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How much space does iCloud backup use?


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How much space does iCloud backup use? I can't afford more than the free five gigabytes I am given.

Does it store music? Or just apps, data? Does it store photos?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of icloud v. iTunes backup?
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iCloud backup stores the following items:

Photos and videos in the Camera Roll
Device settings (for example: Phone Favorites, Wallpaper, and Mail, Contacts, Calendar accounts)
App data
Home screen and app organization
Messages (iMessage, SMS, and MMS)
Ringtones
Visual Voicemails

iTunes backup will do the same things, but you just need to remember to plug in and do it. iCloud is the way for me as the device is rarely connected to my Mac.

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