iCloud Backups are not running automatically with iOS 8

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by isohovik, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. isohovik macrumors newbie

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    Hello all! I did some searching, but could find a similar thread.

    My issue is that once I upgraded to iOS 8, my iCloud backups no longer happen automatically. I confirmed I am connected to WiFi and the phone is locked, but to no avail. I saw this issue running 8.0 as well as 8.0.2.

    I have also confirmed the issue occurs on my Retina iPad Mini, and iPhone 6.

    Does anyone else have the same issue?
     
  2. jayes macrumors regular

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    After reading your post, I checked my iCloud backup and sure enough, the last backup was several days ago. I had set it for automatic backup. Or at least I thought I had. But when I checked my phone under iCloud > backup, it was turned off. I turned it back on and it backed up as it should. Then I recalled that I had last backed it up in iTunes and had checked off Backup to Computer. Looks like this had changed my backup from over iCloud to computer until I told it otherwise. Could this be your situation? After I back up to my comptuer, I have to remember to switch it back to icloud in iTunes. Or at least I think this is what happened. Wifi sync in iTunes is not working, but looks like the backup option is.
     
  3. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    My devices on iOS8 auto backup only about every other day if plugged in to charge (and connected to Wifi and locked)
     
  4. isohovik thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That did it

    Ok, so I plugged it into iTunes and it was set to iCloud backup. I changed it to iTunes, then back to iCloud. Once I charged it, I was asked for my Apple ID password. Once I typed that in, backups have been working ever since.

    Not sure what caused this, but glad it's working now. Thanks for the help!
     
  5. Kevitivity macrumors newbie

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    My auto backups are working when plugged in and connected to wi-fi.
     
  6. PaperQueen macrumors 6502

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    Resurrecting this thread.... Anyone else having this problem? Seems that all of a sudden, my iPhone 5 ignores the "auto-backup" setting. Loads of available room in the cloud, phone plugged in, on wifi, locked screen, yet the last backup was ten days ago.

    This happened a couple of weeks ago, but seemed to work correctly after I did a user-triggered backup. Apparently, the problem persists.

    Any advice out there? I haven't connected the phone to iTunes (via USB) in months, so that can't/shouldn't be the problem. :::stumped:::
     

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