I 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.
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)
- Hold the Sleep (On/Off) & Home button down (together) for about 10-12 seconds.
- 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.
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.
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