I've been getting messages of the form

iPhone Not Backed Up

This iPhone hasn't been backed up in 141 weeks. Backups happen when this iPhone is plugged in, locked and connected to Wi-Fi.

I have the basic, free 5GB iCloud plan. I've turned off the storage for many apps, including Photos. Making my iCloud use only 594MB.

Is there a way to make it stop?


You can disable iCloud Backup in Settings → Apple ID → iCloud → iCloud Backup by switching the switch off.

  • Wow, that was easy. Thanks! They’re not going to message me about reactivating it now, right?
    – user1337
    Oct 10 '17 at 14:15
  • 2
    You now have no backup, so be careful. Your iPhone will be unrecoverable if lost or damaged.
    – Brad
    Oct 10 '17 at 17:40
  • 1
    @Brad Excellent point, but only if the OP isn't backing up to iTunes, which hopefully they're doing on a regular basis!
    – Monomeeth
    Oct 11 '17 at 1:01

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