HELP: Does iPad iCloud backup backup your pictures and videos?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by loft3, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. loft3 macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2006
    I was updating my mom's iPad (her only device) to iOS 9.3.5 and it bricked her iPad. iTunes is telling me the only option now is to restore her iPad–which will delete all her data on the device.

    My worry is she has hundreds of pictures she took using her iPad – and they aren't on any other computer.

    The (maybe) good news is she has a 25GB iCloud plan and her iPad last performed a backup the night before the bricking happened. By logging into her iCloud account online I can see that backup is 8.2GB in size (her iPad is 16GB). Will that backup contain the pictures and videos from her Photos app?

    My mom does not have iCloud Photo Library.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

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  2. Shirasaki macrumors G3


    May 16, 2015
    As she does NOT have IPL, she is out of luck. Backup does not backup photo and video.

    If your device is still recognisable you can try to use third party app and see if they can help you recover the photo.
  3. loft3 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2006

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  4. Shirasaki macrumors G3


    May 16, 2015
    Ugh. o_O
    I use ICL so my photo is with ICL, not with backup.
    If Apple says so then you are lucky.
  5. loft3 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2006
    Thank you! Good to hear!

    Time to get my mom on ICL after this mess.
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    You need to do regular backups via iTunes along with using the cloud. If it is important to her, you should do both.
  7. ericwn macrumors 68020

    Apr 24, 2016
    I think by default iOS will back up anything in the camera roll. If you sync pictures onto the iPad from a computer, these are smaller representations of the originals on the PC/Mac, and these won't be backed up (as they live on the computer in full resolution).
  8. friedmud macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    Ummm... just go to and log in as her. Click on "Photos". If her photos are there then she's good.

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