Apple® iPad® - Manage iCloud® Backup Options

Note iCloud requirements:

  • iPhone with iOS 5 or later
  • Mac computer with OS X Lion or later
  • PC with Windows Vista or later
  • Outlook 2007 or later


  1. From a Home screen, tap Settings Settings icon.
  2. Tap the Apple profile at the top of the Settings menu.
    iCloud profile
  3. Tap iCloud.
    Note If prompted, enter the Apple ID and password then tap Sign In.
  4. Tap the desired switch (e.g., Mail, Contacts, etc.) to turn on Switch On or off Switch Off.
    Note When the switch is turned on, data is backed up.
  5. If prompted, select one of the following:
    • Delete from My iPhone
    • Keep on My iPhone
  6. Tap the iCloud Backup switch to turn on or off.
  7. Tap Back Up Now to immediately add or remove the data.
    Note A Wi-Fi connection is needed to start a backup.


Note Notes:

  • Some features/services require a Wi-Fi connection, aren't available in all countries and access is limited to 10 devices.
  • For additional information, refer to Manage your iCloud storage.