Is my high score safe?
Q I have an iPhone 4 that’s mainly used for playing games on my daily train commute. It occasionally gets used for an odd text or phone call, but that’s beside the point! I’ve put a large amount of time into several games, including Candy Crush and Clash of Clans. Is this data safe in my iTunes backup? If I upgrade to a new iPhone, will I be able to restore the data to the new phone? Adam Caterson A According to Apple, iTunes backs up ‘Apps settings, preferences, and data, including documents.’ That sounds definitive enough and yet there are plenty of games that don’t store their data in such a way that iTunes can back it up. Clash of Clans is one such game, but you can still save your villages by connecting them to Game Centre. This saves your progress online. To restore your phone, login to your Game Centre account and Clash of Clans asks if you want to load your saved village when you start. Candy Crush isn’t backed up by iTunes, but your progress is automatically uploaded to Facebook, provided you’re signed in while playing, and synced to iCloud too..
Some mobile games use the iOS Game Centre to store your current progress; others don’t.