1. Annie_M's Avatar
    Just a helpful suggestion... it's always a good idea to check to see if your devices are backing up to iCloud. This is a link to Apple Support that tells you how to check on backups for all of Apple's devices.
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    01-11-2023 03:12 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I am the type of person who frequently review my setup, settings, things I’ve enabled and disabled, etcetera. Companies are very sneaky these days so I make it point to do frequent checks.
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    01-11-2023 04:14 PM
  3. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Yep, both my iPhone and iPad are being backed up.
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    01-11-2023 04:47 PM
  4. Up_And_Away's Avatar
    Just a helpful suggestion... it's always a good idea to check to see if your devices are backing up to iCloud. This is a link to Apple Support that tells you how to check on backups for all of Apple's devices.
    Great and helpful post Annie.
    Unfortunately, as someone who works in tech support, not setting up backup at all is too common. Frightened or angry user in turmoil because their data is or may be gone. “How recent is your last backup?”, I get the sound or look of confusion. Backups are needed very infrequently but critical when you do need it. Everyone please backup your devices. For an iPhone, just spend the .99 cents. 3 years of monthly .99 will be nothing if your phone falls in the ocean or is irretrievably lost.
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    01-12-2023 12:41 AM
  5. Annie_M's Avatar
    IMHO, its as important as making sure batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are up to date!
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    01-12-2023 07:16 AM
  6. Ed7789's Avatar
    I just checked my iCloud backups and I am happy to report that my iPhone and iPad have recently backed up. iPhone last night, iPad two days ago when I last charged it.

    Also, my carbon monoxyde and smoke detector battery is still healthy
    Important: Carbon monoxyde and smoke detectors are only good for 10 years. Look at the expiration dates on yours
    Funny fact: Removable batteries in those are now illegal where I live, they have to be either wired with 10 year battery backup, or 10 year battery devices. That's because people either removed the batteries or didn't replace them when they died; I'll let you imagine the rest of the story.
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    01-12-2023 10:00 AM
  7. Up_And_Away's Avatar
    IMHO, its as important as making sure batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are up to date!
    Another +1.
    I hate to say this but in my younger years I was ‘that guy’ who never checked smoke detector batteries. To die due of smoke inhalation because of not checking a one dollar battery, so stupid.
    Fortunately new technology means my new smoke detectors incessantly hound me when the battery runs low.
    01-12-2023 08:27 PM
  8. Up_And_Away's Avatar
    I just checked my iCloud backups and I am happy to report that my iPhone and iPad have recently backed up. iPhone last night, iPad two days ago when I last charged it.

    Also, my carbon monoxyde and smoke detector battery is still healthy
    Important: Carbon monoxyde and smoke detectors are only good for 10 years. Look at the expiration dates on yours
    Funny fact: Removable batteries in those are now illegal where I live, they have to be either wired with 10 year battery backup, or 10 year battery devices. That's because people either removed the batteries or didn't replace them when they died; I'll let you imagine the rest of the story.
    Ugh Ed, that was me back in the day. Just remove the battery when it squawked in the middle of the night. But My house now has all wired with replaceable batteries. But if the battery gets low or is removed they squawk away. It now is far easier to put in a new battery.
    I think some have a 10 year timer. They’ll squawk after 10 years. No way around replacement.
    Ed7789 likes this.
    01-12-2023 08:34 PM

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