Backup to iTunes iPhone 8

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Rich74, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. Rich74 macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    Macbook Pro, iTunes 12.7, iPhone 8.

    When I plug the phone into iTunes, it no longer syncs / backs-up automatically like it used to. I have to manually click the button.

    When I plug in my iPad Pro or iPod Touch, both of these sync and back up automatically.

    What have I done to cause this?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Shirasaki macrumors G3

    Shirasaki

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    You can blame iTunes 12.7 for this cause it rips off backup and restore feature of iOS devices to a bare bone level. There is a thread on forum criticizing and asking questions related to iTunes 12.7.
    I don’t know why your iPad can be auto backed up though. Are they on iOS 11 as well?
     
  3. Rich74 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes indeed, all three devices are now on 11.1.

    Weird isn't it - either all of them should behave the same way or none of them - that's why I thought I was missing a setting on the iPhone 8.
     
  4. Shirasaki macrumors G3

    Shirasaki

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    iPhone 8 is the latest. I doubt this could be the reason. I believe your iPads are not the latest in terms of product release date. Or, if you can, check iTunes device backup setting. In old version of iTunes there is a setting that allows you to periodically backup each time you are connecting device to your computer. Idk the new version but I assume it does not have that option, meaning it is impossible for new device to set local backup, a huge oversight, arrogance and ignorance from Apple.
     
  5. Rich74 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, you're probably correct about iTunes maybe they'll bring it back in version 13...
     

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