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I don't exactly remember when this started but my iPad running iOS 5 started not doing backups to iCloud. When I press the "Back Up Now" button it starts working for a few seconds but then stops and shows the message from the title beneath the button.

I already tried reseting, restoring, deleting my iCloud account from the settings, using another iCloud account and now I'm pretty devastated.

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Okay, I figured it out now.

After getting to replace my iPad due to a hardware defect I installed the iOS beta I have been using before and forgot to register the new device as a developer device as well. Stupid mistake, took me weeks to identify the reason for this behaviour.

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Thanks for answering this - would you also mark this answer as accepted? It helps the site since your question is still flagged an unanswered. –  bmike Jun 28 '12 at 15:40
    
Whoops, totally overlooked your comment. Better late than never... –  Lukas Spieß Sep 26 '12 at 22:25
    
The Internet is forever, so you are well ahead of the cutoff time to mark this accepted. –  bmike Sep 26 '12 at 22:40
    
This is also the case for non-beta OS installs. I had the same issue after replacing my phone and am just using the latest non-developer OS version as installed by iTunes. Thank you for figuring it out! –  Bryson May 8 at 0:25
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Try going to Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backip and turn off iCloud backup. Backup/Sync to your computer and then turn iCloud backup on the device back on.

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Already tried this and didn't work. –  Lukas Spieß Feb 17 '12 at 12:26
    
Out of curiosity how old is your Apple ID? I have a very old @mac.com Apple ID and found that I had to create a new Apple ID to get iCloud backup to work. –  afragen Feb 17 '12 at 16:35
    
My Apple ID is actually an a few years old @gmail.com adress. –  Lukas Spieß Feb 23 '12 at 23:32
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