Is my high score safe?

Mac Format - - APPLE TALK -

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.

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