iPad iCloud Backup Message Won’t Go Away

iPad Backup MessageI had a customers iPad here for glass digitizer screen replacement repair for a few weeks. Customer shipped it to me for repair. He was out of town for a few weeks, iPad was not picked by customer until 3 weeks later.

  • iCloud Backup message won’t go away & locks the screen
  • iCloud Backup message appears, you click ok, iPad powers off
  • iCloud Backup message won’t go away & locks the screen
    The customer called after receiving iPad, and had a similar message error message as to the ones above. something in the lines of “iCloud Backup Has Not Been Performed In 2 Weeks”. Customer said his only option was to click “Ok” which he did and iPad would turn off, black screen.

    Ask if I could help. Instructed him over the phone to try a “Hard Reset”, described below. He thanked me for helping him out, and the screen repair, told me “it worked!”

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    How To Reset The iPad iCloud Backup Message:

    Try A Hard Reset On The iPad –

    (Data Will Not Be Lost)

    1. Hold the Sleep (On/Off) & Home button down (together) for about 10-12 seconds.
    2. Hold down BOTH the above buttons UNTIL you see the Apple Logo (restarts),,, (very important) 

    iPad Hard Reset Explained
    If your iPad is locked at the icloud backup error, basically same as above:
    Restart your iPad by pressing and holding the home button and sleep (on/off) down together until the device shuts off and the Apple Logo appears. Once the Logo appears let go of the buttons. Wait 1-2 minutes for the software and home screen to load up.

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    Once the iCloud error lockup has been cleared make sure to do a manual backup on iCloud.

    On iOS 8.1 go to “Settings” > “iCloud > then on right side click “Backup” (below “Notes, Safari” etc listings) > then click “Backup Now”. Enter your Apple password if prompt.
    Seems to be MANY experiencing this “iCloud Backup” message and iPad lockup. This article is receiving MANY views, and searches lately per day with the same general search terms and iCloud lockup problem. Apple needs to somehow “patch” that, just because a backup was not done, the iPad should NOT be locking itself up like that.

    If The Above Worked For You, Please Comment Below

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    1. Chris  April 18, 2013

      I had a icloud back up reminder message that wouldn’t go away and consequently locked my whole iPad. The suggestion above to hold the home and sleep button for 10 seconds or until the apple logo came on worked. Thanks, much appreciated !

    2. Becky  April 25, 2013

      Worked like a charm. THANKS!

    3. David  May 27, 2013

      Worked for me thanks

    4. NouNou  June 29, 2013

      THANK YOU! It worked! 🙂

    5. Megan  July 22, 2013

      It worked!! Thank you so much!!

    6. Margaret  July 23, 2013

      It worked – thank you – first time I’ve had that happen. Have had my iPad since November 2012. Better start backing it up more frequently! 🙂

      • Lightspeeds PC  July 29, 2013

        Your welcome. Apple needs to somehow patch that, it shouldn’t be locking up the iPads like that.

    7. Soviet  August 5, 2013

      Thanks for the help. I was able to clear this message.

    8. Sk  August 14, 2013

      Fab. This worked for me. Thanks so much!

    9. Kimberly  August 25, 2013

      Thanks for posting this solution-it worked!

    10. Nardz  October 26, 2013

      It worked! Thank you so much. How simple was that (‘didn’t even take a minute) . . . why didn’t Apple just advised me to do the same than asked me to come back as I didn’t have an appointment scheduled? And . . . I was told, “it might not save your data, but we’ll see.”
      So, it’s not an uncommon issue. I thought Apple has all the experts in their store.

      Thanks again for posting this solution.

    11. Anne  February 2, 2014

      Hi! It’s so good for you to come up with this website. i have the same issue with My ipad mini. Unfortunately, even after Pressing the button for more than 20 seconds it doesn’t do any good on my end, The scen suddenly just turn black ut the logo does not show up and if you press the botton, you would see the error message again. It’s pretty annoying and I hope you can help me on this. Thanks.

      • Lightspeeds PC  February 3, 2014

        “Unfortunately, even after Pressing the button………”

        Make sure you are pressing – holding down BOTH Home and Sleep/Power buttons together, at the same time. Approximately 10-12 seconds. Screen will go black (ipads restarting), release both buttons when you see the Apple logo.

    12. anthony hall  May 1, 2014

      it worked. Thank you. But I got the captcha code wrong twice. Last try.

    13. Marcy Winkler  August 10, 2015

      How ridiculous I can’t believe it just locks up like that! The message about being backed up just wouldn’t go away and I couldn’t turn it off! Well this worked for me so thank you very much!

    14. Joanna  October 17, 2015

      It worked for me! Just now. Thanks a lot.

    15. Broni  January 27, 2017

      Yes what an annoying problem. Thanks to you it was quickly resolved

    16. Kylie  December 20, 2017

      Thanks so much for that advice!!!!!

    17. Jacob  December 21, 2017

      It worked! Saved me from smashing it on a table so thanks


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