iCloud Backup: incremental or full?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Eradik, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. Eradik macrumors regular

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    Really looking forward to iCloud backups, but my question is, is it an incremental or full backup?

    Cant find anything that says for sure either way. Just would like to know if every day the backup is full (i.e. 500mb) or just what changes (i.e. 20 mb of new app data and 15 new pictures for a total of, say, 50 mb).
     
  2. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a

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    Not 100% sure but think incremental. First backup always takes aaaages, others are much quicker.
     
  3. GollumBoy macrumors regular

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    I hope so 2.6GB on 40KB/s upload takes 28hours :p Still not done my first backup! Will start it tonight, as not at work for 3 days now :D
     
  4. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a

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    You need to get faster wi-fi
     
  5. lentini macrumors regular

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    Definitely incremental
     
  6. GollumBoy macrumors regular

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    Today been saying 2 hours then errored out when I did something on the phone :mad:

    It's not Wi-Fi, it's my line connection good old ADSL (about 4Mbps) :) No cable where I live :D
     
  7. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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  8. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    Blimey. I'm going to need to do a first time sync at my old mans. I only get 38kb/s on my connection.
     
  9. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a

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    Or go and do it at apple store
     
  10. HelveticaNeue macrumors 6502a

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    Must be incremental. My first iPhone backup to iCloud took 30min, then each subsequent backup takes a couple minutes. Same with iPad. First time was an hour, second time 3 minutes.
     

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