iOS 5 syncing differences?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by zorinlynx, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. zorinlynx macrumors 601

    zorinlynx

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    #1
    With all the talk of the Cloud and all, I was wondering if there are any major differences in the way sync works with iOS 5 versus 4.

    Is usage of the "cloud" optional? Will I still be able to add and remove what playlists and such get synced to the phone with iTunes? What about apps and photos and such?

    I don't really trust the cloud too much, so I still want to have a full backup of everything on the phone on the computer. Call me old-school; that's how I feel. :)
     
  2. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    #2
    The cloud is optional. Everything works the same way it does in iOS 4.
     
  3. sparkstsa macrumors regular

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    #3
    ...or leave icloud off and sync via Wifi sync :D
     
  4. zorinlynx thread starter macrumors 601

    zorinlynx

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    Does this mean that iCloud can be completely turned off and not used at all in any way?

    I realize that iCloud is probably useful, but I don't want to *depend* on it. I want it to be in *addition* to what I do now.
     
  5. ZBoater macrumors G3

    ZBoater

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    #5
    iCloud is optional. Wifi sync was long overdue and it works great. I have it working on my iPad 2 with iOS5 and iTunes beta. I can finally sync from bed!

    My life is complete. Siri, turn the lights off please....
     

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