When dealing with iPhone backup, most people work with iCloud when hooked up with a Wi-Fi signal. Using iCloud has been a convenient way to get your iPhone data backed up automatically so you don’t have to worry about doing it on your own. But what happens when you miss the designated 24-hour backup on a particular day or night? You can always set it to back up when you want, though you might happen to be disconnected from a Wi-Fi signal at that particular time.
Does this mean you’re going to miss your latest backup, or can you do something to set this back into motion?
The Problems with Manual Backup
If you miss the latest automatic backup on the schedule, you can always do a manual backup on iCloud. This does take some time you might not have, however. For those with erratic schedules and who have to work into the night, a manual backup may not be suitable when your iPhone has to be in constant use.
Going that route might be concerning when you want all your latest data updates to be saved as soon as possible. Your only solution is to go with the 24-hour clock iCloud runs on with their automatic updates. Depending on when you get home, you won’t have to wait long to get the automatic updates going again.
Waiting 24 Hours for the Next Update
You’ll have to wait 24 hours until the next automatic update can be done. Without doing it manually, this is the only way you can get your next automatic update. But it can work like a charm if you happen to get home late the next night right at the 24 hour mark when you missed the last update. Once you hook up to a Wi-Fi signal, the update will occur automatically right at that point.
The only disadvantage here is in how this schedule resets the later you get in each night. Your next automatic backup will always occur exactly 24 hours from when you backed up the last time. With this scenario, if you come home at an early morning hour the next night to get your automatic update, you’ll have to count 24 hours ahead from that point until you can do the update again.
While this might sound inconvenient until there’s an easier and quicker method to backup on iPhones, it doesn’t take away the importance of backing up your data. Fox Business recently reported that over 39% of computer users aren’t backing up their data. That’s a startling figure and perhaps due to confusion over which backup software to use.
As seen with iCloud, though, most backup systems aren’t perfect, yet easy to work around with a little ingenuity.