How to Check Last iCloud Backup on iPhone/PC

To keep your iPhone data secure, this guide gives you detailed steps about how to check last iCloud backup on iPhone or computer. An easy way to view iPhone backup files is also available for you.

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By Demi / Updated on May 31, 2024

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How can I check my last iCloud backup?

How can I find out the date of my last iCloud backup? My contacts and photos are backed up to the cloud. I also want to check whether they have been backed up or not.

- Question from Apple Community

Once you enabled iCloud and manually backed up your iPhone to iCloud for the first time, iCloud will automatically schedule daily iPhone backup in the background as long as it has enough storage space.

iCloud Logo

The automatic backup process is quite convenient, however, you may have no idea about the date of your last backup. Here comes this guide, providing you with complete steps about how to check last backup on iPhone or computer.

Part 1. How to check last backup on iPhone

You can check the date and the size of your last iCloud backup on iPhone. If you want to view iPhone backup files, the method in Part 2 may be more suitable for you. Follow the simple steps below to check it.

Go to the Settings app > Tap your profile > iCloud > Tap Manage Storage and select your device. From here, you will know when your iPhone was last backed up and the backup file size.

Access iCloud Backup On iPhone

Part 2. How to check last iPhone backup on computer

Although you can check last iCloud backup on iPhone, it may not enough if you want to check whether certain files have been backed up or not. In such circumstance, you can check the backup on computer.

Please be noted that the prerequisite to check iCloud backup on computer is that you have synced the data to iCloud. Navigate Settings on your iPhone > [your name] > iCloud to turn on the switch for those you’d like to sync. Then, follow the steps below to check iCloud backup on computer.

Turn On The Sync Toggle

Step 1. Open a web browser on your computer > Go to iCloud.com and sign in with your iCloud account and password.

Step 2. Tap on each icon to view the iCloud backup files.

iCloud Site

Optionally, you can also download and install the tool iCloud for Windows on your computer to view iCloud backups.

Part 3. A better way to create and check iPhone backup  on PC

It’s kind of complicated to check the iCloud backup files. The other shortcomings of iCloud may also put you off. For example, you have no option to backup specific files, which result in that the 5 GB of free storage space in iCloud run out quickly.

FoneTool is highly recommended to you, enabling you to selectively backup iPhone files and browse these backup files with no effort.

Compared with iCloud, FoneTool has got these pros:
✔ Backup and restore iPhone files selectively. You’re free to preview and choose the wanted files to backup to PC. You’re also able to restore selective files without erasing the previous data on your iPhone.
✔ Simple and fast backup process. It doesn’t take you much time to finish the backup task.
✔ Unlimited storage space. Besides local folders on computer, you can backup your iPhone to Synology or any other NAS, external hard drive, etc.

Click the icon below to get FoneTool on your computer. Let’s create and check iPhone backup on PC with the tool.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer with USB > Launch FoneTool and click Phone Backup > Loacte Selective Backup and click Get Started.

Custom Backup

Step 2. Click each icon to preview and select the files that you want to backup to computer > Click OK to confirm.

Select Files

Step 3. Choose a destination to save the backup files > Click Start Backup to begin the task.

Back Up All

When it is finished, you can go to the Backup History page > Click the Eye icon to browse your backup files. You can also locate, restore, and delete the backup files here.

View And Position

Conclusion

Now, you have known how to check backup on iPhone and computer so that you will see when and what have been backed up on your iPhone. To make things simpler and clearer, you can choose to backup selective data to computer regularly using FoneTool. For more queries, suggestions, and feedback, please feel free to contact us.

 
Demi
Demi · Editor
Demi is an editor of FoneTool group as well as a good advisor in the area of iOS-related issues. She does well in finding solutions to people's problems. She enjoys traveling, gardening, and watching movies. She spends most of her free time with her pet and family.