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HT4865 Can malware be transferred from one device to another thru iCloud ? (iPhone to new iPhone )

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Jan 30, 2013 2:25 PM

I backed up my iPhone 3GS ( which was infected with malware) to iCloud.  Later I used iCloud for my brand new iPhone 5 to restore all my settings, Apps, songs etc.  from my old iPhone. It now appears that the malware on my old iPhone was transferred to my new one. Is this possible? I'm having great difficulty recovering 1/2 of my purchased iTunes that have seemingly disappeared. Ive spoken to Mac geniuses. Meanwhile my new iPhone is beginning to have more issues. I don't currently have my Mac desktop available to reset the phones because I'm in the middle of a move. It's in a box in storage in another state.

iPhone 5, iPhone 3 with malware to iPhone5


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