As of now, both my iPhone 4S and iPad 3 have a bckup in the Apple Cloud. I wonder what exactly is being stored in case I ever need to reset from this backup (please note I don't have an iTunes backup of my devices so far): 1. The default apps? I guess not, since they're part of the iOS ? 2. The settings of the default apps? Account settings, iOS prefs? I think they are stored in the backup. 3. The data stored in them? I guess not, since contacts, activities, mails... are in my cloud account (in the cloud, yes, but not in the backup part of the cloud so to speak). 4. 3rd party Apps you purchased through the AppStore? It would seem they don't get stored, probably just a listing of them so they'd be redownloaded freshly upon a reset from backup. 5.The settings of these apps? No idea if they're stored in backup. 6. (my main concern) The data stored in them? I'm using apps like Remarks, Notes Plus, Bamboo Paper... Some allow p.e. Dropbox storage, which I do use, while others just seem to store all data on the iPad itself. Are these data part of the app, stored within and not copied to the cloud backup (see point 4), or are these data stored in separate files that are placed in the cloud backup, ready to be installed on a possible reset from backup? Sorry for the long post, but I'd really like clarity on these issues, and I can't find good answers so far. All of the above are merely assumptions I make, so chime in on all aspects!