IPhone full backup

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Kenc1103, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. Kenc1103 macrumors member

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    Is there a free software for Mac that I can use to make a full backup of my iPhone as the iTunes backup does not backup MP3s and ringtones not purchased from the App Store?
    The reason I am asking is that I have to unlock my wife's iPhone 5s, in order to do so I have to backup/restore from iTunes. Last time I did that for her iPhone 4s I had to manually put all the MP3s and ringtones not purchased from App Store back which is a big hassle.
     
  2. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    Itunes backs up everything for me?

    are you sure you have your settings correct?
     
  3. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    This. I think backups are literally everything.
     
  4. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    If you do an iTunes encrypted back-up, it backs up literally every file on the device. Additionally, that is also the only way to backup health data via iTunes.
     
  5. joeblow7777 macrumors 68040

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    I've used iTunes backup to transfer my content across three iPhone over the years. It always transfers everything.
     
  6. EDH667 macrumors 6502a

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    You do not have to do the backup/restore anymore after the unlock. Just insert another provider SIM while plugged into iTunes and that should suffice.
     
  7. Kenc1103 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the info. Wonder why at&t still providing with the old instructions.
     
  8. wongster macrumors regular

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    you don't even need to have it plugged into iTunes.

    if you want to test it out just insert another providers sim card. once i got the at&t email, i tried my friends verizon sim and it worked.
     
  9. Kenc1103 thread starter macrumors member

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    Really? at&t should stop telling people to do the backup/restore steps then.
     
  10. wongster macrumors regular

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    probably gives people the piece of mind that it's unlocked and once you plug it into iTunes and do a restore, it shows an official unlocked message. i didn't need to see that message because i did the unlock request for my 5 and plugged in a different sim card and that worked for me so didn't do it with my 6 either.
     

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