View Poll Results: Do you use Mac/PC or iCloud for your device backups?

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  • Mac/PC

    30 46.88%
  • iCloud

    34 53.13%
  1. Garz's Avatar
    Just wondering what people are using for their backups since we are over a week into official release of iOS 5. Please vote away...
    10-21-2011 04:13 PM
  2. Garz's Avatar
    oops. My vote went to Mac. I just prefer the old school way.
    10-21-2011 04:16 PM
  3. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I'm doing both. Backup with wire on iTunes and usually do an iCloud backup on the phone.
    10-21-2011 04:36 PM
  4. Infiniti7's Avatar
    I thought if you use your computer to backup you couldn't use iCloud? I thought its one or the other? Can u use both to back up?
    10-21-2011 05:37 PM
  5. Kale58's Avatar
    I'm doing both. Backup with wire on iTunes and usually do an iCloud backup on the phone.
    Same here, though I don't connect to iTunes with a wire as often as before. iCloud nightly (just happens automagically); iTunes about once a week (or whenever I choose to connect).
    10-21-2011 05:42 PM
  6. Infiniti7's Avatar
    So can you use both iTunes and iCloud to back up your devices? Or you have to use one or the other?
    10-21-2011 06:06 PM
  7. Duvi's Avatar
    I haven't done either recently... Lol.

    I want to use the iCloud, but I don't have enough space. I'm deciding whether I'll pay for the year for more or just sync it through the cable.
    10-21-2011 06:08 PM
  8. Laelipoo's Avatar
    I use both. It's nice to have the portability of the cloud and the reliability of my Mac for backup.
    10-21-2011 06:11 PM
  9. Infiniti7's Avatar
    Hold on what do u mean not enough space? There is a max amount of space for iCloud? You can only backup a certain amount of gigs? Also what do u mean pay? I thought it was free?
    10-21-2011 06:19 PM
  10. Laelipoo's Avatar
    Hold on what do u mean not enough space? There is a max amount of space for iCloud? You can only backup a certain amount of gigs? Also what do u mean pay? I thought it was free?
    You get 5 GB for free, unless you were a MobileMe subscriber, in which case you got the $40 upgrade for 25 GB of space free for a year. You can buy additional storage space through iCloud.
    Duvi likes this.
    10-21-2011 06:23 PM
  11. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I've done both, but I prefer the Mac way. No problems, I know its there.
    10-21-2011 06:34 PM
  12. CG68's Avatar
    For the most part I use my Mac but I have tried iCloud just to get a feel for how it works.
    10-21-2011 07:03 PM
  13. Laelipoo's Avatar
    It is really nice to have the cloud backups though. Taking most of my data from my old 3GS to my 4S was so simple, did it right at the Apple Store. Had all of my personal data, my paid songs, and most of my apps on before I left the store.
    10-21-2011 07:23 PM
  14. leharris22's Avatar
    iCloud. But I miss using Google to back up everything.
    10-21-2011 07:41 PM
  15. Infiniti7's Avatar
    So if u only get 5 gigs of space to back up can I pick and choose what you want to back up ect?
    10-21-2011 11:54 PM
  16. boomhower1820's Avatar
    I am starting to like iCloud alot. I run a 60GB SSD on my notebook and 500MB games eat into that real quick. Having all the crap sitting on Apples hard drives makes me smile. I'm even starting a .me account. I'm turning into a full convert. Next is going to be replacing my notebook with a mac pro but that will have to wait until next summer or so. Need to get a house before I drop $2k on a computer.
    10-22-2011 12:51 AM
  17. shinbone's Avatar
    Both . . . . . but if I have to "restore", I'll definitely do it through Mac/iTunes
    10-22-2011 09:46 AM
  18. Guacho's Avatar
    So if u only get 5 gigs of space to back up can I pick and choose what you want to back up ect?
    Yes you can, go to settings - icloud - storage - manage storage. There you can select what to sync, my back ups are about 2.5 gb because of the pictures , I have now 25 gb available in icloud but after june 2012 i'm going to turn off my picture roll back up in icloud, it takes a lot of space if you have lots of video/pictures and you can manually move them to your computer.
    10-22-2011 10:58 AM
  19. ghostface147's Avatar
    I use both to backup.
    10-22-2011 11:56 AM
  20. verwon's Avatar
    All 3.....I'm a little OCD.


    Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
    10-22-2011 12:01 PM
  21. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I use iCloud, I think it works great
    10-22-2011 12:33 PM
  22. Peligro911's Avatar
    I use iCloud for everything but have google for contacts and calendars for some reason thou iCloud won't back up my contacts prob cuz there on google and not the actual phone so no biggie
    10-22-2011 01:01 PM
  23. cardfan's Avatar
    PC. But i sync daily anyway.. I'd have to pay for more storage with icloud and don't feel it's worthwhile yet.
    10-22-2011 02:02 PM
  24. ProfessorTripp's Avatar
    I use iCloud daily and back up to PC about once a month.
    10-22-2011 03:27 PM
  25. Crisdean's Avatar
    iPad on iCloud and phone on iCloud. It's too time consuming with teh phone.
    10-22-2011 04:00 PM
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