iPad 2 not backing up automatically

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Sodypop

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Nov 1, 2015
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My ipad auto backup to iCloud has stopped working. This iPad has not been backed up automatically in over six weeks. Backup is turned on in settings as well as lock system. I plug the iPad in overnight most every evening. How large are these backup files? I know that these backups only have a list of all apps, music, and such which are re-downloaded during a restore from backup. Also, I read somewhere in the backup instructions that I must do a complete reset in order to access my iCloud backup. This means loosing all settings, stored passwords, favorites, etc. Will these be restored by the backup? I'm running iOS 8.4. This ipad has 10.8gb of apps and data with 2.2gb of free space. Stored data probably does not equal .5gb. Any help or insight would be appreciated.
 

RoofMonkey

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Try looking in Settings/iCloud/ storage/Manage Storage
That should give you an idea of the size of the backup.
Can you back it up to a computer? If so, do that then maybe delete the iCloud backup from the area I mentioned above. Then try to back it up to iCloud again.
Had to do that with the wife's iPad not too long ago.
 

Sodypop

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Nov 1, 2015
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Thanks RooMonkey. I'm going to try that, but may take a few days. Real busy with Thanksgiving and all the rest of the week. Probably get to it by the weekend.
 

Sodypop

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Hi RooMonkey,

Had some time this evening so tried your suggestions. Worked like a charm. At least for,the first backup. We'll see what happens in the weeks ahead. Thanks.