iCloud Scheduled Reset on September 22 Announced

In a recent update for developers, Apple disclosed plans to reset all iCloud backup data this coming Thursday, September 22nd. The announcement was made on the Apple Developer boards with the following details:

On Thursday, September 22, the iCloud Backup data will be reset.

Backing up to iCloud or restoring from an iCloud backup will be unavailable from 9 AM PDT – 5 PM PDT. If you attempt a backup or restore during this time, you will receive an alert that the backup or restore was not successful.

After this reset, you will be unable to restore from any backup created prior to September 22. A full backup will happen automatically the next time your device backs up to iCloud.

Apple previously alerted developers that data stored on iCloud servers could be erased ahead of the official release of iOS 5.


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