iCloud Contacts/iCal and Time Machine

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by gregdanielsykes, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. gregdanielsykes macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2011
    Is Time Machine backing up my iCal events and contacts? The reason I ask is because I have it set so they are stored ONLY on iCloud, NOT locally. Is this getting backed up too by Time Machine? I hope so! Because, if something were to fail, or if I were ever to accidentally delete a contact, I might like to be able to travel to the past and recuperate that contact.

    Thanks for your insight,
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Easy to check.

    Add a contact, initiate a time machine backup, delete the contact

    Then check time machine to see if you can find the deleted contact.
  3. gregdanielsykes thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2011
    Hey! I checked it out following your instructions, and it worked. I tried it with my Contacts, added, deleted, checked in the Time Machine archive and it was there! So, it seems that it does back it up. Good news.


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