Some of you may remember a few weeks ago I dropped my beloved iPhone and cracked the screen. I scheduled an appointment at the local Apple store at the Genius bar and swapped out my phone.
They were able to switch over my contacts, but I had to upload the rest of my applications, etc … It was a pain, though I was grateful to at least have my contacts. It was during that time that I uploaded iCloud. Oh, hallelujah!
For some reason, the last “replacement” phone had been giving me some problems. It would freeze and I couldn’t even turn it off. Argh. Today, I used it as usual then suddenly I had no phone. It was graveyard dead and it had no desire to ever reboot. (Makes me wonder if it was a refurbished phone.)
I made ANOTHER appointment at the Genius bar and out comes a 3rd iPhone. The Apple representative asked me if I had backed up my phone with iCloud. I told her I used it but I had no idea what was backed up. Guess what? It had EVERYTHING backed up.
I have all of my lovely photos, my ringtones, my iTunes, my CONTACTS, my applications, etc … Yay!
I can’t encourage you enough to use iCloud if you have Apple products. I have always been a cloud watcher, but now an iCloud saved my behind!