By Demi / Last update October 20, 2021

iCloud is widely used to back up photos, videos, contacts etc. by iPhone users. You can get photos from iCloud to a new iPhone, iPad, iPod, and other Apple devices with a same Apple account. However, it is troublesome that sometimes iCloud is currently unavailable. This article will provide you with three effective ways to fix this issue.

Why is iCloud unavailable?

When you try to backup by iCloud, you suddenly find that you are unable to sign in iCloud. What can you do? To solve this problem, we have to know why is iCould currently unavailable. Many reasons can result in an unavailable iCloud, and you may not figure it out for sure. The main reasons are as follows.

● iCloud will be unable to sign in if you log in with a wrong account.
● An unstable internet connection can result in an unavailable iCloud. It’s true that a stable internet is an essential prerequisite to backup on iCloud.
● Changes in iTunes terms and policy can also make you fail to sign in iCloud.

Iphone Backup Failed

How to fix "iCloud is currently unavailable" issue?

Method 1. Log in your iCloud account with a safer and more stable network

A fast and steady network is necessary when iCloud is working. In addition, you’d better choose a private Wi-Fi when you are using iCloud. To protect your privacy, iCloud may not be available when you connect to an insecure Wi-Fi, like public Wi-Fi.

If you can log in your iCloud account in other devices, which means there’s no fault with Internet connection, then turn to the next method. However, if you can’t, reboot the router or connect your device to other internet, and try to log in your iCloud account again.


Method 2. Sign out & in your iCloud account

This method is used to solve connection issue which is the most common problem with iCloud. You may get into troubles like failing to connect to iCloud or an unavailable iCould storage details. They can occur anytime and anywhere.

Cannot Connect To Icloud Iphone Alert

You can try to sign out your iCloud account from your iPhone and sign in with the same account again. Here is how to do it.

Step 1. Find “Setting” icon, then click it.

Step 2. Swipe down and tap “Sign out” icon, enter your password to confirm.

Sign Out Of Icloud

Step 3. Restart your iPhone, turn to "Settings" to log in back using your Apple ID details.

Method 3. Restart your device

If your iCloud is currently unavailable, restarting your device can be the easiest way to fix it. It could refresh the system to avoid system glitches. And whatever problem you meet, you can try this way. Here is how to do it.

iPhone 8 or later: Press the volume+button and then quickly release. Press the volume- button and then quickly release. Press the power button for seconds until you see the logo of Apple.
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: Press both the power button and volume- button for seconds until you see the logo of Apple.
iPhone 6s or earlier: Press both the power button and the Home button for seconds until you see the logo of Apple.

An alternative to iCloud to backup iPhone

Obviously, most iPhone users choose iCloud to backup their devices. But we also have to admit that the demerits of iCloud outweigh its merits.

What will you do after running out of the 5GB storage space for free? Paying for extra storage space monthly or elaborately managing your limited space from time to time?

What will you do when you have to backup a large amount of data in a hurry or in a place without internet? Why don’t you try another way to backup your device instead of iCloud?

Here AOMEI MBackupper comes. AOMEI MBackupper is a professional iPhone backup software, which aims to provide you with a safer, easier and quicker process when you are backing up. You can backup almost everything you want as you can see from the picture below.

What AOMEI MBackupper could do for you:
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◆ Restore data to any other Apple devices.
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That’s all for the ways to fix the “iCloud is currently unavailable” issue. Hope this article can help you solve the problem. For more information, you can contact us or give your comment below. We will reply to you as soon as possible.