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Monday, 29 January 2018

Where are the backup copies of the iPhone stored in iCloud

Backup copies are very important elements today, in these times when almost all our personal information is stored in the small devices that we call iPhone.

For this reason, if you are looking for the location of the backup copies of your iPhone or iPad in iCloud, in this article we will show you where they are stored. It does not matter if you use Windows, macOS or iOS, you will find them also following the steps in this article. Keep reading!

What are iCloud backups 

The function of Backup copies that we can find in iCloud what it does is, as its name indicates, create a backup of the basic information of your iPhone, among which many configurations and settings of different applications are included -you can select what applications do you want to upload to the cloud?

Thanks to this backup, the process of restoring an old iPhone or activating a new one is done twice as fast , since all the essential information of the device is downloaded quickly, helping you to configure a large part of the terminal without having to touch nothing

What is included in the iCloud backups 

The iCloud security copies do not include all the information about the device, only the one that is essential for its configuration and quick use, such as some settings or the information of applications such as Health or Mail.

However, iCloud also stores other information , which according to the Apple support page, is as follows:

  •     Application data.
  •     History of all your calls .
  •     Messages received , whether iMessage, SMS or MMS.
  •     Shades of your iPhone.
  •     Backup copies of your Apple Watch .
  •     Organization of your home screen , including folders and names.
  •     Photos and videos of your device.
  •     Settings made in HomeKit .
  •     Purchase history in Apple applications, such as iTunes, App Store, iBooks, among many others.
  •     The settings of your iPhone. 

How to find backup copies in iOS 

If you are looking for backup copies of your iPhone in iCloud but can not find them, you just have to do the following :

  •     Open the Settings application.
  •     Tap on your name and then tap on iCloud - click here directly if you have iOS 10.2 or lower.
  •     In this menu, click on Manage storage . If you have a lower version than iOS 11, just touch on the graphic that appears on the screen.
  •     If you have iOS 11, you have one extra step left, which is to touch on the Backup option. 

From here you can select the backup copies you want and also delete them. Or you can select the applications and features that you want your iPhone to backup from time to time.

How to find backup copies in macOS 

If you have a Mac, finding the backups made by iCloud on your iPhone is quite simple as well . Just follow these steps:

  •     Open the Apple menu.
  •     Click on System Preferences .
  •     Tap iCloud
  •     Select the Manage option.
  •     Open the option called Backup copies . 

Ready. Now you should be able to see your iCloud backups from your device with macOS .

How to find backup copies in Windows 

In Windows this is probably easier, but remember that you have to have downloaded the iCloud application on your computer. Follow these instructions to find your backup copies:

  •     Open the iCloud application on your computer.
  •     Touch the Storage option.
  •     Click on Backup copies . 

It's done . Backup copies made by iCloud should now appear on the screen.

If there is something to be thankful to Apple, that is to place the options and functions so in sight. Thanks to this it is very easy to find what we want to find no matter which operating system we are using.

Via | Manzana 

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