Why can't I back up my iPhone 4S to iCloud via my Mac?

Why can't I back up my iPhone 4S to iCloud via my Mac?

Hello paulfromclarendon hills,
Thanks for using Apple Support Communities.
To backup your iPhone, you can either use iCloud on your iPhone, or use iTunes on your computer.  Take a look at the support article below to learn more about backing up your iOS device.
Back up and restore your iOS device with iCloud or iTunes
Take care,
Alex H.

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    You can't view your back up files at icloud.com.
    You can't view your camera roll and you can't view your Photo Stream files at icloud.com.
    The icloud back up plan allows you to "restore" your iOS device from the files you backed up at icloud.com.

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    How long are you leaving it to backup and how fast is your internet connection?
    Backing up 3GB of data to a remote server can take many, many hours, especially if your internet up-speed is slow.

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    When I sync the iPhone 5,  I get an error mess saying "cannot start a session" when it trys to bask it up.  THe sync goes well excpt for backing it up, what is causing this as I need to back-up my phone?

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    Backing up 3GB of data to a remote server can take many, many hours, especially if your internet up-speed is slow.

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    Hi lindafromqld!
    Here is an article that will help you troubleshoot this issue with your ability to create a backup:
    iOS: If you can't back up or restore from a backup in iTunes
    http://support.apple.com/kb/ts2529
    Thanks for using the Apple Support Communities!
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    Is it because I'm using a new computer from the one I originally synced my old 3G with?
    Ya think?

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    Hello paulfromclarendon hills,
    Thanks for using Apple Support Communities.
    To backup your iPhone, you can either use iCloud on your iPhone, or use iTunes on your computer.  Take a look at the support article below to learn more about backing up your iOS device.
    Back up and restore your iOS device with iCloud or iTunes
    Take care,
    Alex H.

  • I had backed up my IPhone 4s on iCloud on Jan 19. I am now trying to do another back up but it says the time required is 7 hours. It appears to long a time for 1GB of data stored on the iCloud. Can someone help me please?

    I had backed up my IPhone 4s on iCloud on Jan 19. I am now trying to do another back up but it says the time required is 7 hours. It appears to long a time for 1GB of data stored on the iCloud. Can someone help me please?

    To be honest, that sounds about right.
    For example on my 8Mbps (megbits) down service I get around 0.4Mbps upload.  That is the equivalent of (very approximately) 3Mb (megabytes) per minute or 180Mb per hour.  Over 7 hours that would be just over 1Gb.
    Obviously, it all depends on your connection speed, but that is certainly what I would expect, and that is why I use my computer for backing up, not iCloud.  So much quicker.

  • I can no longer back up my iphone to my computer on selecting 'sync'. I can back up to iCloud but I get an error message telling me I cannot backup to my Mac. Can any one help? It's driving me crazy!

    I can no longer back up my iphone to my computer on selecting 'sync'. I can back up to iCloud but I get an error message telling me I cannot backup to my Mac. Can any one help? It's driving me crazy!

    Hello joelfromn. charleston,
    It seems you are unable to activate iMessage on a device with no carrier service. The following article provides information regarding activation issues:
    If you get an error when trying to activate iMessage or FaceTime - Apple Support
    Check your device settings
    Make sure that you’re connected to a cellular data or Wi-Fi network. If you're using an iPhone, you'll need SMS messaging to activate your phone number with iMessage and FaceTime. Depending on your carrier, you might be charged for this SMS.
    Go to Settings > General > Date & Time and make sure that your time zone is set up correctly.
    Thank you for contributing to Apple Support Communities.
    Cheers,
    Bobby_D

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    Call your our cell carrier first.
    then log on to a computer to iCloud to erase your iPhone.  
    NOW... You will be able to setup with a backup.

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    You can import your camera roll to your computer using your usb cable as explained here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4083.
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