Evolution of the iPhone, backup and icloud

Hi all, I'll soon change my iPhone, and I want to back up only certain content such as messages and photos, without applications or settings, put them in the new phone. Also I do not quite understand some option in icloud in my phone.

1. What is the difference between the Safari option in iCloud and the other located in icloud drive? Also, what is the content the other application downloaded from the store sync in icloud drive if the option is enabled? This is something I will never understand

2. If you want to back up my photos and my messages to put in the new iphone, I have to do a full backup using iTunes or icloud, or there is a way to save only the 2 things? Or possibly make a full backup and then restore only photos and messages, but I don't know if there is an option to do so. For the pictures on that I think activate "icloud library" and then re - download on my new iphone, but for messages?

3. now I have ios 9.3.1 on my iPhone 5, I won't be able to restore the backup if the new iphone ios 9.3.2?

Thank you very much!


Hello Matteo,.

1 - you don't need to so much backup data of safari at all. If you use your password will be that there anyway, if you're not, having own Safari in a new device could be a good idea to keychain. iCloud drive is another application, you can use it to store any desired data, whereas iCloud parameters in app use their own space, you can see it in settings > general > software & use of iCloud.

More about this

The backup of your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch - Apple Support

iCloud: overview of backup and storage iCloud

iCloud Drive FAQ - Apple Support

2 - when you save, you cannot back up a few apps or elements, you back up your device all or nothing. If you have the space available, use iCloud music library and photo library iCloud, so all your media go. Anyway, there is no harm in doing a full backup locally in your computer using iTunes, you can remove it once you have restored your device and will be likely to recover more quickly.

More about this

iCloud Photo library FAQ - Apple Support

Get help with your photo library - Apple Support iCloud

Music Apple Sync on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and your computer - Apple Support

3. - you will be able to restore your files. Files and OS go separate ways, and if your machine is new, it will prompt you to update as soon as you connect it to your computer, but you will be able to get all your files, photos and films it.

Enjoy your new device!

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