Do you still need to sync your iPhone to iTunes?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by digitalove, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I noticed I don't require to sync my phone to iTunes anymore.

    Updates are OTA.
    For the music I use Spotify so I don't need to sync.
    iCloud keep your Contacts, Calendar, Mail, Notes and so on sync via internet.

    I like the fact I don't need to sync anymore, it's just a complication imo. I can consider my phone a single device that doesn't need a mac or something.

    Do you also stopped with sync? Or you need it, if so why?
     
  2. Mrbobb, Jun 16, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2013

    macrumors 601

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    If Spotify satisfies your needs, cool bro.

    My iTunes library is my high-quality, direct rips from CDs, then there are podcasts, then there are radio shows that my box records daily and place them in the iTunes library, so when I come home at night, it's all there and ready to be transferred to the phone. I do WIFI sync, so I suppose that's OTA too. My contacts/calendar blah-blah is iCloud-based because I want them instant.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    aPple nErd

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    I depend on my mac for apps and music, as i like older versions of sone apps, and some of my music is from youtube ;)
     
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    james1758

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    This, unless im missing something my icloud only syncs camera roll? :)
     
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    Apple fanboy

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    Photo Stream (if you have a Mac).
     
  7. macrumors regular

    iphone X

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    when im charging my phone at night and im using my mac i do wifi sync.
     
  8. macrumors 68030

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    Others say photo stream, myself I say Dropbox. It includes videos, which photo stream doesn't.
     
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    xraydoc

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    Wifi sync for some reason never works for me, despite being all-Apple (iMac, Airport, etc.). So whenever I want a new movie on my phone, I'll have to sync it via USB. Otherwise, iCloud does the rest.
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    I've sold my MBA for 2 weeks (to buy another laptop) and realised that I could live without laptop just fine. My iPad Mini and iPhone 5 doesn't need sync. iPad is a good laptop replacement (my dad is a businessman and I've never seen him using laptop lol, just Galaxy Tab and iPad) if you're not a heavy user (hardcore gaming, office, photoshop, coding etc.) It lacks an USB port, mouse and printing support though.
     
  12. macrumors 601

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    I have a 64GB device that's quite full and wired backups are much faster.
     
  13. macrumors 6502a

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    I don't use iCloud save for Contacts so I do everything the old fashioned way.
     

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