iCloud

HenryHealy

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Nov 1, 2011
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Just wondering, do you guys use iTunes or iCloud to backup your iDevices. The problem for me is that it doesn't a kip everything such as movies where as iTunes backups do. iTunes Match does help a big though.
 

saving107

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Oct 14, 2007
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iTunes does not back-up media like Music/Movies/TV Shows/Podcast or Apps (it will ask you to sync purchased content to iTunes before restoring), and neither does iCloud.

iTunes and iCloud backs up:
  • Camera Roll
  • Accounts
  • App Data
  • Tones
  • Settings
 

HenryHealy

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Actually, if you back up your iPhone with iTunes
, it will actually restore to what you had on your phone. As far as I know, this includes music, movies and what else.
 

Zero Cool

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Mar 25, 2012
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I back up my contacts and calendar but I'd rather iTunes Match stays away from my music. I've got everything backed up wirelessly with another service that I'm much happier with. No offense, but Apple kind of lost my trust in the digital music department with their DRM songs back in the day.
 

chrisu91

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I use iTunes. If an app gets removed from the app store, you can't have iCloud install it. But if you've got it backed up to iTunes, you can.
 

scaredpoet

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If an app gets removed from the app store, you can't have iCloud install it.
Not true. I have apps no longer on the app store that got restored from an iCloud backup.

In any case, even for media (like movies) that aren't backed up to iCloud, you can just retire front he iCloud backup and then re-sync any missing items later from your computer.

There's really no reason NOT to have iCloud backup your phone.
 

Small White Car

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Actually, if you back up your iPhone with iTunes
, it will actually restore to what you had on your phone. As far as I know, this includes music, movies and what else.
Those aren't in the backup. They're just in iTunes and it copies them over again. You can restore from iCloud backup or iTunes backup and it doesn't matter...it will copy the media after the backup-restore is finished.

saving107 is correct that the music and movies are not a part of the backup, no matter where you do it.