when backing up from iCloud do you have to....

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gadgetfreaky, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. gadgetfreaky macrumors 6502a

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    re-type in all the passwords for the apps?
    i thought it used keychain for those.

    seems i have to resetup each account for each app
     
  2. PieTunes macrumors 6502

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    From my experience Keychain saves passwords and whatnot for websites in Safari, not for individual apps. When I restored from an iCloud backup, I had to retype my usernames/passwords, re-link Touch ID, etc. for *most* of the apps. Some apps, though few and far between, seemed to preserved that info. Some apps saved my username only but I had to retype the password.
     
  3. Omen87 macrumors regular

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    Yes. An iCloud backup will not retain app logins. However, an encrypted backup in iTunes will retain all data.
     
  4. DaveOP macrumors 65816

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    This poster is absolutely correct. Encrypted backup contains passwords and health data.
     
  5. gadgetfreaky thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    what if it's encrypted on icloud- will it retain passwords then or does it have to be on itunes?
     
  6. Omen87 macrumors regular

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    No. Only a local encrypted backup will retain personal data like logins, passwords, and health data.
     
  7. Stewie macrumors 6502

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    Depends on the app. While a lot of my apps do retain the password with and encrypted backup not all of them do. Audible and Kindle are two I can think of that never remember the logins.
     

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