iCloud Backup makes a copy of the information on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. When your device is backed up in iCloud, you can easily set up a new device or restore information on one you already have.
What are backups in iCloud?
Apple iCloud is the primary backup source for almost all devices and services that Apple offers. The iCloud automatically backs up all the data from iPhone, iPad and even Mac devices regularly.
Do I need backups on iCloud?
Many apps sync their data online like this anyway, so the iCloud backup isnt completely essential. It depends on the individual app. To customize the individual apps that back up on another device, youll have to visit this screen on the other device.
What does it mean to delete a backup on iCloud?
If you delete iCloud backup, your photos, messages, and other app data will be permanently removed. Your music files, movies, and the apps themselves are not in iCloud backups. You can download them on iPhone any time you want.
Does deleting photos off phone Delete from iCloud?
While using iCloud Photos all of the images you capture on your iPhone are automatically uploaded to the iCloud servers and synced with all of your other iCloud devices. The upshot of this is that any photos deleted from your iPhone will also be deleted from your iCloud Photo library.
What is the difference between iCloud backup and iCloud drive?
iCloud Backup: Its used for all the iPad, iPhone and iPod backups youve made without using iTunes. iCloud Drive: This is for all your documents (including Mac Desktop and Downloads data) and data from third-party apps on Macs and iOS devices that store data in the cloud.
Does iCloud automatically delete old backups?
Reduce the size of your iCloud Backup. When you back up your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to iCloud, the most important information on your device is backed up automatically. Many iOS apps automatically back up to iCloud after you install them.
How do I delete photos from my iCloud but keep them in iPhone?
If you want to delete photos from iCloud but keep them on your iOS devices, make sure to disable iCloud Photos first. Go to Settings -> Apple ID (your name at the very top) -> iCloud -> Photos -> Toggle off “iCloud Photos”. Now, when you delete photos from iCloud, they will stay on your iPhone.
What if my backup is too big for my new iPhone?
On the iCloud storage screen, go to Manage Storage and then Backups. Here you can delete Backups for a specific device. To fix the large backup issue: Delete all backups, log out of iCloud, log back in and do a fresh backup.
Is iCloud a backup or storage?
iCloud is, of course, Apples online storage service, but its not a file-sharing service like Dropbox or Microsoft OneDrive. (Thats where iCloud Drive comes in; see below.) Rather, it serves to back up much (but not all) of whats stored on your iDevice, while syncing some (but not all) of your data to other devices.
How long do iCloud backups last?
iCloud Backups Deleted after 180 Days.