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Does an iCloud backup include photos?

Does an iCloud backup include photos?

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JanSt / MOD  Oct. 8, 2013 at 12:31

Yes, but (afaik) only the photos and videos in your camera roll! Photos you imported from your PC or Mac are not backed up to the cloud http://support.apple.com/kb/PH12519?viewlocale=en_US
Also, note that your free account only gives you 5GB of storage! (though: that is not as bas as it sounds. Songs, apps etc that you purchased from itunes are not backed up - only info about them. When you restore from an iCloud backup, the info is used to then download the apps and songs again from the store, NOT from iCloud! In other words: backing up a 1GB app to iCloud doesn't use up 1GB of iCloud space. Merely the app's data and documents (if any) are backed up!)

bigdarlodave  Oct. 8, 2013 at 18:15

I am sure my backups save all my photos and these are not in the camera roll, but merely ones transferred on to the iphone.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 8, 2013 at 18:26

I am sure my backups save all my photos and these are not in the camera roll, but merely ones transferred on to the iphone.

Not so sure, actually. Even the iTunes back-up doesn't play nicely with non-camera-roll albums.

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