so my ipad and iphone are supposed to backup automatically every night, i double check at least once a week that the back ups are current and always check that there's a backup before doing any iOS update. a couple of days ago i updated the iOS and went on living my life. the next day my ipad screen started acting up, so today i stop in to the apple store and let a genius check it out. he says the display is shot and they will replace the ipad free of charge. woo hoo. he asks if i back up, i say yes. we go to settings and last back up shows as never. then we check my iphone and it also shows as never. we grab a laptop and i sign into icloud and over 50 gigs of photo backups have vanished even though photos in the settings of the iphone show a back up less than an hour before.
apple is now looking for my back ups on their server and are supposed to call me back this evening. almost 10 years of backed up photos are missing. argggh. blog stuff, vacations, photos of the Noodle. what a hassle. i pay for that storage.