what am i doing wrong

Discussion in 'iPad' started by atlantamac, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. atlantamac macrumors newbie

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    Bought a iPad pro today, so it asked me if I want to restore from iCloud. I say yes. All it does it seems is move the apps I had downloaded. No passwords, no pdfs I had in iBooks. I thought it would be wonderful like time machine. What am I doing wrong? thx
     
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    That's how it's designed. Passwords, books in iBooks, and media in Music and Video aren't part of iCloud backup.
     
  3. atlantamac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you , I hate doing it by hand but oh well. I love the iPad pro .
     
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Glad you like the iPad Pro. As far as iBooks, you should consider turning on iCloud Drive for use with iBooks.
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205751

    This will upload any PDF or ePub you add to iBooks to iCloud, and then the next time you get a new device, you can download them to your new device from iCloud.
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    If you have you back up set up as encrypted, all passwords will move just fine.
     
  6. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Is there a way to encrypt iCloud backup?
     
  7. Channan macrumors 68030

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    Passwords aren't stored in backups. Use iCloud Keychain for that.
     
  8. lagwagon Suspended

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    iCloud backups are identical to an encrypted backup in iTunes. (OP used iCloud backup)
     
  9. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    As far as I can tell, encrypted backup in iTunes contains passwords, while iCloud backup doesn't.
     
  10. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I understand that and wish not to step on anyone's toes here.

    So why no passwords brought over unless the is a setting to do encrypted iCloud backups and the OP was not using it.

    I prefer using the iCloud automatically but when I know I am getting a new device or need to do a restore, I prefer an encrypted iTunes backup, it is done in minutes and there is no waiting.
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    That is just plain not so. Encrypted backup will not only move your passwords but all of your health information. Sounds like all iCloud backup are encrypted.
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    So where are his passwords?
     
  11. lagwagon Suspended

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    What passwords is he referring to? I've had my passwords save and move over via restore from iCloud. I also use Keychain, which probably also makes a difference.
     
  12. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I have no idea which passwords. Mine are always brought over and I do not use Keychain.
     
  13. Channan macrumors 68030

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    That's weird, because mine don't unless I use Keychain. It's annoying, too, because I always have to approve from another device whenever I upgrade.
     

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