iCloud Backups

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  1. LouieSamman macrumors 6502a

    LouieSamman

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    I have an iPhone 4S and use iCloud backups but I have 2 questions on it.

    1). It states that it can back up camera roll, accounts, documents, and settings.
    But does this include backing up my apps? For instance if I broke my iPhone 4S and look to buying another and go through the steps and getting to the point where it ask if you want to restore from your iCloud backups. Do you get everything that you had from the previous iPhone including apps and data saved from apps?

    2). With myself having an iPhone 4S I am fairly happy but I would like to get the iPad 3rd generation when it comes out. Using iCloud backups from my iPhone 4S can I use my iPhone 4S backups to restore that onto my iPad 3rd Generation so that I can retrieve all the photos that is on my iPhone 4 to the iPad along with apps and such or does both have a separate iCloud backups that is iPad only backups?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. DefBref macrumors 6502

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    It doesn't physically backup your Apps (they are already in apple servers so why make another copy) but it does backup a list of what you have. It also backs up any associated data.

    All itunes bought stuff will work this way.

    Well the ipad 3 isn't out yet, so there's no way to guarantee it, but you can restore from backup of iphones to ipads.
     
  3. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

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    are iCloud backups per device or per used ID??

    I have an iPhone 4, iPad and iPod Touch, they all contain different apps, settings, contacts, photos. When using iCloud to backup and store the contents, are they stored per device, or will my contacts from all 3 be merged together?

    So say I upgrade to the 4S, do I get to choose which device to restore from?
     
  4. NorfolkMustard, Oct 16, 2011
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    NorfolkMustard macrumors regular

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    Yes. you can try this out now. iTunes is the same - you can restore an iPad backup into an iPhone for example.

    Details here http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4859

     
  5. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

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    ok another question, lets say I want my contacts updated across all my devices with my main device being my iPhone, is that possible?

    So say I enter a new contact in my iPhone 4, is there a way that contact will also be added to my iPad and and iPod touch?
     
  6. NorfolkMustard macrumors regular

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    That's exactly what iCloud (and MobileMe before it) is for. You can watch it sync if you're quick.
     
  7. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    Well, only my camera roll alone will break the 5GB limit... so iCloud backup is useless for me...!
     
  8. flyboy0 macrumors newbie

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    Dude. Are you serious?! The 4S just came out. The iPad 2 just came out and ur talking about the iPad 3 already ?!?! Geez. Just enjoy what u have and chill. I love apple too but omg.
     
  9. apd8 macrumors member

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    Same here, but I decided not to backup camera roll on iCloud because I keep all of my pictures on my computer anyway. And I turned on Photo Stream (which does not count against the storage) for photos taken from the phone to share with my iPad.
     
  10. Formula1freak macrumors member

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    Here is the interesting thing for me. I had a major issue with my iPhone 4 the other day, so I took it in and got it replaced for another iPhone 4. I had iCloud all setup and everything, and when I received my new iPhone I put in my information for iCloud, it logged me in, and stated that "I had no backups" .... now would this be because I do not have the iCloud backup on, under settings->iCloud->Storage& Backup-> iCloud backup in the "off" position. I do not have it on because when I go to turn it on, I get the warning:

    "Your iPhone will no longer back up to your computer automatically when you sync with iTunes."

    I am fine with this as long as I can manually back it up. Thoughts?
     
  11. thederby macrumors regular

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    all your media is in iTunes, all your apps are in the appstore, and all your settings/config are backed up in iCloud daily. why wouldn't you want iCloud backups enabled?
     
  12. Formula1freak macrumors member

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    I don't mind having an iCloud backup, I just would like the ability to manually backup on my computer :)
     
  13. Graig macrumors 6502

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    I would just like to see a last backup date on my iPad instead of "unknown" I have set it up correctly as far as I know. Anyone else see this on theirs?
     
  14. hipnetic macrumors 6502a

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    I don't see an option for backing up your camera roll. Does this fall under "Documents & Data'? I might be interested in making use of the backup feature, but as haruhiko said, that could easily break the 5GB limit. My brother told me that he tried to make use of iCloud but was told that he hit the 5GB limit. He owns an iPhone 4 and an iPad (1st gen), so I'm curious how he hit his limit. I could see how making use of the @me.com email address for email could cause you to hit that limit if you had a lot of emails with big attachments, but I don't think he uses that email account.
     
  15. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

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    You can do both.
     
  16. curtisinoc macrumors 6502

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    You can still manually backup:

    Plug into iTunes - right click on your device on left pane - choose back up
     
  17. austinguy23 macrumors 6502a

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    You can go into your iCloud settings and disable the backup up of your Camera Roll or you can purchase additional storage space.
     
  18. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for your advice, it's not really safe enough for me to be dependent on iTunes backup only for my camera roll anyway. ;) I'll try to copy out all that photos to my external drive for backup and turn off camera roll in iCloud.


    But.. wait a minute. If I choose to restore from iCloud, then my camera roll will be empty since I dont' have it on the iCloud backup? And I have no way to put those photos back to the camera roll as I can't directly copy photos to that folder....:eek:

    I guess I may need to pay 20 bucks for 15GB total storage if I really want to completely depend on iCloud backup...
     
  19. ProMed12 macrumors member

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    With Photo Stream, using the 4S, can you delete photos across all devices that you have taken but do not want to store?
     

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