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How to start an iCloud backup

iCloud automatically backs up your device whenever it's plugged in and connected to a Wi-Fi network. There may be some instances where you will want to create a current backup, and this video shows you how.

Normally, iCloud will automatically back up your device whenever it is connected to a Wi-Fi network, the screen is locked, and the device is connected to a charger.

However, manually starting an iCloud backup will come in handy down the road when an iOS update is released, or when you are switching devices. It's always a great idea to have the latest backup of your information beforehand should anything go wrong during the process.

To start an iCloud backup on iOS 5, follow these steps:

  1. Launch Settings
  2. Select iCloud
  3. Select Storage & Backup
  4. Select Back Up Now

Make sure your device is plugged into a power source before you begin the backup.The backup process should take no more than 10 minutes, depending on your connection speed.