Disable Auto-Backup on Sync

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by cjoshuav, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. cjoshuav macrumors member

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    I found exactly what I needed here (since I'm running Vista, I had to scroll through the comments).

    Disabling Auto-Backup on a PC

    Disablling Auto-Backup on a Mac

    I do think it's silly that I had to edit the iTunesPrefs.xml manually for this. Why can't Apple do things like put a check-box in "Preferences" for disabling auto-backups? While we're at it, why can't they let me specify a backup location?

    Obviously this won't solve the problem of absurdly slow backups for those of us who run a lot of apps; but at least it will allow us to sync without too much pain in the interim.

    Joshua
     
  2. eftrix macrumors member

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    well the only way that you can disable the backups is to x it off when it starts , because if you do, then it will carry on with the rest if the sync!! Good look!
     
  3. cjoshuav thread starter macrumors member

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    Nope, making the changes to the iTunesPrefs.xml worked perfectly. Now when I connect the iPhone syncs without even attempting a backup.

    Joshua
     
  4. powermixx macrumors member

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    Does disabling the backup prevent any new App purchases from being backed up?
     
  5. cjoshuav thread starter macrumors member

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    If you downloaded them to the phone first, I would assume so. You can resolve this, however, by right-clicking on the phone in iTunes and selecting "Transfer Purchases."

    -Joshua
     
  6. powermixx macrumors member

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    Nice! I now remember seeing that option...kewl :) Thanks!
     
  7. 0wen macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the links. Will disabling the Auto-Backup cause any side effects or other oddities to creep up later?
     

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