[Tutorial] How to Backup iPhone 8 to iCloud

By Abby Poole to iCloud, Apple Resources | Posted on Jan 15, 2019

iPhone 8 is supposed to set the world on fire with a big breakthroughs, like 3D facial scanning tech, wireless charging, dual-lens camera with AR capability etc. on Apple's 10th anniversary. This means there will be a new buying spree for iPhone 8. Whatever, as a iPhone user, you have no excuse for not backing it up so as to keep your iPhone safe in case your iPhone was lost, stolen, severely damaged, or just went kaput. I'm talking about not just apps, but also photos, address books, notes, documents, and more. Then the issue comes to how to backup iPhone, I mean backup iPhone 8 to iCloud?

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[How to] Backup to iCloud from iPhone 8 iOS 11

Before you start to backup iPhone 8 to iCloud, you need have a clear understanding of what does iCloud backup. With iCloud Backup, you back up your data to the cloud automatically with a Wi-Fi connection and back up:

Apples provides 5GB of free cloud storage per Apple ID. You can easily eat up 5GB of storage quickly if you are backing up your photos and videos, but you can purchase additional iCloud storage for a fee, starting at 50GB for $0.99 a month, or you can also delete the old iCloud backups to get rid of iCloud storage full problem.

Now let's check how to backup iPhone 8 to iCloud step by step.

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Step 1: Connect your device to a Wi-Fi network

Step 2: Tap Settings > [your name], and tap iCloud. If you're using iOS 10.2 or earlier, go to Settings, then scroll down and tap iCloud.

Step 3: Scroll down, tap iCloud Backup. If you're using iOS 10.2 or earlier, tap Backup. Make sure that iCloud Backup is turned on.

Step 4: Tap Back Up Now and stay connected to your Wi-Fi network until the process completes.

Step 5: Make sure that the backup finished: Tap Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Storage > Manage Storage, then select your device, and the backup should appear in the details with the time and backup size. If you're using iOS 10.2 or earlier, your path is Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage.

iPhone 8 to iCloud Backup is Done - Now What?

After the above steps, how to backup to iCloud from iPhone 8 iOS 11 is done. Now what? Restore your data if you need. Whether you're upgrading to a new iPhone, installing iOS 11, or recovering your priceless photos, videos etc., backup being a half way here - iPhone data recovery being the other half.

Restore from an iCloud backup:

1. On your iOS device, go to Settings > General > Software Update. If a newer version of iOS is available, follow the onscreen instructions to download and install it.
2. Make sure you have a recent backup to restore from. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage (or Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage), then tap a device listed under Backups to see the date and size of its latest backup.
3. Go to Settings > General > Reset, then tap "Erase all content and settings. "
4. On the Apps & Data screen, tap Restore from iCloud Backup, then sign in to iCloud.
5. Proceed to "Choose backup, " then choose from a list of available backups in iCloud. Also read the tip if your iPhone won't restore.

FAQ About Backing Up iPhone to iCloud

Q1: What do I do if my iPhone doesn't have enough storage for back up?

A: Generally, you can buy more iCloud space for a backup ($0.99 for 50GB, $2.99 for 200GB, and $9.99 for 2TB a month). If you don't wanna pay for any extra storage space, you can delete the useless old backups from your iCloud to free up the iCloud space. And then you're able to backup iPhone 8 iOS 11 to iCloud.

Q2. When I backup my iPhone 6 to iCloud, I got an error "iCloud Backup Failed, There was a problem enabling iCloud Backup ". What should I do?

A: This iCloud not working problem may be caused by the storage problem - there is not enough iCloud storage available. To fix it, you can make more room for iCloud backup by reference to Q1 or purchase more available iCloud storage as you like. Of course, you can also turn to an iCloud alternative to back up all your iPhone files, without 5GB free storage limit.

Q3: Should I delete my phone downloads after I have backed them up to iCloud?

A: Only if you don't want them on your phone or you're running out of space. In short, if having them on iCloud is all you need, then go ahead and delete anything you don't want on your phone.

Q4: How do I transfer my info from the cloud from my old phone to my new one?

A: As long as you have signed into iCloud on your previous phone and backed up your information, all you have to do is sign into your account on your new phone and the data will automatically be transferred.

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