Do you still need to sync your iPhone to iTunes?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by digitalove, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. digitalove macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2012
    I noticed I don't require to sync my phone to iTunes anymore.

    Updates are OTA.
    For the music I use Spotify so I don't need to sync.
    iCloud keep your Contacts, Calendar, Mail, Notes and so on sync via internet.

    I like the fact I don't need to sync anymore, it's just a complication imo. I can consider my phone a single device that doesn't need a mac or something.

    Do you also stopped with sync? Or you need it, if so why?
  2. Mrbobb, Jun 16, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2013

    Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012

    If Spotify satisfies your needs, cool bro.

    My iTunes library is my high-quality, direct rips from CDs, then there are podcasts, then there are radio shows that my box records daily and place them in the iTunes library, so when I come home at night, it's all there and ready to be transferred to the phone. I do WIFI sync, so I suppose that's OTA too. My contacts/calendar blah-blah is iCloud-based because I want them instant.
  3. Amplelink macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2012
  4. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

    aPple nErd

    Feb 12, 2012
    Jailbreaks/IOS Hacks
    I depend on my mac for apps and music, as i like older versions of sone apps, and some of my music is from youtube ;)
  5. james1758 macrumors regular


    May 26, 2013
    This, unless im missing something my icloud only syncs camera roll? :)
  6. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    Photo Stream (if you have a Mac).
  7. iphone X macrumors regular

    iphone X

    May 30, 2011
    when im charging my phone at night and im using my mac i do wifi sync.
  8. hafr macrumors 68030

    Sep 21, 2011
    Others say photo stream, myself I say Dropbox. It includes videos, which photo stream doesn't.
  9. hamiltonDSi macrumors 68000


    Jul 29, 2012
  10. xraydoc macrumors 604


    Oct 9, 2005
    Wifi sync for some reason never works for me, despite being all-Apple (iMac, Airport, etc.). So whenever I want a new movie on my phone, I'll have to sync it via USB. Otherwise, iCloud does the rest.
  11. iAndyPham macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2013
    I've sold my MBA for 2 weeks (to buy another laptop) and realised that I could live without laptop just fine. My iPad Mini and iPhone 5 doesn't need sync. iPad is a good laptop replacement (my dad is a businessman and I've never seen him using laptop lol, just Galaxy Tab and iPad) if you're not a heavy user (hardcore gaming, office, photoshop, coding etc.) It lacks an USB port, mouse and printing support though.
  12. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    I have a 64GB device that's quite full and wired backups are much faster.
  13. ValerieDurden macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2010
    Philadelphia, PA, USA
    I don't use iCloud save for Contacts so I do everything the old fashioned way.

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