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Question: What is backup privileges?

I was told that I couldn’t receive the new update for my iPhone X, because I did not have enough backup privileges. What is Apple talking about?

iPhone X, iOS 11.2.1

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Dec 14, 2017 3:13 PM in response to rncook In response to rncook

Hi rncook,

I understand that you get an error about backup privileges when trying to update your iPhone X, and I'm happy to provide some help for this.

I recommend going through all of the troubleshooting provided for this sort of issue in the following articles:

If iCloud Backup couldn't be completed or you can't restore - Apple Support
If you see an error when you update or restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod - Apple Support

Thanks for using the Apple Support Communities. Cheers!

Dec 14, 2017 3:13 PM

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