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Take Control of iCloud, 3rd Edition by Joe Kissell

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Back Up and Restore iOS Data

iCloud can automatically back up most of the important data from your iOS device to Apple’s servers. This feature is usually invisible once you’ve set it up, but there are a few options you may want to adjust, and, of course, you’ll want to know how to Restore an iOS Device from a Backup should the need arise—a procedure that’s not obvious!

Understand How iCloud Backup Works

Backups are as important on an iOS device as on your computer—after all, your iOS device stores lots of crucial personal data, not to mention photos and videos that may be irreplaceable. If it ever dies or needs replacing, backups can also save you time and aggravation.

But backing up an iOS device is a different sort of process from backing ...

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