3 Replies Latest reply: May 6, 2013 4:21 PM by randers4
tstaylor04 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have plenty of storage and space and my phone and ipad will not back up? It keeps saying back failed. Any suggestions


iPhone 4, iOS 6.0.1, I also have a ipad 4th generation
  • 1. Re: icloud backup failure
    randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (57,340 points)

    This may be caused by a corrupt existing backup that needs to be deleted, or by data on your phone that is preventing the backup from succeeding.  To troubleshoot these, try deleting your last iCloud backup (if you have one) by turning off iCloud Backup in Settings>iCloud>Storage & Backup, then tap Manage Storage, swipe across your backup and tap Delete, then go back and turn iCloud Backup back on and try backing up again.

     

    If it still won't back up, you may have an app that is preventing the backup from succeeding.  To locate which one, go to Settings>iCloud>Storage & Backup>Manage Storage, tap the name of your device under Backups, under Backup Options tap Show All Apps, then turn them all to Off (including camera roll) and try backing up again.  If it succeeds, then the camera roll and/or one of your apps is preventing the backup and you'll have to located by process of elimination. Turn the camera roll On and try backing up again.  If it succeeds, turn some of your apps to On and try backing up again.  If it succeeds again, turn some more apps to On then try again; repeat this process until it fails.  Eventually you'll be able to locate the problem app and exclude it from your backup.

  • 2. Re: icloud backup failure
    tstaylor04 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you very much, I will give this a try!!

  • 3. Re: icloud backup failure
    randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (57,340 points)

    You're welcome.