iPhone 5 not syncing with iTunes

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by asher86, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have a problem connecting my iPhone with iTunes. I am running iTunes 10.6.3 and it is telling me I need iTunes 7. I have downloaded iTunes 7 but it won't install on my mac as I am running 10.5.8. Apparently I would need OSX 10.6 or above to install iTunes 7.

    The problem is that I have a power-pc mac and I don't think snow leopard would install on my machine. What can I do to resolve this (apart from buying a new mac obviously!)? Surely Apple doesn't expect all iPhone 5 owners to buy an intel mac to connect their phones to iTunes? that would be ridiculous. How can I get round this so I can sync my phone and backup my data? Any help appreciated.

    Thanks
     
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    From A Buick 8

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    can you not sync through icloud?
     
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    I believe the specs say that syncing with iTunes requires OS X 10.6.

    From Apple's iPhone specifications on the website:
    Syncing with iTunes on a Mac or PC requires:
    Mac: OS X v10.6.8 or later
    PC: Windows 7; Windows Vista; or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later
    iTunes 10.7 or later
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have an iCoud account set up but I'm not really sure how it works. How do I select the data I want to back up?
     
  6. macrumors 65816

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    I believe if you go to Settings --> iCloud you can specify which data you want to be synced with iCloud.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So is iCLoud the only way of backing up my data then? And what about apps and music, are they backed up too?
     
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    From A Buick 8

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    Apps yes, photos, yes but you may fill up the free 5 gigs fast. for music i am not sure, but you may need to go with itunes match.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just had a look at the icloud help website, it says Your purchased music, apps, books, and TV shows, as well as your Photo Stream, don’t count against the 5 GB of free storage. So if I have say, 10Gb of apps, they won't take up any of that 5Gb?
     
  10. macrumors 603

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    App data is backed up, as well as documents and camera roll. For music, only iTunes-purchased (unless you have iTunes Match.)
     
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    From A Buick 8

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    That is good to know, i started to use iCloud to sync on my 4, but i started to get a note from apple telling me i was about to fill up my 5 gigs.
     

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