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How to Backup iPhone Photos to iCloud?

The iCloud Photo Library keeps all of your photos and videos safe in their original, high-resolution version. If you regularly backup iPhone photos to iCloud you can actually save a lot of space on your device. You can turn on ‘Optimize Storage’ on your iPhone to keep backing up photos to iCloud and at the same time save space on your iPhone too. To let iCloud automatically back up your iPhone photos, here’s what you need to do

Set-up iCloud Photo Library on Your iPhone

  1. Open Settings
  2. Tap iCloud
  3. Tap Photos
  4. Turn the iCloud Photo Library On by sliding to the right

Turn on iCloud Backup

  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.

To let iCloud Automatically back up iPhone Photos

  1. 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.
  2. Connect your iPhone to a power source.
  3. Connect your iPhone to a Wi-Fi network.
  4. Make sure that your iPhone’s screen is locked.
  5. Check that you have enough available space in iCloud for the backup. 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.

Manually Backup iPhone Photos to iCloud

  1. Connect your iPhone with a Wi-fi network
  2. Go to your iPhone ‘Settings’.
  3. If you’re still within Wi-Fi’ settings, tap Settings in the upper-left corner to return to the main Settings page. Otherwise, access the Settings app as you did before.
  4. Tap your Apple ID. If you are not signed in, tap Sign into your iPhone, enter your Apple ID and password, then tap Sign In.
  5. Tap iCloud. It’s in the second section of the menu.
  6. Select iCloud data to back up. Slide the listed apps, such as Notes or Calendars, to the “On” (green) position to include their data in the backup.
  7. Scroll down and tap iCloud Backup. It’s at the bottom of the second section.
  8. Slide “iCloud Backup” to the “On” position. It will turn green.
  9. Tap Back Up Now. A manual backup of your selected iPhone contents will now start.

 

 

253+ Reviews & Counting

Kip Roof testimonial Kip Roofgoogle photos flickr
PicBackMan does exactly what it's supposed to. It's quick and efficient. It runs unobtrusively in the background and has done an excellent job of uploading more than 300GB of photos to 2 different services. After having lost a lot of personal memories to a hard drive crash, it's nice to know that my photos are safe in 2 different places.
Julia Alyea Farella testimonialJulia Alyea Farella smugmug
LOVE this program! Works better than ANY other program out there that I have found to upload thousands of pictures WITH SUB-FOLDERS to SmugMug! Thank you so much for what you do! :) #happycustomer
Pausing Motion testimonialPausingMotionsmugmug
I pointed PicBackMan at a directory structure, and next time I looked - all the photos had uploaded! Pretty cool. I use SmugMug and while I really like it, the process of creating directories in is pretty laborious when you need to make 80+ at a time. This was a breeze. Thank you!
Gavin Whitham testimonialGavin Whithamflickr
PicBackMan was really easy to setup and has been running for 3 days now backing up all my locally saved photos to Flickr. My photos are really valuable to me so it's great to be able to have them easily backed up to a secure location.
 Jim Griffin testimonialJim Griffinsmugmug
It's AWESOME!! I have tens of thousands of pictures...and they are now successfully uploaded to SmugMug, where they are safely backed up, and I can edit and organize them. If you are hesitating about using PicBackMan, hesitate no longer...try it...and you'll be glad you did!!
Robert testimonialRobertonedrive
I started with the basic plan, went to premium and now on their platinum plan and it's more than worth the price for me. PicBackMan has saved me many tedious hours of effort moving many files between my various cloud and photo site services and my local computers.
Pausing Motion testimonialVladdropbox
I am very satisfied and surprised at the same time with Pic BackMan. The service is very good and useful. I used it to transfer my photos from Dropbox to my Flickr accound. I highly recomment it.
Dave testimonialDavesmugmug
PicBackMan was an answer to many a prayer. How can I get this MASSIVE collection of photos onto a service that cripples uploading? PicBackMan. I uploaded approximately 85,000 photos in less than a month. It would have taken me close to a year to get all of those photos where they needed to go. Nothing short of brilliant.
Barry Graham testimonialBarry Grahamflickr
Great tool for enduring your photos are always safely backed up. I backed up tens of thousands of photos and dozens of videos to Flickr in my 1st couple of months using PicBackMan. Would unreservedly recommend as it works seamlessly and copies your photos to Flickr in sets which reflect your folders.
Achal Gupta testimonialAchal Guptaflickr
This is a fantastic piece of software! I wanted to backup 100+ gigs worth of original sized photos to Flickr and after trying many many tools, PickBacMan was the one that finally worked. It worked flawlessly for 10 straight days uploading all my photos without a single error/ timeout/ crash. Absolutely amazing! I didn't try the other premium features but the ability to replicate stuff across multiple...