Monday, August 17, 2015 [Tweets] [Favorites]

iCloud Can Now Restore Contacts, Calendars, and Reminders

Kirk McElhearn:

This isn’t related to iCloud backups. I don’t back up any of my iOS devices to iCloud, yet I see a number of available backups to restore. for example, for my calendars and reminders, I see this[…]

I’m not sure what triggers a backup on iCloud, but there are clearly gaps there. However, this is better than nothing.

Finally. Unfortunately, it simply says “No archives available” when I try to restore my contacts. For calendars, it offers me 6 backups for the 17 days of August, even though I make many edits per day. And you can’t restore data for third-party apps. So, better than nothing, but there is still a long way to go.

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