Computer backup is often a daunting task, since many laptops or desktops do not come with a default backup solution.

But iPhone not only has a way to backup your device to iTunes, you can also use iCloud to automatically download your backup over the air.

Our guide will show you how to turn on iCloud backup on iPhone 5 so that these backups take place while your phone is charging and connected to Wi-Fi.

How to start using iCloud Backup iPhone

  1. I open Settings.
  2. Select your Apple ID.
  3. Select iCloud.
  4. Click iCloud Backup.
  5. Tap the “Back up this iPhone” button to turn it on.

Our guide continues below with more information on how to enable iCloud Backup on iPhone 5, including images of these steps.

Your iPhone contains a lot of important and personal information that can be problematic if you lose it.

Therefore, it is important to create a backup plan so that things like your photos are not lost if something happens to your iPhone.

One way to do this is to enable the iCloud backup feature on your iPhone 5.

Once you turn on iCloud backup, your iPhone will automatically back up your camera roll, accounts, documents, and settings when your iPhone is online, locked, and connected to Wi-Fi.

How to enable automatic iCloud backup for iPhone 5 (photo guide)

This article was written using an iPhone 5 running iOS 7.

The steps in this article will show you how to set up iPhone 5 for automatic iCloud backup.

Please note that you only get 5 GB of storage by default, so you may need to purchase additional storage if your iCloud backup exceeds the available storage space in your iCloud account.

Step 1: Tap on the “Settings” icon on the home screen.

Click on the settings icon

Step 2: Scroll down and select the iCloud option.

Scroll down and select the icloud option

Step 3: Scroll down and select the “Storage and Backup” option.

Select the Storage and Backup option

Step 4: Click the button to the right of iCloud Backup.

Click the icloud backup button

Step 5: Click the OK button to confirm that your iPhone will not automatically back up when you connect it to your computer, but will back up to iCloud instead.

Click OK

Step 6: Enter your Apple ID password, then tap OK to confirm the change.

Now that you know how to enable iCloud Backup on iPhone 5, you can start using this simple backup system to keep a copy of your data in the cloud in case something happens to your phone.

If you are using iCloud features on your iPhone 5, you should definitely use the feature to find your device if it is lost or stolen. Learn more about Find My iPhone and learn how to turn it on.