Can someone please help me with this situation - I successfully backed up my iPhone 4 to the iCloud and then deleted all my apps and backup to save space on my Air. I realize that nothing is syncing to my iCal, notes and contacts because I am still on Snow Leopard. So last night I connected back to my Air with the intention of just syncing my data between my iPhone and Air; however iTunes asks if I want to transfer my apps back or lose them off the iPhone. I accepted to transfer them back and noticed iTunes erased almost all of my apps off my phone causing me to lose all my data as well. The only thing I did differently before allowing the iTunes to complete the sync was choosing to sync to iCloud and do an encrypted backup in iTunes (checked both boxes). I started downloading all my missing apps through the iTunes store, but I had to do a restore from my iPhone using iCloud to get all my settings and data back. So what do I need to do the next time I connect my iPhone to my Air so that I do not lose all my apps and data? Should I delete my local backup on my Air and uncheck the encrypted backup option? Should I just leave backup to iCloud checked and again allow iTunes to transfer all my apps from my iPhone? I just want to be able to cleanly sync to iCloud and my Air without losing anything. Sorry for the long post but I figured I need to be as specific as possible so someone could help.