Would it be advisable for any reason to use Time Capsule AND iCLoud?

  • Asked by Diana P from Seal Harbor
  • Dec 6, 2012
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2 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    Yes. One reason being that iCloud keeps everything you CURRENTLY have, whereas time capsule will keep EVERYTHING you have EVER had. May not seem useful until you realize you accidentally deleted something and want to retrieve it. Also, can be useful if you need to restore or replace your computer. It's like a safe deposit box, it's a really good idea to have one.

    • Answered by Brian S from Durham
    • Jan 13, 2013
  • Yes, using both is a great idea, as these two backup options (iCloud and Time Capsule) are not related and both are really useful. You use iCloud to back up your iDevices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and ensure documents and data are available across your devices and to your Macs. iCloud backs up your iDevices but not your Mac. Time Capsule is a hardware option to allow you to backup your MacBook or iMac (etc) via Time Machine software to a local hard drive (on the Time Capsule) and create an hourly backup of your computer's data, including OS, applications, files, passwords, etc. You can use iCloud to restore iDevices and Time Machine to restore Macs.

    • Answered by Drew S from Washington
    • Jan 13, 2013