Best way to backup an iphone to icloud on Linux (that works)

Dave Woyciesjes woyciesjes at
Fri Mar 11 14:19:28 UTC 2016

On 03/11/2016 04:13 AM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Mar 2016 21:09:36 -0500, Dave Woyciesjes wrote:
>> But I can say that a  Encrypted Backup & Restore does save all the
>> apps & reloads them.
> The not encrypted backup also allows to restore from a backup on the
> same device, without downloading from the app store, so even apps that
> aren't available by the app store anymore are restored.
> But what would happen, if you want to restore the backup on another
> device?

	If I understand your question right.... That's exactly how I switch 
devices. Backup iPhone 4, and restore to a 4S. Done many times successfully.
> I guess a restore compares checksums, checks purchase
> information and then activates the apps, that are still on the iOS
> device. Assumed there should be a checksum mismatch or you restore on
> another device, I suspect the binaries will be downloaded from the
> app store. IOW I guess a working Internet connection is needed and the
> purchased apps still need to be provided by the app store. I suspect
> it's the same for the encrypted backup. That a restore on the
> original device does work, is not an evidence for stored binaries. Btw.
> a restore via USB on my machine is much to fast it can't be a copy of
> all binaries.

	I've never tried a restore without internet connection, so I can't 
definitively say.
	However, given the fact that you can easily download apps (purchased on 
the phone OTA) in iTunes to get the binaries on your machine; I think 
we're getting to the point of just an intellectual exercise discussion.
	Which has been a good one.

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