How to back up iPhone 13 and 13 Pro to iCloud

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Apple has included iCloud in its devices for many generations now, allowing owners to save some of their most important files into the Cloud so they don’t lose any precious data in case of theft or damaged phones.

The Cloud is also a handy feature when buying a new model because the iPhone can transfer files between devices. If you also own an iPad and other Apple products, iCloud lets you keep all your photos and files interconnected across multiple devices.

Here’s how to back up your iPhone 13 to iCloud:

  1. Go to Settings, then click your name at the top.
  2. Click iCloud, then iCloud Backup.
  3. Turn on iCloud Backup if it isn’t already on and iCloud will automatically back up the files you have selected every day, as long as the device is has power and is connected to Wi-Fi.
  4. If you want to manually back up your device, perform a manual backup by tapping “back up now.”

And that’s it. That’s all you need to do to back up your files. Keep in mind you only have 5GB of base storage space, though. If you have more than that in photos, videos, or important files, it might be best to save them onto a computer or pay for more iCloud storage.