Is it possible to see whats in iCloud backup?

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  1. michaelnv

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    When my mini went into recovery mode a lot of my apps were not recovered.
    I suspect some are in iCloud. Is it possible to see whats in iCloud backup?
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    No. There are Apple support pages that tell you what should be backed up.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH12519?viewlocale=en_US

    You can check your iCloud storage settings and see what apps you have turned on for backup, but there is no way to peer into a backup and see what is there.

    At least none I know of.

    All you can do is use the backup to restore your device and see what you get back.
     
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    Thank you for the info.
    I looked in iTunes under purchased and most apps are there.
    Some have the cloud with the down arrow. Does that mean they are in iCloud?
     
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    No, in the case of those apps it means that they're in your purchased list and available for download to any of your iOS devices.
     
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    Ok , here's something weird .

    It seems as though I've installed a corrupted update for an app on my iPad mini from iTunes on my laptop . I KNOW my laptop has viruses . How can I COMPLETELY remove the app from the cloud so I can install a clean copy of the app ?

    The app isn't available on iTunes so removing it from the pad and reinstalling from there isn't an option
     
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    This really needs to be it's own thread.

    I'm not really sure what is going on. Apps are not stored in the cloud. They are local on your iPad or in a library in iTunes on your computer.

    What you see that might look like an app in iCloud is an app on the iTunes Store that you've already purchased, and can download again. It might be a buggy version, but there is no way for your laptop to corrupt it. And you most certainly do not have a way to delete it.

    The cloud symbol you see next to it means it's not on you iPad, but you can download it again for free. It will be a fresh install of the app, or in a few cases the last update that your iOS version is compatible with.

    As for the version on you laptop, the only way to fix that, if it is actualy corupt, would be to delete it there, and go back to the iTunes Store to download it again. Like the iPad, there are links in the iTunes store to your previous purchases, to make it easier to find and download.

    If for some reason the app is no longer available in the iTunes Store, not even in the purchased section, then you are out of luck. But be sure to check the Purchased list. Sometimes apps remain there, available for download, even after they are not longer available as new purchases.
     

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