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

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

  1. zorinlynx macrumors 601

    zorinlynx

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    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 603

    Shirasaki

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    Yes.
    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

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    Yep. We're special. And its easier for them to keep things running smoothly.
     
  4. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    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 G4

    Mlrollin91

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    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.
     

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