How to keep iPod from backing itself up everytime it's plugged in to the computer?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by LeighAnna Jones, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. LeighAnna Jones macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2010
    Really. It was ok at first, but now it's just annoying as it takes 30 minutes to back up.
    I also use an old desktop so it's really slow.

    If you didn't read the title; my problem is that my iPod will back up itself every time I plug it in the computer

    Can anyone tell me how to disable this? I dread plugging it in to the computer and I dread getting new apps because I know that it will take nearly an hour before I can get the job done.

    Just PLEASE. Help.
  2. McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
    In the preferences in iTunes check the devices - iPod to not sync automatically when it is connected
  3. LeighAnna Jones thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2010
  4. viperGTS macrumors 68000

    Nov 15, 2010
    There is also a "widget" called "Backoff for iTunes" which allows you to sync without backing up, making your syncs faster.
  5. bookwormsy macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2010
    you dont have to back it up every time. when syncing, if you click that little "x" in the status bar where it has the progress bar when it says backing up, it will skip the backup and proceed to the other stuff
  6. Aldrich macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2011

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