General Difference in backup types

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by CTHarrryH, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

    Jul 4, 2012
    Can't find where this specifically has been asked.

    in the new iTunes where you have the ability to choose iTunes backup or iCloud backup it says for iCloud - backs up most important data(or something similar) and for the iTunes backup - backs up all data.

    Does anyone know what is backed up in iTunes that isn't for iCloud? What am I missing if I only do iCloud. I know if you password protect the iTunes you get account data but what else?
    Anyone know?

  2. r2shyyou macrumors 68000


    Oct 3, 2010
    Paris, France
    This Apple Support article explains it pretty nicely.

    Some of the differences:

  3. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bristol, UK
    There is no difference in what is backed up.

    As noted above, your iTunes library is just where you'd normally store a copy of your Music, Videos, Apps etc.

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