Are subsequent backups to iTunes incremental?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by oYx, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. oYx macrumors regular

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    Apparently, subsequent iCloud backups are incremental. Just wondering if subsequent backups to iTunes are the same? Or does it do full backups every time?
     
  2. 3bs macrumors 603

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    I'd also like to know. Does anyone have an answer?
     
  3. FSMBP, Dec 29, 2011
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    No, they are full back-ups.

    Edit:
    Actually, not 100% sure anymore. On my iCloud back-ups, it has been saying 58MB as the latest back-up size (it backs-up everyday & I haven't changed/added anything in my iPhone in the past 3 days) - so it appears it isn't incremental but I don't have definitive proof.
     
  4. oYx thread starter macrumors regular

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    Found out for myself. Subsequent backups (for each iOS version) are incremental. First backup to iTunes took a while, but the subsequent one took seconds. It's the same for both USB or WiFi backup.
     

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