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iCloud Backup Taking Forever, Days, Hours? Speed up iCloud Backup Now

Last Updated : Sept 6, 2018 | Written by Amanda

Backup iPhone or iPad through iCloud is quite convenient indeed, but iCloud backup slow speed takes you at least one hour to backup 1GB data if you have a 2 Mbps network connection. iCloud backup taking forever, days or hours issue not just costs you much time, but also means that you can't restore iPhone/iPad from iCloud backup promptly. So, no matter you want to save your important data or transfer old data to a new iPhone handset, you should learn how to speed up iCloud backup.

How to Solve iCloud Backup Taking Forever?

iCloud Backup Taking Forever

DearMob iPhone Manager - Backup without iCloud

  • ✔ Backup and restore iPhone backup, fast and no data loss;
  • ✔ Encrypt iPhone iPad backup in a password-protected way;
  • ✔ Batch or selectively backup photos, videos, contacts, etc;
  • ✔ 100% green and clean, no WiFi needed.
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How Long Does iCloud Backup Take?

"Had to leave my phone at the Verizon store because it's taking literally 2 hrs for my iCloud to backup...but I'm about to have the X" – franki from Twitter
"Doing an iCloud backup for the first time since May and my god, it's taking like one million hours to complete! #hurryup" – Bex Charlotte from Twitter
"My iPhone iCloud backup is taking hours. What is the problem?" – CosmoKitty from Apple Communities

These are just three samples to show how iCloud backup taking forever, days or hours annoys people, and you can also find more about iCloud backup taking long issues on other platforms. To tell you this truth is not our final purpose, but to offer you a solution is.

Why Does iCloud Backup Taking Forever, Days or Hours Happen?

iCloud backup is slow because there are too many files needing to sync, including app data, call logs, visual voicemail, ringtones, notification settings, purchases, photos, videos, music, messages, screen display, HomeKit data, etc especially on the 512GB iPhone XS Max. If you hadn't backed up iPhone via iCloud, there must be gigabytes of data needing much time to backup.

Besides the large file size, another main reason causing iCloud backup taking long is the poor WiFi connection. iCloud backup is only available under the WiFi condition, so make sure that there is such network and it is strong as well.

Sometimes, iCloud backup taking forever also happens causing iCloud backup could not be completed problem because of no enough iCloud storage space. You can upgrade your plan to gain more iCloud storage space, or find an alternative way if you do not want to sacrifice your pocket.

iCloud Backup Taking Hours

How to Solve iCloud Backup Taking Forever or Speed up iCloud Backup?

How to Solve iCloud Backup Slow Error via DearMob iPhone Manager?

Step 1. Click the download button above to download, install DearMob iPhone Manager on your computer and launch it.

Step 2. USB-connect your iPhone to Mac/PC, then this iOS backup software tool will automatically detect your device. If this is your first time to connect your iPhone to computer, there would be message popping up on your iPhone and you should tap "Trust This Computer" to continue.

Step 3. Click "Backup" button to backup iPhone in minutes.
When you access the backup window, you can see three options. Backup Now part allows you to transfer everything from iPhone to computer, and Restore part can restore iPhone without iTunes: the data you backed up in advance. If you need to encrypt your data, just check the 'Encrypt your Backup' icon.

Step 4. Just click "Backup Now" to backup all data from iPhone to computer. No more worries about iCloud backup taking forever, days or hours issue now.

How to Speed iCoud Backup

Why we didn't recommend you iTunes to replace iCloud to Solve iCloud backup taking forever, days or hours problem? Besides backup and encrypt iPhone like iTunes, DearMob iPhone Manager outshines iTunes regarding the fast speed and no buffering. Besides, you could backup data from multiple accounts to one computer at will plus a selective data backup choice.

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