What are your iCloud backup setting options for those with the free 5GB storage plan?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by shyam09, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. shyam09 macrumors 68020


    Oct 31, 2010
    Just curious to see how others have set their iCloud backup settings based on a free, extremely limited 5 GB. I assume that most of us just back up frequently on the computer?
  2. IrishVixen macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2010
    Nope...I backup to the computer every few months if I remember to. Basically, I run apps that sync to Dropbox rather than iCloud, and they do so all the time rather than once a day. I also use Dropbox for photo storage.

    If an app backs up to Dropbox or to its own app servers, or if I don't care about backing up something simple, like settings that I can just redo, I turn it off in iCloud. No problem staying under the limit with three devices this way.

    And frankly, restoring data from Dropbox takes me half the time an iCloud restore does. iCloud restores are an absolute last resort as far as I'm concerned.
  3. CYKBC macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2014
    I only backup my photos and iOS on iCloud. Everything else is cursory.

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