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Backing Up and Restoring Your Files – For iPhone (To the Cloud)

How to backup and restore data on your iPhone.

To back up and restore your computer using Windows, please refer to the Step-by-Step guide to Backing up and restoring - for PC.

Backing up your files to the cloud on your iPhone

Before you begin:

  • Update your mobile device(s) to the latest iOS
  • Set up iCloud on all devices
  • Make sure you’re signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID on all devices
  • If your devices can’t update to the latest iOS, see the minimum system requirements to use iCloud Drive.

1.    Go to Settings > [your name]

Backup iPhone to iCloud - step 1

2.    Tap iCloud

Bacup iPhone to iCloud - step 2

Note: If you are choosing to back up using external storage device, refer to Step 1.
Data stored in iCloud Drive stays up to date across all of your devices and is accessible from

3.    Click the iCloud Drive toggle to turn on iCloud Drive

Backup iPhone to iCloud - step 3

4.    Access your iCloud Drive files in the Files app

Backup iPhone to iCloud - step 4

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