We use our iPhones for much more than making calls, so when you switch to a new one you’ll want to make sure you have all of your information backed up. Apple’s iCloud system is about as seamless as you can get, running silently while we sleep and making sure everything we’ve done throughout our day is safe and secure. So if you haven’t been running regular backups on your iPhone, head over to your iCloud settings by opening the Settings app > iCloud > Storage & Backup and switch them on. Make sure that you have an up-to-date backup by tapping Backup Now.
If 5GB of iCloud storage isn’t enough to store all of your data, Apple offers easy and relatively affordable upgrading so you don’t have to leave anything behind. Up to iOS 7, you could purchase an additional 10GB for £14 a year, 20GB for £28 or 50GB for £70. But with iOS 8’s new iCloud Drive, the options have become more enticing: 79p (99¢) per month will get you 20GB of space, or £2.99 ($3.99) will expand your