Apple's iCloud Backup service is currently off, with problems identified for the first time about 24 hours, but have been extended to users all over the world in recent hours.
Little is known at this point about the causes of the shutdown, but Apple itself has confirmed the problems on the system status page, saying that iCloud Backup started for the first time on June 27, with only a few users initially affected.
Of course, Apple is downgrading the shutdown right now, saying that "less than 1% of users are affected," but this is arguably a big problem for customers who wanted to back up iCloud and create new devices using backups. their.
While most people believe that Apple's iCloud Backup service is "down" due to a cyber attack. There is absolutely no evidence that this is the case, with Apple remaining completely tight on such details.
However, the company acknowledges that "users may not be able to restore an iCloud backup", and this is especially frustrating when it comes to creating new devices. Her customers Apple buyers of new iPhones can not use iClouds to transfer data from one device to another and the alternative way of dealing with it is to go to iTunes backups that are locally stored for data migration.
We will watch how Apple faces the problem in the next few hours, but at the moment it is turning to it iTunes for backups and recovery seems to be the best option, especially because the breakdown seems to take longer than expected.
All other services seem to work properly, according to the Apple system status page and the other iCloud services also work, including iCloud Mail, iCloud accounts and logins, and iCloud storage upgrades. This is most likely a server issue and a solution should be only a few hours away.