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    Default iCloud won't back up

    When I try to back up my iPhone and iPad a message keeps coming up saying "the last back up could not be completed"
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    Default Re: iCloud won't back up

    Do you have enough space for the backup? Are you on a solid WiFi connection?
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    Default Re: iCloud won't back up

    I have 4.5 g left I last updated on the 10th of February but hasn't done I since then
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    Default iCloud won't back up

    Try rebooting your device and then try again.
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    Default Re: iCloud won't back up

    Do you mean hold the home button and lock button together
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    Default iCloud won't back up

    Hold the home and power buttons simultaneously until the device reboots and displays the Apple logo.
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    Default Re: iCloud won't back up

    Tried that and it still does the same
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    Default iCloud won't back up

    Quote Originally Posted by ianfarley View Post
    Tried that and it still does the same
    Well, if you have iTunes installed on your computer, connect your device to it and backup via iTunes. Hopefully, that will somehow clear it up for you and allow you to backup via iCloud again without any problems. I'm almost positive that is what I did when that happened to me a while back.
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    Default Re: iCloud won't back up

    Will try that. Thanks for your help
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    Default Re: iCloud won't back up

    This error message table may help.

    iCloud: Troubleshooting restore issues with iCloud Backup

    As long as you meet the following it should work....



    • is connected to Internet over Wi-Fi
    • is connected to a power source
    • has the screen locked

    You can also back up manually whenever your device is connected to Internet over Wi-Fi by choosing Back Up Now from Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup.
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    Default Re: iCloud won't back up

    Yes
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    Default Re: iCloud won't back up

    My 4s back up says it will take 46 hours to backup. Is this accurate? Im backing up 10gb. Just my camera roll.
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    Default Re: iCloud won't back up

    Geez you must be on dial up. Lol
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    Default Re: iCloud won't back up

    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis Crawford View Post
    My 4s back up says it will take 46 hours to backup. Is this accurate? Im backing up 10gb. Just my camera roll.
    As the risk of stating the obvious, try turning your device off, wait about 10 seconds then turn it back on. Sometimes something that simple may fix things.

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    Default Re: iCloud won't back up

    How fast is your wifi ?


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    Default Re: iCloud won't back up

    Im having trouble, i have an iphone 4s. I want to do the IOS7 software update but it says i do not have enough storage.
    im deleting everything possible.
    my phone wont back up.
    Im so stuck!! HELP.
    The IOS7 update needs 3.1GB of storage, my phone says i have, 2.5 storage available and 5.0 on icloud.
    can someone please help me back up my phone or tell me what to delete etc.
    Thank you.

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