iPhone + iTunes = Annoying

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by acfusion29, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

    acfusion29

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    Is there ANY ****ing way to prevent iTunes from "Backing up" my iPhone every time I sync? If it were to do it once a day, then that'd be cool...

    Sorry but this is really pissing me off. I'll be rushing and want to sync my newest songs, oh but no... iTunes wants to do a backup.

    I've searched google to no avail.
     
  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Just click the 'x' to cancel the backup when it starts.
     
  3. co.ag.2005 macrumors 65816

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    but then it won't sync his songs, will it?

    edit: ah, the 'x' at the top of the iTunes display? haven't tried that yet...
     
  4. RandallMorgan macrumors newbie

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    Clicking the "x" during backup will cancel the backup but not the sync.
     
  5. co.ag.2005 macrumors 65816

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  6. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Exactly, it has to be the one up at the top, where the track timeline usually is when you're playing songs.
     
  7. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    Can't you go into Preferences>Devices>Disable Automatic Syncing
     
  8. jmann macrumors 604

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    He's talking about the actual "backing up" not the whole sync process. He doesn't like the fact that iTunes wants to backup the phone every time it is connected, which is overkill in my opinion.
     
  9. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    I'd just turn off automatic syncing and then handle it manually.
     
  11. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    Well I know that on a PC you can right click on the iPhone picture/name on the side bar above where the playlists are listed and click on sync. That will only sync it and that's all.
     
  12. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

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    That would cancel the entire sync.

    Hit the "x" when it's backing up as others have said, then hit the sync button. Not perfect but a solution.
     
  13. acfusion29 thread starter macrumors 68040

    acfusion29

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    Alright thanks guys, I guess I'll hit the 'x' lol, even though I shouldn't have to. There should be an option in preferences.

    I do have automatic syncing off, as soon as I click sync though the first thing it starts doing is backing up.
     
  14. arykmax macrumors regular

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    Clicking the X is the only way around it I have found. You are right, it can be quite annoying when you are in a hurry.

    I have a related question.

    Sometimes when i plug in my iPhone, iTunes automatically goes into syncing even with me having autosyncs turned off. It doesn't happen all of the time but it seems like when it does, iTunes always stops responding and the iPhone hangs on the sync in progress screen. Does iTunes have something setup where it will automatically continue a sync the next time you connect if you cancel in the middle of one? That is the only thing I can think of that would cause this.
     
  15. DHarrisDBS34 macrumors regular

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    http://www.eidac.de/?p=50

    Use this. It works the best. It won't scrap your current backup file like clicking the X does.
     
  16. fleshman03 macrumors 68000

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    Go to iTunes and preferences.

    Then you'll get the window in the picture. Check disable automatic syncing.

    I'd suggest once a week doing a back up. To do that, right click on your iPhone in the left pane. Just click backup.

    Hope that helps...
     

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