Enable or Disable iCloud Backup for iPhone 6

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Steps

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    Let's give a single press to the Home button
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    The big circular button is located at the bottom in the center of the phone.
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    Alternatively, the Lock button at the side of the phone will have the same effect of taking us to the Lock screen
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    From the Lock screen, we swipe right
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    This might take you directly into the phone.
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    Alternatively, we have to enter the PIN or password, depending on the type of security that we have set up
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    In this case, the fingerprint scanner is used, which is also the Home button
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    We just tap and hold the Home button. We will be taken directly into the phone if we have the fingerprint security option enabled. The VisiHow article on how to setup, enable, or disable the fingerprint scanning on the iPhone 6 can be found at http://visihow.com/Manage_Fingerprints_on_iPhone_6.
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    We are looking for the "Settings" icon
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    The "Settings" icon is a silver square icon with a series of gears, one inside of the other. The icon also has "Settings" written underneath.
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    Let's tap "Settings"
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    We need to scroll down to look for "iCloud"
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    Once we see "iCloud", we tap it
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    In the iCloud account, we need to scroll down all the way to the bottom
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    We are looking for "Backup".
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    We tap "Backup"
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    We can tap "iCloud Backup" to turn the iCloud backup on
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    If we start the iCloud backup, then it means that the iPhone will no longer back up to the computer automatically when we synchronize with iTunes. Instead, it will back up to the cloud.
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    We tap "OK"
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    The phone will start the iCloud backup. The first thing the phone will do is turn it on.
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    We have to option to "Back Up Now", or we have to order some more space if we do not have enough space
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    The VisiHow article on how to add more space to the iCloud storage can be found at http://visihow.com/Increase_or_Upgrade_iCloud_Service_on_iPhone_6.
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    Now, to turn "iCloud Backup" off, we just tap it
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    We will be given the option to stop the iCloud backup.
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    We tap "OK"
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    The iCloud backup will stop. Now, when we plug the phone into the computer, the phone will begin to synchronize automatically and backup with iTunes.
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    We can simply tap the Back button to go back to "iCloud"
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    We tap the Back button again to go back to "Settings"
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    We scroll up
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    We are back to the top.
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    We press the Home button once to get to the Home screen
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    We double-press the Home button
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    We slide the "Settings" panel up to close the application
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    We tap the Home screen panel
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    Now, our phone is ready to be used without unnecessary drainage of our precious battery power.
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