ICloud backup is taking hours !!

My iCloud is taking 42+ hours to backup on my iPhone5. Its has being backing up for the past two days each time it gets one third of the way there and it decides to cut out completely therefore when it has to start up again it goes from the begining. Can any one help?

Hi Sarahtop,
Thanks for visiting Apple Support Communities.
You may find the troubleshooting steps in this article helpful with backing up your iPhone to iCloud:
iCloud: Troubleshooting creating an iCloud backup

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