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Learning iOS Forensics - Second Edition by Pasquale Stirparo, Mattia Epifani

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iDevice backup on iCloud

iCloud allows users to make online backups of iDevices so that they will be able to restore their data even on a different iDevice (for example, in case of replacement of devices). The choice of which backup mode to use can be done directly in the settings of the device or through iTunes when the device is connected to the PC or Mac, as shown in the following screenshot:

iDevice backup on iCloud

Once the user has activated the service, the device automatically backs up, at least once a day, and each time all the following conditions are met:

  • It is connected to the power cable
  • It is connected to a Wi-Fi network
  • The screen is locked
  • Enough space on iCloud ...

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