iCloud settings

etaleb

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Guys - I don't use iCloud but would like to use it for simply saving the settings on my iphone like the apps I have and how they are grouped together in case I lose my phone. Can someone explain what these settings under iCloud exactly backup - Safari, Home, Wallet

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chestvrg

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Everything backs up on iCloud, the PIM side what they used to call back in the days Personal Information Managers, which include contacts, calendar, tasks, notes, etc. iCloud as other services out there (e.g. Google), offer more options on what to back up. Depending also on what type of service you use for your PIM.

I personally use google so all my contacts, calendar, chrome bookmarks, google drive data is stored and managed by google, all I do is activate on my google account contacts and calendar and all my contacts and calendars sync.

Ask a more detailed questions, what type of service do you use? Are you planning to use iCloud services for everything? Or do you currently use another service out there for managing your life?
 

etaleb

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I use google too but wondering if these 3 services are worth backing up - safari, home, wallet. Does Home backup your icons settings
 

eyoungren

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I use google too but wondering if these 3 services are worth backing up - safari, home, wallet. Does Home backup your icons settings
For an iCloud backup you need to turn iCloud on, which requires logging in under your Apple ID.

Then you choose what you want backed up. iCloud will back up periodically.

That can include your Safari bookmarks, home data and wallet.

The backup will remember what apps you have installed and will backup the data for those apps unless you tell iCloud not to. However, as of iOS 8 Apple no longer maintains your apps in the iCloud backup. Instead it keeps a list and then redownloads those apps when restoring. It still backs up the app data however.

The backup will not include the data from other services, although it will include those accounts.
 

chestvrg

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I use google too but wondering if these 3 services are worth backing up - safari, home, wallet. Does Home backup your icons settings
No i think home has to do with those MFA lights, garage sensors and any other home improvement related MFA accessory.
 
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