Does iCloud backup Safari bookmarks?

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  1. bobright macrumors 601

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    Of so im definitely going to start using it, also curious how often a day does it back up to iCloud? I have never used it before.
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

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    iCloud does not backup your Safari Bookmarks in the same way that it backs-up your phone.

    Bookmarks, Contacts, Calendar, Reminders and Notes are pushed to your account, and if you have multiple devices logged in with the same account, that information is then pushed to those devices.

    If you delete an entry from one device, it is then deleted from the other devices as well simultaneously.

    iCloud backs up your phone's Data (from apps), Settings and the contents of your Camera Roll.

    iCloud backs up once every 24 hours automatically if your device is on WiFi, plugged into a power source and not in use. Example:

    If you plug in your phone to charge at 1pm and you let it sit their, your phone will then back-up around 1:10pm. Now lets say that the next day you are out running errands and don't get home until 3pm. Your phone will not begin to backup until you plug in your iPhone to charge again.
     
  3. bobright thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thanks for the reply so in a way the safari bookmarks are backed up, in that say I got rid of my device and got the new iphone or new ipad all my settings (and bookmarks ) would be restored on the new said device? unless im misreading something
     
  4. AndreasDK macrumors newbie

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    Something like that :) I think.. Not quite sure, I will follow this thread
     
  5. CBR900RR macrumors 6502a

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    If you set up your new device with backup, everything will restore to what you had before.

    If you set it up as new device, NOTES, BOOKMARK, CONTACT, CALENDAR, REMINDER will push down to your device once you enter you apple id during the initial setup, and PHOTOSTREAM when you are on wifi.
     
  6. sebastian... macrumors regular

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    If you bookmark something and then immediately try to edit that, you will get the message :

    "Bookmarks are being synced. Please edit the bookmarks once syncing has completed."

    Two seconds later you will be able to edit.

    Doesn't that mean the bookmarks are synced on the spot ? Immediately ?
     
  7. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a

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    Yes
     
  8. dtbratt macrumors 6502

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    I backed up my entire 4s to iCloud the other day. I just did a restore from iCloud and it restored everything including my bookmarks :D
     
  9. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Probably because this happened.

    Bookmarks, Notes, Contacts, Calendar and Reminders are not stored on the same backup as with your phone. Yes they are backed up immediately once you enter a new entry, but once you delete an entry you can not restore from a previous backup to bring it back, its gone.
     
  10. newyorksole macrumors 68030

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    you sure? because I feel like if you turn off Contacts, Calendars, Bookmarks etc in iCloud Settings and you back up your device, if you get a new iPhone and restore it from the iCloud backup all that stuff will be there.
     
  11. saving107 macrumors 603

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    If you turn off iCloud/Mobile Me and had everything remain local on your device (with nothing being pushed out), then Bookmarks, Calendar, Contacts, Notes and Reminders will all be saved during the next backup with your phones App Data, Settings, Text Messages, Camera Roll (all together).

    But once you enable iCloud/Mobile Me for Bookmarks, Calendar, Contacts, Notes and Reminders, then those entries get pushed to your account immediately (they are now separated) while App Data, Settings, Text Messages, Camera Roll are only saved once every 24 hours to iCloud.

    I believe that once you enabled iCloud, iTunes will no longer automatically backup your device during the next sync, but their is a way to still have iTunes create a backup manually. This method will backup everything on your phone.
     

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