I've noticed that after restoring or erasing an iPhone and setting it up, you're offered backups to restore from iCloud.

How many and how old are these backups. I couldn't find any articles explaining this. enter image description here

  • These backups seem to be for different users and phones. Which of the entries are for the same phone/AppleID?
    – nohillside
    Commented Apr 23, 2017 at 12:46
  • They're for the same Apple ID, different iPhones.
    – Antonio MS
    Commented Apr 23, 2017 at 17:21

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Per device, iCloud keeps the most recent backup, then 1–2 prior backups, regardless of age.

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