When you move from an old iPhone or iPad to a new one the easiest approach is often the Quick Start device-to-device transfer. But if that doesn’t work or if you have to give up one device before receiving the other, iCloud Backup is a fine alternative. Fine that is if you have enough iCloud storage space,which many people with the free 5 GB plan do not. For devices running iOS 15 or iPadOS 15, Apple just introduced the option to create a temporary iCloud backup that’s larger than the available space.
Tap Settings > General > Transfer or Reset Device > Get Started to create the backup. You have 21 days (plus another 21 if necessary) to restore that backup and it sticks around for another 7 days after you restore.
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