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Icloud vs pc backup differences?

Discussion in 'iCloud' started by Dr.Gee, Mar 4, 2012.

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    Am i correct in assuming that back ups to itunes contain all of the data on the device and icloud backups dont include game data,etc.?

    Can you do complete restore from icloud backups?
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    They both contain the same data and you can do a restore from either one.
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    How do you restore from icloud?all i could get was photos,contacts,email.
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    You can only restore from an icloud backup by completely wiping the device and starting as it was new, you then choose the backup from icloud option at the start.
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    Apple support rep told me that that wasnt possible.told me all i could recover was the previously mentioned.what if you have more than 5gb on the device?i have backed up to the cloud having 24gb of data on the device.no mention of needing more storage.
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    Is the 24Gb your talking about merely what space you have used on your ipad? As itunes bought media and apps don't count towards your icloud backup allowance (they are already on apples servers so why back them up again), so a large part of that 24 Gb won't be counted. Don't worry icloud backup does include a list of this content and will just restore it direct from apples servers if you restore.
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    When i restore from a pc ,i get an image of the ipad.everything from my ipad1 was transferred to my ipad 2, including my non itunes media and game data.24gb worth of data if you will.hence my question about backing up to icloud being different or lacking.
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    I would like to know why I can't download no more apps but says I have 14.5 g of available space from my iCloud? Someone help

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