Auto backup to iTunes using iTunes Wi-Fi sync?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sultanoflondon, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. sultanoflondon macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2013
    Hi all,

    I was wondering whether it would be possible for iTunes to automatically backup my iPhone 6s when it is within the vicinity? For example, if the iPhone is close to the computer, iTunes automatically backs up the iPhone, say every one hour or so? If the iPhone is not local to the computer or is not on the same Wi-Fi network, then obviously this scenario won't work, but the iPhone is usually local to the computer and also almost always on the same Wi-Fi network.

  2. cynics, Nov 28, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2015

    cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    To the best of my knowledge you can get one or the other. An automatic wireless back up to iCloud and/or a manual wireless backup to iTunes.

    EDIT: If you goto iTunes > preferences > devices there is a check box to prevent automatic backups. I'm not sure if this will help you or not, you might want to experiment with it until someone else chimes in.
  3. gixxerfool macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2008
    When you plug it in to the computer, there is a check box to back up. Then it will back up when plugged in to charge, asleep, and on the same wi-fi network. This will only work if the computer is awake and your iTunes account is active. You can set your computer to automatically open iTunes on log in for you if it's a shared machine. Now if you're looking to do timed back ups, you MAY be able to write a script to have iTunes perform a wireless backup every hour. That's beyond me though.
  4. adamhenry macrumors 65816


    Jan 1, 2015
    On the Beach
    I've seen a lot of complaints here regarding the poor functioning of the auto backup to iTunes.
  5. maxsix Suspended


    Jun 28, 2015
    Western Hemisphere
    iTunes is the cash cow Apple works feverishly to keep relevant. Living in a wireless world, yet having to walk back to the dark ages of cables tethering iPhones, iPads and iPods to the mothership (Mac Computer) is a very crude dated system only Apple could get away with using.

    Some of us refuse to use this antique system, it's very refreshing to know that although frowned upon, it's no longer the only game in town.

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