is iPhone backup redundant for apps that store documents in iCloud?

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  1. Undecided macrumors 6502a

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    is iPhone backup redundant for apps that store documents in iCloud?

    For example, Pages (and many other apps) store their content in iCloud. For those apps, is there any reason to have backup turned on? It seems to double the space in iCloud, essentially. Turning off backup for those apps saves a lot of iCloud space, which is pretty limited with the free account.
     
  2. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    Not sure about your exact question, but are you using Time Machine to backup a Mac? If so, you will be all set on that end.
     
  3. cjducasse macrumors newbie

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    The backup doesn't just backup content that apps create.

    All your settings are backed up, icons placement on home screens, etc. So yes, there are advantages to still backing up. If an app has content that you don't want backed up, you can always disable it in the backup settings on a per app basis.
     

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