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

Dave Woyciesjes woyciesjes at
Fri Mar 11 15:42:38 UTC 2016

On 03/11/2016 09:34 AM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> Hi Dave,
> On Fri, 11 Mar 2016 09:19:28 -0500, Dave Woyciesjes wrote:
>> 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.
> I agree, with the exception that I have got one app, that isn't
> available by iStore anymore, but it still works regarding my needs,
> even while parts of this app got broken by iOS updates. However, I found
> a replacement for this app.
> Assumed the apps were downloaded when you restored the backup of the
> iPhone 4 on a 4S, this unlikely would be an anonymous restore, so at
> least offend privacy.

	I don't assume I have privacy on my iPhone. :)

>> 	Which has been a good one.
> I agree.
> It was not completely off-topic, since it pointed out, that we can't
> say for sure how a restricted OS does a backup, but we can say for sure
> what happens, if we backup and restore a Linux install.
> Last but not least, if we don't want to use the cloud directly from the
> iOS device, we need iTunes to backup to a computer and unlikely could
> do this using a Linux app.
> If a backup to the cloud is wanted, I wouldn't use an external computer
> at all, since this could be done from the iOS device directly.

Agreed. Me, however, I may enable the iCloud backup, just because it's 
there & free; and it would be handy if I need to restore and my machine 
is not available.

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