Do you back up your apps in iTunes

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by i0Nic, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. i0Nic macrumors 65816

    May 17, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    Hey guys,

    I've always had all my iOS apps in iTunes, but these days with iCloud I'm thinking there's little reason to keep all my apps and device backups on my computer as they simply take up unnecessary space on my storage-light Macbook Air.

    So I was thinking to simply delete them all and not back my apps to iTunes. What do you guys do?
  2. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    I keep them in iTunes on my Mac...I don't use the Cloud...Just prefer things that way.
  3. verwon macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2011
  4. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    I should have mentioned that I also have a copy of my entire library on my NAS so...Call me paranoid...:)
  5. Pravda macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2008
    I have my iPad and iPhone backed up to the iCloud only. I just don't see a reason anymore to sync with my computer. I have a feeling the Apple servers that hold my back up data is more reliable than my MBPro or MacMini.
  6. monkeylui macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2011
    A Galaxy far, far away
    They are stored in the cloud whether you want them or not. That's why when you got to the purchased section of the store you see the little cloud icon.

    That being said, I don't have them on my computer anymore. Just don't need to waste the space. If I want to re-download an app, like I said, that's what the iTunes store purchased section is for.
  7. Bathplug macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2010
    I keep them in iTunes because I like to check if any have been updated with some nice features that might interest me to reinstall some apps again.
  8. waynep macrumors 6502

    Dec 31, 2009
    Yes I keep them in iTunes. I also sync my iPad with iTunes. I also like iTunes to be the "central" location for all things on my iPad and iPod. I have plenty of disk space in my MBP so that's not a problem.
  9. elmo151 Guest

    Jul 3, 2007
    moved onto the cloud which seems to becoming the norm for almost every well designer app and program
  10. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816


    Oct 7, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    I do both as you just never know what may happen.
    I like the cloud but I don't trust it yet.
  11. fruitycups macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2011
  12. dancj macrumors 6502


    Mar 15, 2012
    iCloud only keeps a backup of apps that are still in the app store. iTunes backup keeps everything - so that's the way for me.
  13. DS3 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 7, 2011
    I didn't know you had a choice, I thought it deleted them from our device if you didn't. Guess they changed that with the cloud stuf.

    I do liked getting update notices on uninstalled apps, but I'll probably delete/disable that now.

    Glad I had my local copy of iMame for getting it on the 3 though.
  14. tommot82 macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2010
    Paranoid! :)

    I also have an offsite backup which I rotate twice a month!! Oh and... No I'm not super anal about my iOS apps, I backup all my media in the same way.
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    Mar 30, 2012
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