iPad Icloud on ipad air

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Mslittlebookowl, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. Mslittlebookowl macrumors member

    Nov 14, 2013
    This is my first ipad, so far in loving it! But I have one question, when I click on on icloud in settings it has a whole list of features like mail,contacts,safari etc to turn on or off. From what I understand, if I turn it on it would sync with other devices in my acct like my iPhone, I did not want to do that so I switch it off but I also would like to backup using icloud, would safari bookmarks,calendars and mails etc not be backed up since I switch the feature off on the list? And I use hotmail in the mail app, would that be backed up too (unnecessary as hotmail already backs it up)? I hope my question isn't too dumb, I'm learning! Thanks!
  2. Mikes2pads macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2012
    Excuse me, sorry. I think I will refrain and erase my possible wrong answer. iCloud has me wondering also.
    You'll get your info here , no doubt.
  3. Mslittlebookowl thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 14, 2013
    Thanks! I guess I could test it if I erased the ipad and restored the ipad from backup lol, hopefully someone can explain it soon :)
  4. Krad3130, Nov 14, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2013

    Krad3130 macrumors regular


    Mar 24, 2010
    Winter Park, FL
    Mail and Notes will only sync when you are have an iCloud email account.

    iCloud will not back anything that you don't have turned on (Green).

    Example - You restore your iPad but didn't have Safari turned on to back up (sync). When the iPad restores you will not have any Safari saved book marks synched since they weren't being backed up.

    You can however turn safari sync on (green switch under iCloud in settings) and whatever bookmarks were being saved from your iPhone will then sync over to your iPad since they are both using the same apple ID under your iCloud account.

    Does this make sense to you?
  5. Mslittlebookowl thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 14, 2013
    So I can't backup safari or notes on my ipad without having it being sync to the phone? I guess I should use Itunes to backup as well then.
  6. Krad3130 macrumors regular


    Mar 24, 2010
    Winter Park, FL
    If you choose to back up notes on the iPad you will be synching them with your other devices.

    If you wanted to you could set up a separate apple id for iCloud on the iPad. If you never plan on syncing your devices together this is an option.

    I am just curious why you wouldn't want to keep both devices in sync with notes and other applications? I Like having my notes on both devices. If I create a note on my iPad and then leave the house without it, I will have that note on my iPhone to look at later.

    To each their own, I was just curious why YOU wouldn't want that functionality? :D
  7. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Wth all due respect, I disagree with your interpretation.

    According to Apple:
    "Your iOS device backup only includes data and settings stored on your device. It doesn't include data already stored in iCloud, for example contacts, calendars, bookmarks, mail messages, notes, shared photo streams, My Photo Stream, and documents you save in iCloud using iOS apps and Mac apps."

    Since OP isn't syncing their notes, contacts, etc, they are not stored in iCloud, but are stored on the iPad, and that should mean they are included in the backup.

    But I could be wrong, so I suggest the OP to try restoring from backup to confirm, before they add too much info to their iPad.

    And I'm also curious why OP doesn't want to sync info between iPad and iPhone, it is the best part of my iOS experience.
  8. Mslittlebookowl thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 14, 2013
    Honestly, there are too much crap on my phone right one that I really need to get rid off but I want to keep the ipad cluttered free as I share it with hubs and my mum occasionally.


    I agree for most ppl it's really useful! Haha maybe I'm odd lol

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