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Retrieving Documents Backed Up To The Cloud

Gary in Nashville, Tennessee listens on SuperTalk WTN 99.7 asked us about retrieving what you save to the cloud

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Gary asked: “Started backing up my iPhone to the cloud. How do I go back and retrieve the things I put in the cloud like pictures? I can’t pull them up, once I send them out. I don’t know how to do that.”

 

Gary, it depends on which “cloud” you’re using.

If you’re using iCloud, you don’t go back and retrieve things, it just makes a full phone backup.

You can individually save pictures to iCloud Drive, but that’s not the same as the “iCloud backups.” Those are mostly just useful to restore your entire phone if you ever need to.

If you’re using iCloud, you don’t go back and retrieve things, it just makes a full phone backup.

If you’re using any other app, say Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon’s Cloud Drive, or basically any other one, you simply open the app and go through the list of files and folders the way you would on a computer’s hard drive.

iCloud only really works differently because it has the regular “backup” that creates an image of your phone, and the “drive” feature that acts as an external hard drive in the cloud. Don’t back up to iCloud thinking you’ll just be able to access individual files.

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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