Online backup via an iCloud account is automatic if you’re an iPhone or an iPad user. This is the default backup setting of Apple. However, you only have 5GB of free space so you may want to properly manage your backups to make the most out of the freebie.
Once you set up your iCloud account on your device, it will instigate the automatic backup of your files to your iCloud storage. This process happens when your iPhone or iPad is plugged in and connected to a wireless network. It’s also possible to restore the backup using your iCloud account.
One downside of iCloud as an online backup is its inability to automatically backup all your multimedia files. To be on the safe side, you need to back up your photos and videos manually.
To verify if your iCloud account is set up, simply:
1. Launch the “Settings” app on your device.
2. Click “iCloud.”
Through this, you can verify if your account is already set up or not. If it’s the latter, just:
1. Open to the “Storage and Backup” option on your device.
2. Tap the iCloud Backup toggle to back up your device using the iCloud.
You need not worry about back up through your iCloud account. However, check and organize your storage if you’re running out of free space. Go to the settings of your apps and files to see which ones you can remove or disable to free up some space.
If you’re an average Apple user who rarely uses your smartphone or tablet expansively, there’s no need to worry about backups. You only need to sign into your iCloud account and let your iPhone or iPad take care of the process for you.
If you’re running out of free space but do not want to shell out money for an additional online backup service, check the local backup package of iTunes.