Does beta iOS gets "its own" iCloud backup space?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by zorinlynx, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. zorinlynx macrumors 603


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    After upgrading my iPad to iOS 10 I got a notice that I hadn't backed it up since sometime in 2015, right around when I was trying iOS 9 beta on it.

    Is this normal? It's as if the beta iOS is getting its own separate directory for iCloud backups. Which is a GOOD thing as it won't overwrite the iOS 9 backups.
  2. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    At some point in iOS 9 beta, or even earlier, Apple states that beta user iCloud backup will be stored on beta server.
    So theoretically Apple has a dedicate beta backup server.
  3. mariusignorello macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2013
    Yep. We're special. And its easier for them to keep things running smoothly.
  4. MrGimper macrumors 603


    Sep 22, 2012
    Andover, UK
    This is probably after the debacle of the iOS 9 beta when beta backups took up space on your iCloud and were "invisible" and couldn't be deleted. Effectively you lost the space until Apple sorted it all out finally.
  5. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    I just updated to iOS 10B6 and got a backup notice that it has been over 2 weeks since I last backed up. I was on 9.3.3Beta before iOS 9.3.4 then iOS 10. I've been running betas since iOS 9 so I guess I never really noticed a difference in servers until I got that popup.

Share This Page