iCloud Really Works and Now I'm Glad I went to IOS5

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by treker, Oct 25, 2011.

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    I wanted to test iCloud restore function. Could I really get my ipad2 back in total from an iCloud restore...and never rely on iTunes again?
    To test it out, I backed up to iCloud then did a complete reset, erasing all data from the iPad2. Then I started the iCloud restore process...took about 3mins until I had a workable iPad. The purchased apps took a little longer...about 5mins since I only have 2 1/2 screenfulls. My pictures came back, all my contacts, all my apps (in the right position, too!), notes, calendar, everything!

    I am a HAPPY CAMPER. I don't have to rely on iTunes for restore. IOS5 wasn't my favorite upgrade since they switched to TABS in Safari. But the iCloud experience more than makes up for it.
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    Whoah, you were brave, but that's really good to known it all works as it should.
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    Nice work! I'm very impressed with iCloud to date...particularly Photo Stream. I can take a picture on my iPhone and it's on my iPad and iMac within 10 seconds. Brilliant!

    I think they've improved Find My iPad/iPhone, etc. as well...the location it shows on the satellite map is literally within a foot or two of where it's sitting!

    FWIW I'm keeping a backup of my iPad and iPhone on iTunes once in a while...just in case, but they're backing up to iCloud regularly now. :thumbs:

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