iPhone XS Max How to backup iPhone once iTunes goes away?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jpiszcz, Jun 1, 2019.

  1. jpiszcz macrumors 6502

    Mar 28, 2010
    Is Apple going to force us to buy iCloud storage to backup our iDevices or will there be an iTunes component that remains for local backup?
  2. decafjava macrumors 68030


    Feb 7, 2011
    Wow almost no-one read the article here or the 9 to 5 Mac article it quotes:


    From the second:

    I'm betting backups will still be possible.
  3. jpiszcz thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 28, 2010
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Somehow there will be another way of making and keeping a hard backup.

    I do not want to trust only the cloud to keep my data.

    It might be a deal breaker for me but betting there will always be a way to do hard local backups.
  5. Lyn2012 macrumors 6502

    Dec 26, 2007
    As long as they continue to allow local syncing of Contacts and Calendars I’ll be fine. If they don’t, then I won’t be updating anything until they do. Sound familiar … it happened a few years ago when Apple removed local syncing of info (Mavericks I think it was) and I just waited until they reinstated it the following year. I choose not to use any cloud storage whatsoever, whether it be for backup or syncing purposes.
  6. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Keep in mind that Apple will also have to replace the Windows version of iTunes with compatible Windows apps. The new Music app will likely replace most of what iTunes does with playlists, syncing to iPods, and backups.
  7. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    I would think not! It would be stupid of Apple to shut out PC users. If they make it any harder for me to manage my music library on my iPhone, I'll probably just switch to Android.
  8. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    Use iMazing app to backup your iOS devices. Works much better than iTunes ever has, not to mention you can do so much more with the app. Backups are free with the paid app.

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