What are you backing up to iCloud?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by fins831, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. fins831 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 7, 2011
    I am just using contacts, and find my iPhone. Truthfully, if find my iPhone wasn't integrated into iCloud, I would probably delete my iCloud account. I just prefer syncing to iTunes...

    I had one issue with iCloud...my contacts had like 2 - 3 different tabs for contacts, one for on my mac, one for icloud, and then just contacts...I disabled iCloud contacts, deleted it off my phone (which was a mistake cause I lost my contacts), re-synced to itunes, then re-enabled iCloud contacts, and one single tab...no issues since.

    Just curious what you are backing up and your experience with it so far?
  2. tbayrgs macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2009
    Well, I'm not backing up anything to iCloud, but I am syncing Contacts, bookmarks, and my Calendars to all of my iDevices and my Mac using it. I backup my iDevices wirelessly through iTunes.
  3. Dragonken macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2008
    I am using it to back up all, but only set to read from iCloud for each.
    I do have a question though: Is there a way to save documents (such as word docs) to iCloud without purchasing Pages? If I purchase Pages, will I be able to save .doc files to iCloud under iWork? Clearly I am confused since it is not structured the same as my MobileMe account was.
  4. donnaw macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2011
    Austin TX
    I'm using iCloud backup for everything except my contacts, calendars and reminders (I use my .live for those). I love the fact that I can recover from something castrophic while out of town. But I will still do backups to my pc if I add movies. And because a restore from a pc backup is easier. But I travel a lot and if needed I can restore from iCloud and be back up and running pretty quickly.

    As for exactly what documents are backed up I'm still pretty unclear as to that. So for the time being, unless the app is listed under iCloud I'm still using Dropbox for documents, just in case. I'm tempted to run an iCloud restore just to find out but I don't have time for a couple of weeks.
  5. boomhower macrumors 68000


    Oct 21, 2011
    I'm using it for contacts, mail, and app data. I'm really liking it so far.
  6. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Everything except photo roll, seems redundant since photo stream catches all my pics to my desktop.
  7. TheNinjaJedi macrumors regular


    Jul 16, 2011
  8. Angelo921 macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2007

    Just curious, what mail are you backing up? iCloud? If so isnt it already there if you login through iCloud on your computer?
  9. DemonicZeus macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2011
    I only use icloud to back up my documents, others?? Prefer wifi sync on itunes
  10. boomhower macrumors 68000


    Oct 21, 2011
    Well yeah, it's just the fact I'm using it and it's in the cloud so it's technically backed up there and I assume it's counting against the storage space I'm using to that's why I say it like that. If it counts against my storage quota I'm going to count it as "backing up".
  11. vitzr macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2011
    Of even greater satisfaction is having a proven two year old cloud strategy, so reliable, so easy and sensible, I have no need for the iCloud system Apple has chosen to run on HP hardware.
  12. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

    Apr 27, 2005
    I use iCloud for just about everything it offers. Syncing of mail, contacts, calendar, bookmarks, etc. Backup of almost all of my app data. Left out the apps where the data is either in another cloud or where lost data wouldn't bother me (i.e., most games).
  13. greytmom macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
    Everything except mail, calendars and camera roll.

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