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Maziar macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2010
    Hey guys
    Recently upgraded my iPhone 4 to iOS5 and I get this error while enabling iCloud backup,any solutions ?
  2. brezz macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2008
    A lot of us seem to be having this problem. I'm wondering if there is a server problem.

  3. Maziar thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2010
    OK,so I forgot to set the backup method to "iCloud" in iTunes.I did that and now it starts to sync but immediately gives an error: "There was a problem completing the backup.Please try again later."
  4. ppdix macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2001
    Miami Beach
    MobileMe all over again...

    Sick of software that doesn't work right...
  5. hardaway macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2011
    iCloud Backup Failed

    I was able to back up my iPad, but not my iPhone 4. Bummer. It keeps saying Try Again. I imagine the servers are busy, but I would love to know, because I'm leaving on a trip tomorrow.
  6. Maziar thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2010
    It seems its a server problem,I'll try with my iPad to see if it works or not
  7. todd03blown macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2010
    I was able to get my iphone4 backed up just fine. It was about a 200mb backup and took about 20 minutes to complete. I ran it today about 12:30pm EDT. I haven't run a backup yet for my ipad2 but will do so later.
  8. iphone1105 macrumors 68020


    Oct 8, 2009
    I ran two backups, one on an iP4 and the other iPad gen 1 and both seemed to go smooth. OP, try it again. If not maybe give the phone a hard reset or reboot and see if a kick in the pants can get it started.
  9. skybunnygirl macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2011
    It is not working

    I have been trying all day to back my iPhone 4 byt I get the same error message iCloud Backup Failed There was a problem enabling iCloud Backup. I have been retrying since 8am but no success. Any other ideas anyone? :confused:
  10. HE15MAN macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2009
    Florida's Treasure Coast
  11. Maziar thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2010
    OK,so I managed to fix it :)
    There are few things you have to do first before using the iCloud from the phone
    1)Connect the iPhone.In iTunes,select the summary tab and choose "Backup to iCloud"

    If you're using Windows,download this
    Open it and sign in via your apple ID
    If you're using OS X,download 10.7.2 update and the iCloud settings should be available in the system preferences.(login with your apple ID)

    3)Now go to your iPhone's settings>iCloud>Storage and backup and enable "iCloud backup" and then select "Backup now" and it should work fine without any errors.
  12. skybunnygirl macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2011
    Hard reset got mine working also. It took about 8 hours for the back up to complete, but finally it did. I hope it won't take that long to retrive all my info when needed. :rolleyes:

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