Got an error message “the last backup could not be completed”? Well, fret not because we are going to show you how to fix this error with ease and convenience. For most iOS users, the iCloud backup service is configured to automatically carry out back up process without any problem. However, you might notice that the iCloud Backup settings are not working as expected and you might find the error message saying that the last backup could not be completed. Even when you try to do it manually, you will still see the same message. Fortunately, we have got the solutions for this issue. Read on to find the solutions.

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Part 1: How to Fix “The Last Backup Could Not be Completed”?

1 Reboot iOS Device

    iPhone 8/8 Plus or iPhone X

  • Quick press the volume up,volume down button and the Sleep/Wake button and keep pressing Sleep/Wake button until you see the Apple logo.
  • iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

  • Press the Volume down and Sleep/Wake button together till the Apple logo shows.
  • iPhone 6S or Earlier Models

  • Press the Home and Wake button at the same time for at least ten seconds until the Apple logo shows on your screen.
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2 Delete Old iCloud Backups

You can also try to delete the old iCloud backup on your device. Since iCloud automatically makes backups, you will find numerous backup files on your iCloud account and it is fine to delete the old backup. However, it is advisable to create a different backup either via iTunes or on your computer. Here are the steps on how to delete the old iCloud backup.

  • Go to Settings app on your device, then tap iCloud.
  • Click on Manage Storage and locate your device under the Backups section.
  • Locate the old backup and delete it from iCloud.
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  • Go back to Settings > iCloud > Backup > and click on Back Up Now. If you are still unable to back up your device, then try other ways below.

3 Reset Network Settings

The iCloud backup mostly relies on the Wi-Fi and cellular data to perform automatic backups. This means that if the network settings are not working properly, you might fail to back up your device to iCloud. Therefore, the best way to rule out this problem is by resetting the network settings. Here is how:

  • Go to Settings on your device.
  • Click the General > Reset.
  • Then touch on Reset Network Settings or simply choose a different Wi-Fi network.
  • When you choose to reset the network, you will have to rejoin a new network. Once you have rejoined, you can go back to iCloud and try to back up your files once again.

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4 Sign out and re-sign in iCloud

You can also try to sign out of your iCloud account and re-sign back in once again and see whether this fixes the issue. Probably, a simple signing out will do the trick.

  • Open settings > iCloud.
  • Scroll down to the bottom part of the interface.
  • Then click on Sign Out.
  • Wait for a few seconds or a minute and then sign in to your account once again.

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Part 2: Use an Alternative Way to Back up Your Device – TunesMate

If all the above tricks have failed, then it is time to use a professional tool to back up your device. iMyFone TunesMate is the best tool to use. It is a great iPhone file transfer manager with great features that allow you to transfer files to iCloud, iTunes, and PC without any problem

Key features of iMyFone TunesMate:

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Key Features:

  • It lets you transfer/sync data in both the cases, from your iPod/iPad/iPhone to PC or vice versa.
  • There is no limit to the number of devices and PCs when using TunesMate.
  • You can easily preview your files and selectively backup your files by choosing the files you want to transfer.
  • 1-click transfer feature is ideal for large files transfer.
  • TunesMate lets you bypass all the iTunes restrictions and limitations.

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Steps on using TunesMate to transfer iDevice media to iTunes

  • Launch iMyFone TunesMate program on your computer and connect your iOS device to the computer.
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  • From the TunesMate Home interface, click on Transfer iDevice Media to iTunes. Then click on the Start button from the pop-up window that will appear.
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  • Choose the files you want to transfer by unchecking those you do not need. Click on the Start tab to begin the process. Once the process is successful, you can click on the Complete tab to finish the process.
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Failure to back up your device means that you might easily lose your important data files. However, this might not be that you forgot to do it but it is because of “the last backup could not be completed” error on your device. The best method to fix this problem is by simply using iMyFone TunesMate program that is efficient and reliable in not only enabling you to back up your media files but to also bypass all the iTunes and iCloud restrictions.