By Dylan / Last update May 23, 2023

Using iCloud to backup iPhone 7

Not enough storage on your iPhone 7? You are going to learn about using iCloud to backup iPhone 7. Before that, it would be better to learn more about your iPhone 7 and iCloud.

iPhone 7 is released on September 16, 2016, which is the 10th generation of iPhone. It is the first time that Apple uses dual cameras on iPhone. The upgraded camera increases the quality of photos taken by iPhone. Another new feature of iPhone 7 is water resistance while that doesn’t mean you can dive with it for it could only resist the splash.

The storage of iPhone 7 could be 32, 128, or 256 GB. When you are running out of the storage of your iPhone, you might need to clear the redundant files. If there are still not enough storage on it, you should backup it to release storage. iCloud is a built-in application on iPhone 7. You could use it to upload data on your iPhone to the cloud.

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How to check your iCloud backup size?

Before using iCloud to backup iPhone 7, you should know that Apple just gives every user 5GB of free iCloud storage. Yet using iCloud to backup iPhone 7 doesn’t mean transfer everything to the cloud. Usually it would be enough if you don’t have many local files.

If you want to know what the size of you iCloud would be, go to Settings > [your name] > Manage Storage > Backups > [your device]. You could see the size of your last backup and the estimated size of your next backup.

Check iCloud Backup Size

Deleting the existing backup could release iCloud storage. If it’s still not enough, you might need to change your storage plan in iCloud setting. It’s $0.99 per month for 50GB, $2.99 for 200GB, and $9.99 for 1TB. You could also choose not to back up the whole iPhone 7. For example, you could backup iPhone messages to iCloud.

You must see the apps on your iPhone 7 are shown below. The estimated size of files on every app has been calculated. iCloud would backup the local files in the apps including your creations with them. If the data like the apps themselves and media files could be downloaded from App Store or other servers, it would not be included in iCloud backup. You could toggle off the button if you don’t want to backup any apps.

Apart from the app data, iCloud backup also includes all the settings, messages, photos, videos, purchase history, etc. on iPhone 7 but you need to know that if you have uploaded messages, photos or other data to iCloud, your iCloud would not backup them again to avoid wasting space.

How to backup iPhone 7/7 Plus to iCloud?

It would be very easy to backup iPhone 7/7 Plus to iCloud if there is enough storage in the cloud and your iPhone could be connected to the Internet. You could follow the steps below to backup your iPhone 7/7 Plus.

Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup.

You could toggle on iCloud Backup to let your iPhone 7/7 Plus automatically upload the data to the cloud while you should know that iCloud would backup iPhone when it connects to power and the network with screen locked at deep night so you need to make sure your Wi-Fi is available at night. You could also choose to create iPhone backup immediately by tapping “Back Up Now”.

Backup iPhone 7 to computer with unlimited storage

iCloud would be very convenient when there is enough storage and stable network but it won’t back up your media files which would take a long time to download and you are not allowed to view your backup. If you want to break the limitation, you could try to backup your iPhone 7 to computer with unlimited storage without network.

FoneTool is a free professional iPhone backup tool. You could use it to export the photos, videos, messages, contacts, and songs to computer. You could view them on computer or restore them to your iPhone 7 anytime without internet.

Preview and Select: You could preview and select the files on your iPhone 7 to back up wanted files to computer. You could also do that when restoring iPhone.

Widely Compatible: It supports the models from iPhone 4 to iPhone 14and is perfectly compatible with the latest iOS 16. You could also restore the backup of iPhone 7 to iPad and iPod Touch.

How to backup iPhone 7 to computer?

You just need 3 steps to create a backup of your iPhone 7 to computer.

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Step 1. Download FoneTool. Connect iPhone 7 to computer with USB cable and tap “Trust” on it.

Step 2. Click Phone Backup and go to Selective Backup. Click an icon to enter Selection. After selecting the wanted files, click on OK to return.

Select Files

Step 3. Click Start Backup and the files would be transferred from iPhone 7 to computer in seconds.

Click Start Backup

When you restore your phone, you just connect iPhone to computer, select the task in Backup History and click Restore.


iPhone 7 is a creative design while its storage would be also easily used up. You could backup content like app data and settings to iCloud in Settings while you need to prepare enough iCloud storage and available network. If you would like to backup iPhone 7 to PC, you could use FoneTool to easily export and view data.

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iOS Versions
  • iOS 16/15/14/13/12/11 and former
  • iPadOS 16/15/14/13/12/11 and former
iOS Devices
  • iPhone 14/14 Pro (Max), 13/13 mini/Pro (Max), iPhone 12/12 mini/Pro (Max), iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max)
  • iPhone X/XR/XS/XS Max, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6s/6s Plus
  • iPhone SE (1st, 2nd, 3rd generations)
  • iPod touch 1/2/3/4/5/6/7
  • All models of iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad Pro and iPad