How can I prevent iTunes 8 from "backing up" my ipod?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by bic, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. bic macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2009
    Hello everyone! I've got an iPod touch 2nd gen, using a PowerBook G4 running 10.4.11 with iTunes 8.0.2.

    Ever since I got iTunes 8, it keeps "backing up" my iPod when I plug it in. I don't need or want it to do this, it shuts me out of iTunes control (I can't pause whatever was playing, etc. really annoying!).

    Is there any option for iTunes to not back up my iPod? I manage my music manually and have all the auto sync stuff turned off.
  2. Galley macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2008
    You can cancel the sync by clicking the "x" in the status bar.
  3. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000


    Jun 9, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    I don't think he wants to cancel the sync, just the backing up. There's no way to do this, as far as I know. :eek:
  4. tylertech macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2008
    At least on the iPhone, when you press the "x" during backup, it cancels backup and continues with the Sync. I'm assuming this is the same with the iPod Touch.
  5. iParis macrumors 68040


    Jul 29, 2008
    New Mexico
    You should be able to still navigate through iTunes while it's doing this.

    Anyways... just press the "x" at the top or on your iPod you can cancel it while backing up by sliding the cancel thing when it's backing up.

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