The newest iPhone is here! Back up your information to the iCloud before you upgrade.
Update: as of 9.12.18, the new iPhone Xs has been announced!
Full disclosure: we weren’t told anything that you didn’t know (via the “leaked” images and specs from Apple.) But … if you were as excited about the newest Apple darling as we were, you spent hours scouring the internet to find out about what might stay the same, and what new innovations would dazzle with the latest iPhone. And, really, what emotional game is Apple playing with their new phone names? Last year, they skipped right over the number 9. This year, the iPhone Xs. And colors … this year, gold is king.
Screens are bigger, processing power is better, and color choices have expanded for Apple’s 2018 lineup.
First things first: before you get your hands on the newest iPhone (on the best network!), make sure you’re prepared. It’s easy to back up all your information on the iCloud, so go ahead and get it done to save time!
Upgrading your old phone shouldn’t end with loss. Backing up your information before coming into the store for an upgrade is the best way to ensure all your photos, files, and contacts make it to your new device without a hitch. And the best part is, backing up beforehand means you’ll spend less time in the store, so you can get right to the fun stuff.
How to back up any Apple device with iCloud:
1. Connect your device to a Wi-Fi network.
2. Go to Settings > [your name], and tap iCloud.
If you’re using iOS 10.2 or earlier, go to Settings, then scroll down and tap iCloud.
3. Tap iCloud Backup. If you’re using iOS 10.2 or earlier, tap Backup.
Make sure that iCloud Backup is turned on.
4. Tap Back Up Now. Stay connected to your Wi-Fi network until the process completes.
5. Make sure that the backup finished:
Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Storage > Manage Storage,
then select your device. If you’re using iOS 10.2 or earlier, go to
Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage, then select your device.
The backup should appear in the details with the time and backup size.
Automatically back up with iCloud Backup:
To let iCloud automatically back up your device each day, here’s what you need to do:
• Make sure that iCloud Backup is turned on in Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup. If you’re using iOS 10.2 or earlier, go to Settings > iCloud > Backup.
• Connect your device to a power source.
• Connect your device to a Wi-Fi network.
• Make sure that your device’s screen is locked.
• Check that you have enough available space in iCloud for the backup.
Need more room?
When you sign in to iCloud, you get 5GB of iCloud storage for free.
If you need more iCloud storage, you can buy more from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac.
Plans start at 50GB for $0.99 (USD) a month.