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  • Apple Updates iCloud.com Settings to Restore Files, Contacts & Calendar Data


    Apple recently updated its iCloud website to allow users to restore files, contacts and/or calendars and reminders hosted on the service. The recently added feature gives users a recovery window for any mistakes they might make. The options appear to be hidden under the Settings app on the website. In each of the scenarios, different limits tend to apply. Deleted files for example are kept on Apple’s servers for varying amounts of time, though none of which seem to exceed 30 days. The recovered files end up appearing in iCloud Drive afterwards.

    Contacts are said to be restored as an archive instead of appearing individually. Doing so ends up reverting contacts across every device signed into the same iCloud account. This creates an archive of all of the latest contact data, making it possible to undo the restore.

    There appears to be a similar system in effect for calendars and reminders. The Cupertino California company ends up cautioning that all sharing will be stripped out during a restore, which forces users to offer or ask for permissions. The scheduled events will end up being canceled and recreated, which could end up causing confusion as invited guests will see both cancellation notices as well as new invitations.

    Though they weren’t announced, it’s not clear when the restore options were added although they appear to have surfaced this past week. Apple has been slowly developing and building upon its iCloud.com platform. A major addition this past year was iCloud Photo Library. That being said, the web iterations of Pages, Numbers and Keynote appear to be in beta, despite having been online since 2013. We’ll have to see what Apple ends up adding next.

    Source: iCloud (Settings) via AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Updates iCloud.com Settings to Restore Files, Contacts & Calendar Data started by Akshay Masand View original post