How to Fix There Was a Problem Enabling iCloud Backup

“I recently updated my iPhone to the latest Ios. But during the process, I was asked if I want to backup to iCloud. The problem is when I choose yes, I get an error saying, “There was a problem enabling iCloud Backup.” Does anyone know what I can do to fix this?

If you are experiencing this error on any other similar error when you to try to back up your device on iTunes, we have a few solutions that you can try. Read on to find out what you can do to complete the backup and eliminate the error completely.

1. What Apple Recommends

If you see this error while backing up your device to iCloud, Apple recommends that you wait 10 minutes and then go to Settings > (Your Name)> iCloud > iCloud Backup, then scroll down and tap Back Up Now.

 wait 10 minutes and backup again

Or you can go to Settings > iCloud and tap on your Apple ID and sign in your Apple password. Check if iCloud backup is available on the Apple Systems support page or contact Apple Support.

2. Restart your Device

Try restarting your device. Here’s how to do it.

Step 1: Before you restart the device, turn off the iCloud Backup feature. Go to Settings > iCloud > Storage and turn off “iCloud Backup.”

Step 2: Turn off the device and then wait a few seconds before pressing the power button to turn it back on.

Step 3: Now go back to Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup and turn on “iCloud Backup” again to see if it works.

Restart your Device

3. Reset Network Settings

If you are still having problems with your iCloud backup even after restarting the device, it is likely that the problem could be network related. Resetting your network settings may, therefore, be a viable solution. Here’s how to do it.

Step 1: Go to Settings > General > Reset. Here, choose “Reset Network Settings.

Step 2: Confirm that you want to reset the network settings and your device will be restarted with default settings.

Enable iCloud backup and try again to see if the backup process can be completed.

Reset Network Settings

4. Upgrade your iOS

A device that is running an unstable older version of iOS may have problems with an iCloud backup. If you haven’t updated your iOS, take a moment to do that. Here’s how.

Step 1: Go to Settings > General > Software Update

Step 2: If there is a newer version of iOS available, tap “Download and Install” to upgrade your device.

Upgrade your iOS

5. Alternative Solution to Backup and Restore iPhone

If you are still having problems backing up your device via iCloud, you have the option of backing up the data on the device in other ways. One of those ways is iMyFone D-Port Pro, an iOS data backup and restore tool that provides a credible solution to ensure the safety of all the data on your device. The following are some of D-Port Pro’s features.

iPhone Backup & Restore Tool

Key Features:

  • You can backup all the data on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch without overwriting the existing backup.
  • You can also use it to only backup your messages, WhatsApp or WeChat data.
  • It can also be used to extract up to 18 different types of data from your iCloud, iTunes or D-Port Pro backup files.
  • You can selectively restore messages, WhatsApp or WeChat data from an iTunes, iCloud or iMyFone D-Port Pro backup to your device.

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How to Backup iPhone Data using iMyFone D-Port Pro

To use iMyFone D-Port Pro to back up all the data on your iPhone, begin by downloading and installing the program to your computer. Then, follow these simple steps.

Step 1: launch the program and from the main window, choose “Back Up & Export from Device” and then click on the “Make a Full Backup” option.

Back Up & Export from Device

Step 2: Click on “Backup” in the next window and the program will begin the process immediately. You will be notified when the backup process is complete.

begin the process

To backup just your messages, follow these simple steps.

Step 1: On the main window, choose “Back Up and Export from Device and then click “Back up Messages.”

backup just your messages

Step 2: Click “Back Up” the next window and the program will proceed to back up all messages on the device. You will receive notification when the process is complete.

back up all messages on the device

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How to Restore iPhone Data Using iMyFone D-Port Pro

You can also use iMyFone D-Port Pro to restore the backup you just created to your iPhone. The following is how to do that.
Step 1: On the main window, select "Restore Backup to Device" and choose an iMyFone/iTunes backup to restore. Then click "Next".

restore the backup

Step 2: select “Restore full Back up.” If our iPhone is not connected to the computer, the program will prompt you to connect the device.

connect the device

Step 2: After connecting the device, choose “Restore Full Backup.” You may get a notification letting you know that all the data and settings will be overwritten during the process. Click “Restore” to start the process.

restore full backup to device

Step 3: Wait for the program to complete the process. It may take a while. Ensure that the device remains connected to the computer through the process.
Just as it is with a backup, you can also restore just a section of the backup you created. Follow these simple steps to do it.
Step 1: Choose “Restore Partial Backup” after selecting the backup you want to restore from and click “Next.”

restore partial backup

Step 2: In the next window, select the type of data you want to restore. The program currently supports only a few types of data, there will be more soon. Once you’ve made your selection click “Next.”

select the type of data

Step 3: The program will begin to scan the backup for the type of data you’ve selected. Once the scan is complete, you can preview and choose the data you’d like to restore. Click “Restore” and the program will restore the selected data to your device without affecting any of the other data on your device.

preview and choose the data

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