How do I make it so that the iPhone backup does not backup the pictures in the camera

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  1. Flac, Jan 30, 2015
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    Flac macrumors regular

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    There are too many pictures in the camera to warrant a backup...
    I would like to back those up separately by uploading it on OneDrive manually myself or on iPhoto.

    How can you locate where your backup is stored and then move it to an external drive so that you can access it from there?
     
  2. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Use Image Capture to import into iPhoto and delete the camera roll before you back it up.
     
  3. MaskedCarrot macrumors regular

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    Setting / iCloud / storage / manage storage

    Then click on the backup for your phone and deselect photo library.

    That should do it. You can also deselect other things you don't wish to backup.
     
  4. Flac thread starter macrumors regular

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    So if I import it into iPhoto and delete it, the next time I back up, as the old back up is updated, will it delete the pictures in the old backup to reflect the new backup?
     
  5. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    This means you're backing up via iTunes. Yes, very easy to do. Just import into iPhoto and use Image Capture to delete the camera roll, then back it up in iTunes. There won't be any pics in the new backup because you will have already deleted them.

    Alternatively, if you want to back up via iCloud follow the post above.
     
  6. Flac thread starter macrumors regular

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    If you back up through iCloud, can anyone using the same Apple account access your backup?
     
  7. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Yes. One reason why AppleIDs should not be shared.
     
  8. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    If you are sharing the same Apple ID with others for App Store purchases, you can still establish a separate ID for iCloud purposes if you want to keep your backups private.
     
  9. Flac thread starter macrumors regular

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    How can you do that?
     
  10. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    In Settings, use the shared Apple ID in iTunes and App Store and a different ID in iCloud.
     
  11. Flac thread starter macrumors regular

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    I noticed that you can put a password on your backup. Does that mean that they won't be able to access your backup if they don't know your password even if they share the same iCloud?
     
  12. McDaddio macrumors 6502a

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    why would you share an iCloud account? They are free.
     

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