Manual backup to iCloud without iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Sq123, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. Sq123 macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2014
    I recently broke my iphone 5 but beforehand I luckily backed it up to my laptop itunes. Now I have just bought a samsung which can sync iphone data using icloud.

    So is there a way of moving the physical backup located on my laptop to icloud so i can put all the data onto my samsung?

    Also, I have an old iphone 4, but whenevr I connect it to my laptop and try and restore it, with my iphone 5 data it doesnt seem to let me. It only wants to restore from 3 years ago when I last used the iphone 4.

    Thanks for any help, y'all are stars!
  2. stephaniegavin macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2014
    There is no way to transfer a local iTunes backup to iCloud. Apple prevents it. You would need to restore the iPhone (assuming you have one that is not broken) with the local backup and then you can turn on iCloud backup for that restored device.

    There is also a previous thread on this subject that might be helpful:

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