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Question about iCloud, what can I store there?

05-19-2013, 11:26 AM
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,461
Originally Posted by masvil View Post
I have to insist: the iCloud backup only saves your app data, not the actual apps. It makes sense to save space in iCloud itself. Indeed if you restore then it downloads apps from App Store. More info here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4859
I said technically According to Apple's description of iCloud, the ability to search your purchase history and redownload previous purchases is a component of iCloud (even if similar was possible before iCloud even existed). From Apple's iCloud page:

Or say there’s an app you bought way back when that you wish you had on your new iPod touch. iCloud lets you see your past downloads in one convenient place: your purchase history on the App Store. Since you’ve already purchased these apps, you can download them again — at no additional charge — to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

When you sign up for iCloud, you automatically get 5GB of free storage. And that’s plenty of room, because of the way iCloud stores your content. Your purchased music, movies, apps, books, and TV shows — as well as your Photo Stream — don’t count against your free storage. That 5GB goes a long way for your mail, documents, account information, settings, and other app data.