So I know what iCloud does backup: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207428
But I couldn’t find any source on what it doesn’t backup
I accidentally bricked my phone and loaded my backup onto another phone (it’s been a while), but I did notice a few things (I’ll continue adding things to these lists as I use my phone, in case anybody wonders the same thing):
Main reason I’m asking is because I wasn’t sure if I should go through the effort of trying to revive the phone to get any obscure data off of it. In an ideal world I would get an exact copy. I’m OK just throwing it out otherwise
Not sure if anybody’s ever kept track, if there’s a resource somewhere out there that has a list, that would be great closure for me. Thanks!
Passwords and health data are not saved to the cloud from what I understand. I'm still on Mojave so I can use iTunes for major backups of my iOS devices. In order to save passwords & such, you need to do an encrypted backup by choosing a password. I let them backup automatically to the cloud for day to day data.
Answered by Bosque Bill on November 29, 2020
Apps are not backed up unless you specifically tell it to back them up. The idea is that all ios apps come from the app store and they have a record of all your apps so you can download them again.
Answered by jmh on November 29, 2020
You can find a full list of what apps are operating and backing up to iCloud under Apple ID > iCloud on an iOS device. Like Notes, Safari, Home, Health etc etc
Answered by Alex on November 29, 2020
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