iCloud Backup - how often should it happen

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by inthemix, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. inthemix macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I plug my phone in at home, where I have wifi, every night. It's plugged in for 6-8 hours while I sleep. So far the only backup that's completed was two days ago. Shouldn't the phone back up automatically every night?

    Screenshot attached. Current date is 8/19 so the screenshot was taken today.

    This has been previously discussed and no answer was given.

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  2. Brookzy macrumors 601

    Brookzy

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    #2
    Do you use your iPhone between 2AM and 4AM?

    Is your Wi-Fi upload speed particularly slow?

    Does your Wi-Fi drop connection to your phone after a period of idle time (i.e. when the screen is locked) - a common thing for hotel Wi-Fi to do, for example.

    How long have you been using iCloud backup? Is that backup on the 17th your first?

    :)
     
  3. AeroZ macrumors 6502

    AeroZ

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    #3
    Disable iCloud backup, delete backup from iCloud, re-enable iCloud backup and manually backup your phone the first time.
     
  4. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

    M. Gustave

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    Why? You can run a manual iCloud backup any time, no need to turn anything on/off or delete backups.
     
  5. AeroZ macrumors 6502

    AeroZ

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    #5
    If automatic icloud backup doesn't work when the device is connected to a power source and wifi then the steps that I provided might help to fix this.
     

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