Yes you can do a full complete backup of your iPhone on iCloud, the thing is that iCloud give you 5gb for free and if iCloud should backup your games and game files, and photos etc... the 5gb will not be enough so the backup will not be done. You have the option however to buy more spaces in iCloud and perform your full iPhone backup over iCloud just the same as iTunes.Am i correct in assuming that back ups to itunes contain all of the data on the device and icloud backups dont include game data,etc.?
Can you do complete restore from icloud backups?
I keep my iCloud backups very simple. Any idea how much the extra storage costs, bab?Yes you can do a full complete backup of your iPhone on iCloud, the thing is that iCloud give you 5gb for free and if iCloud should backup your games and game files, and photos etc... the 5gb will not be enough so the backup will not be done. You have the option however to buy more spaces in iCloud and perform your full iPhone backup over iCloud just the same as iTunes.
I have 25 gb of data on my device.it never gives me notice I need more storage space when I backup to iCloud.states I have 4.7 of 5 gb free.
Yeah it's certain that music and movies are not part of the backup process, this is not only limited to iCloud backup but even to your computer backup process. I see you do not have a lot of files apps pictures on your iPhone so iCloud could store your backup fine. My backup file is way above 5gb so iCloud backup is definitely not an option for me.Your apps, music and movies don't count toward the 5gb limit, only the saved content within the apps along with pictures and your overall settings. I have 3.3 gb left of storage in iCloud and my 16gb iPhone 4s is maxed out. I just did a restore yesterday form iCloud due to me un-jailbreaking my phone and everything was restored to just like it was before I restored.
If you still have 4.7gb out of 5gb it means that you have not turned on iCloud backup and you have never actually performed a backup.
Go to settings> iCloud> storage & backup > iCloud backup ON> backup now/
You need to have a wifi connection enable on your iPhone in order for it to perform the backup over iCloud. If you are sure to have 25gb of data on your iPhone then the backup will return you a notification stating that you do not have enough space on iCloud to finish the backup process and propose to you to buy more spaces. It will how ever back 5gb of your file with the mention "incomplete" near your backup file in iCloud.
meaning that your backup files is 300mb of size? That's good, i wish i could have such a small size of documents in my iPhone, but actually my backup is about 10gb Computer is my only available option as i do not want to purchase spaces on iCloud. And backing up or restoring 10gb of files to from iPhone to iCloud and from iCloud to iPhone... I prefer using cable on my computer. It's good you are enjoying very well your iCloud spaceIt is on,I've run it manually and. I get confirmation time of last backup.