iOS devices are incredibly popular, and with constant improvements in features and technology, users find more purposes for these devices every day. As a result, iOS devices often contain a wide range of file types, which is too much data for iCloud to support.

The team at Best Cloud Backups has provided a list of our top five picks for iOS cloud backup solutions. In the following chart, we have broken down each product’s features into four important categories (pricing, ease of use, support and technology). Whether you are looking for the most affordable solution, the highest level of security, or the fastest service, you will be able to find the perfect solution based on your individual priorities.

Best cloud backup comparison table:
Acronis True ImageCarbonite Endpoint 360Data Deposit BoxBackBlaze MobileiDrive
Pricing
  • 30 day free trial
  • $4.17 USD/month (limited storage)
  • Lifetime subscriptions available
  • 30 day free trial
  • $24 USD/month starting price
  • Discounts available for long-term contracts
  • 14 day free trial
  • Pay for use only
  • Unlimited devices
  • $.10/GB USD
  • $20/month USD min.
  • 15 day free trial
  • $6 per month for unlimited data storage (restoration limited to zip files)
  • Free 5GB
  • $4.34 USD/month starting price (2000 GB of storage)
Ease of Use
  • Centralized management
  • Simple interface
  • Detailed data information available
  • Manual file selection
  • Centralized management
  • Mobile applications available
  • Simple interface
  • Slow initial backup
  • Initial backup must be done manually
  • Quick setup
  • Centralized management
  • Mobile applications available
  • Simple interface
  • Automatic continuous backups
  • Simple interface
  • Automatic backups
  • Slow backups
  • Bugs in software
  • Manual file selection
  • Manual enabling of many features
  • Centralized management
  • Mobile applications available
  • Continuous backups available
Support
  • Active forums
  • Online product guides
  • 24/7 live chat support
  • Request form
  • Phone support
  • 24/7 live chat support
  • Online knowledge base
  • FAQ articles
  • Phone support
  • 24/7 live chat
  • Email reports
  • Phone and email support
  • Online help desk
  • FAQ
  • Chat support during business hours
  • FAQ and support pages
  • Instructional videos
  • Live chat, email and phone support during business hours
Technology
  • Image backup
  • Mobile backups
  • 256-bit encryption
  • TLS/SSL protocols
  • Versioning
  • Limited storage
  • AES-128 encryption
  • Private encryption available
  • Unlimited data storage
  • Two-factor authentication
  • Limited file types supported
  • Continuous backups
  • Versioning technology
  • Two-factor authentication
  • Military grade encryption
  • Automatic continuous backups
  • Two-factor authentication
  • Encryption
  • Versioning technology
  • Slow drive scanning
  • 256-bit encryption
  • Continuous backup technology
  • Physical data centre storage
  • Versioning
  • Questionable privacy agreement
  • Limited storage
  • Slow backups
  • Manual backup required
Summary of Pros
  • User-friendly management
  • Detailed data information
  • Excellent support resources
  • Quick backups
  • Unlimited storage
  • Excellent security features
  • Ample support resources
  • Reasonable price for storage and technology
  • Ample support resources
  • Excellent security features
  • Easy and accessible product
  • Low price
  • Easy to use
  • Some support resources available
  • Unlimited storage
  • Ample support resources
  • Highly secure
  • Low price
  • Continuous backups available
Summary of Cons
  • Limited storage and devices
  • High price
  • Manual file selection
  • Complicated initial backup
  • Limited file types
  • High price for the features available
  • Limited data storage
  • Slow zip file restoration (large files)
  • Slow processing
  • Bugs in software
  • File type limitations
  • Manual file selection
  • User must enable many features
  • Limited storage
  • Slow backups
  • Manual backups required
  • Lack of privacy

 

Summary

Of the top five cloud backup solutions we have listed, Acronis True Image offers the most inexpensive product. However, in terms of value, we believe that Data Deposit Box offers the most useful features for iOS devices at a fair price.

The products on our list, which offer the highest level of user-friendliness are Carbonite Endpoint 360 and Data Deposit Box. However, Carbonite may be tedious for iOS device owners to set up as the initial backup process is fairly complicated and takes a long time to complete. Data Deposit Box offers continuous backup technology, which is perfect for iOS device users who frequently use these devices to create data, and wish to have the product automatically backing all of their files up in the background.

iOS devices are common among all types of users, including those who are not particularly tech-savvy. For this reason, it is important to have a cloud backup solution that offers a range of customer support resources. Carbonite Endpoint 360, Data Deposit Box and iDrive all offer comprehensive support resources including direct contact, and online articles for guidance. iDrive offers the widest range of support resources, however this company only offers live support during specific business hours. For this reason, Data Deposit Box offers a slightly better service.

Carbonite Endpoint 360 offers many valuable technological features, however one of the product’s major drawbacks is its limited file types. Data Deposit Box offers a product that will keep iOS data protected, and perform in the background without much work required from the user.