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iCloud backup question
After my terrible experience with beta 1 iCloud syncing, I am going to go ahead and try beta 6. I did notice that when I enabled iCloud syncing, anytime I plug it into my laptop to sync, it shows it syncs. However when I check iTunes preferences and go to devices, the backup file never shows the backup that I just did. It only shows the most recent backup before I enabled iCloud syncing. Is that normal?
That's my biggest beef, it seems I can't sync to both.blah blah blah witty signature blah blah blah
- 08-24-2011, 06:10 PM #3
- 08-24-2011, 08:01 PM #4iMore Expert
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Yea. You can sync to iTunes but not backup if you are using the iCloud to backup. It actually tells you that when you first enable cloud backup.
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- 09-08-2011, 11:29 AM #10
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- 10-14-2011, 11:46 AM #13iMore Intermediate
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iCloud, iTunes or Wifi sync for first time?
We have wi fi in our house and with this being my first iPhone, I am confusing on how I should sync it the first time. I'm sitting here waiting for UPS to deliver my phone "on truck for delivery by end of day" and want to be ready when it gets here....
What is the best way to sync up the phone? I will be using google sync for my emails, calendar and contacts and I'm thinking that set up happens after I sync right?
- 10-14-2011, 12:04 PM #14iPhone Intermediate
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If you have a large itunes library, I would sync it with the USB cable to start out. After that, you can use wifi sync. To Sync yoru emails, contacts, etc, you can set up google sync from the get go.Twitter: @ReensMeza
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- 12-30-2011, 08:52 AM #15iPhone Intermediate
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I just upgraded my original iPad 64GB to iOS5 and was looking forward to experiencing iCloud backup.
Instead, I keep getting messages that the device was not backed up because of insufficient iCloud storage. I've still got the ("full") 5GB of stock iCloud storage. Well, guess what?! Apple doesn't even SELL a device with only 5GB or storage, so the chances that most users will be able to backup EVERYthing on their Apple devices is very slim - assuming they use them to capacity.
After reading some of the (admittedly, months old) comments in this thread, I'm concerned that choosing not to backup my "documents and data" via iCloud will result in an inability to back them up via iTunes on the pc.
And, by the way, when I attempt to toggle the "documents and data" button to "off," I get a message telling me that any documents and data that was already backed up to iCloud will be DELETED FROM THE DEVICE. Not good, imo. There's no option to change that, from what I can tell, other than to keep it toggled "on."
Since I've not successfully performed a single iCloud backup, I assume that this will not affect me, but in the future, if I DID decide to save docs and data to iCloud, changing my mind would force me to lose that data on (or unnecessarily need to redownload it to) my device.
That kinda seems counterproductive to the purpose of a cloud backup service.
What am I missing?
- 12-30-2011, 10:09 AM #16
- 12-30-2011, 10:27 AM #17iPhone Intermediate
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I have enough docs and data, IMO, to exceed the 5GB cap, which is why I turned that option off, recently.
Sadly, I don't even see a place on the device to break down what the volume or percentage or docs or data might be, so they're really not helping here.
So now, I have to either pay for cloud backup to have enough online storage or continue to back up via the pc...or backup to both.
This isn't sounding like a post-pc era, to me.
- 12-30-2011, 10:31 AM #18