Backing up to iCloud - Data?
I can't see a link to the iCloud forum using the iPad app, so I'm afraid mods might have to spend valuable time moving this for me please :)
Like many, I'm still somewhat confused about backing up to iCloud, despite being fairly computer savvy... Or maybe I'm just having a blonde moment, LOL.
I've got over 25 GB of apps on my iPad. I have a slow ADSL connection at just under 1mb, so sending stuff to iCloud could take HOURS. The iOS upgrade took long enough as it was.
The list of my numerous apps in
Settings -> iCloud -> Storage & Backup -> Storage -> Manage Storage -> Backups -> This iPad
totals around 4 GB, which would take far too long to backup with my slow connection. It says "Data", but I'm unclear what it means as it lists some apps as having over 20 mb of data each when I've not (to my knowledge) saved anything to them?
If "Documents & Data" and Calendar and Contacts etc are "on" on the 1st page of iCloud, but if I don't switch on any "optional" apps in
Storage & Backup -> Storage -> Manage Storage -> Backups -> *This iPad*
what would or wouldn't get backed up to iCloud?
Part of the cause for my confusion is that Numbers is listed in the long list of "optional" apps to backup, but *also* separately appears a 2nd time in
Storage & Backup -> Storage -> Manage Storage -> *Documents & Data*
and shows the names of my Numbers files. If Numbers is already being backed up, why is it also in the list of optional apps to backup? IOW, what's the point in seemingly backing it up twice?
TIA and I hope the above makes some sense!