Stop this annoying iPhone reminder

YourLifeChoices member Stuart is constantly being reminded to upgrade his iCloud storage settings and today we show him how to turn off this setting on his iPhone.


Q. Stuart
For several months, I have been receiving the ‘iPhone Backup Failed’ message on the phone. Each time, I click on the notification and click off it, as I have no interest in paying a monthly fee to store my files in the iCloud. From clicking on the notification, there seems to be no way to prevent these annoying notifications from popping up every few days. How do I deactivate this feature completely?

A. Hi, Stuart. I have also been annoyed by these notifications on my smartphone for almost a year now. I’ve not been prepared to pay for a service I feel I don’t need, but also not prepared to deactivate the service as it ‘may’ be doing something useful that I could need in the future. To help you out in this situation, I’ve decided to take the leap with you by also turning this setting off for good.

You can deactivate this feature by following these instructions:

Open ‘Settings’ from your home screen.
Click on your profile name at the top (mine has my full name, Drew Patchell).
Now, click on ‘iCloud’.
Scroll down until you find ‘iCloud Backup’ and click on it.
Now, click the slider button to deactivate this.
Finally, click ‘OK’ when the ‘Stop iCloud Backup’ warning screen appears.

You have now successfully deactivated iCloud storage and should no longer receive the ‘iPhone Backup Failed’ message.

Are you having any problems with your devices that you would like help with? Are you familiar with the iCloud?

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Written by Drew

Starting out as a week of work experience in 2005 while studying his Bachelor of Business at Swinburne University, Drew has never left his post and has been with the company ever since, working on the websites digital needs. Drew has a passion for all things technology which is only rivalled for his love of all things sport (watching, not playing).


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