iOS 16.3 has problems with iCloud backup – here’s how to fix it

Having trouble making an iCloud backup in iOS 16.3? Then you are not alone, because a bug in iOS 16.3 is causing problems.

iOS 16.3: Mainly security updates

Apple released a new iOS update last month. iOS 16.3 was mainly intended to perfect iOS 16. A number of problems with Siri, CarPlay and the Home app have been fixed. Apple also added a number of new security features to iOS 16.3

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iOS 16.3 now includes the option to link physical security keys to your Apple ID. This allows you to secure your Apple ID even better. In addition, with the new Advanced Data Protection, Apple has also secured services such as iCloud Drive, iCloud Photos, and Backups with end-to-end encryption.

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Problems with iCloud backup in iOS 16.3

It is precisely these new security options that cause problems in iOS 16.3. iPhone users who have downloaded iOS 16.3 are complaining of issues backing up to iCloud. Other complaints are about syncing iCloud Drive and Photos.

Most users get an error when they try to use iCloud. So it is quite possible that this has to do with the new security update in iOS 16.3 But how do you get rid of it?

iCloud iOS 16.3

Secure Apple ID with two-step verification

Apple has not yet commented on the issues with iCloud in iOS 16.3. Most people affected by the bug have not (yet) enabled two-step verification with their Apple ID. Apple requires it from iOS 16.3 to secure new accounts with two-step verification, but this now also seems to have an effect on existing Apple IDs.

Read also: With iOS 16.3, your iCloud is only really safe, provided you activate this option

One way to fix the iCloud problem is to set up two-step verification with your Apple ID. It is still unclear whether Apple itself will come up with a solution for this problem. Also for the Apple users who don’t want to enable two-step verification. This is recommended: your Apple ID is so well secured that even Apple cannot access your data.

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