iCloud has a 'Auto Backup' feature which allows you to backup photos and videos automatically to your iCloud account. Many iPhone and iPad users have reported that iCloud auto backup is not working on their iOS 8 devices. To auto backup photos to iCloud, you need a proper Wi-Fi connection. You can 'Reset Network Settings' to fix the Wi-Fi issue. To reset network settings, go to 'Settings' on your iOS 8 device, tap 'General' and then tap on 'Reset'. Tap 'Reset Network Settings' and confirm it.
There are several solutions to check why not iCloud Auto Backup is not working in iOS 8 on iPad and iPad.
1) Sign out of your iCloud account and sign in again. It may fix auto backup issue directly.
2) You can delete old backups stored in iCloud to wotk auto backup properly. It will help your device to backup trouble free and free up a space on your iPhone or iPad. To delete the old backups, launch 'Settings' app on tour iPhone or iPad and tap 'iCloud'. Tap 'Storage' button and tap 'Manage storage' tab. Tap 'This iPhone' located under Backups and tap 'Delete Backup' option. You would be asked 'Do you want to turn off backup and delete all backup data for this iPhone from iCloud?', then Tap 'Turn Off & Delete' button located at the bottom and confirm it.
3) You can disable some apps from Automatic Backup to make backup process smoothly. You can backup those small apps manually later on. To disable some apps from automatic backup, launch 'Settings' and tap 'iCloud'. Move slider from right to left to turn Off the apps like Photos, mail, Contacts, Calenders, Reminders, Safari, Notes, Messages etc.
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