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iMovie for iOS: Projects not in iTunes Backup?

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So I have an iMovie for iOS question I'm hoping to get some help on. Apple replaced my daughters iPhone recently and we restored everything from backup. So far it looks like everything restored EXCEPT her iMovie Projects. We have all the videos and source files, but NONE of the projects are there. She stored the project file locally on the iPhone (not on iCloud Drive). I have looked through the entire backup file using iMazing and I can see nothing that indicates where the local iMovie projects are stored. It's not a devastating loss for just annoying.

At this point I just want to make sure  I'm not missing something. Seems like if you want to keep your iOS iMovie projects (and back them up) you have two options. 1) Store the project files in iCloud Drive or 2) Export the project files from iMovie to iTunes or iCloud Drive manually. They are NOT backed up automatically iniCloud backup nor are they backed up if you do an iTunes backup. Does this seem correct?

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johnfoster    48

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207428

the way that reads to me is that the back up is not really a backup. more like a "backup of the things that 94% of l)users have complained about losing so we back that up unless they keep saying no for some reason."

 

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