Is it possible to exclude Application Data from Backup so it goes faster?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by NiroshanMan, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. NiroshanMan macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2007
    Really the only thing i want backed up are my texts, i can take the time recongfigure other stuff. The pain is that i have tons of apps and they have to be backedup eachtime, i don't care for application back up data, is there anyway around this? Or is there any way i can just save my texts?
  2. Excellerator macrumors 6502a

    Aug 3, 2008
    Not that I know of. I wish you could. It doesn't need to backup the apps and music/video, I already have those on my computer. All I want backed up are my contacts, bookmarks, voice mails and application data. I wish you have a checkbox somewhere to select what to backup.
  3. NiroshanMan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2007
    yea definitely, its a major pain in the ass
  4. Scooterman1 macrumors 6502a


    May 15, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    I am at the point that I don't like to perform a Sync, at all, because of the VERY long backup time. Apple really needs to address this.
  5. DreamPod macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2008
    ...but you don't have the data from those on your computer. That's what it's backing up - you don't want to lose a saved game or to-do list changes or stuff, that's the whole point of the "backing up" step.

    You realize you can hit the X and cancel the backup, right? If you haven't saved any data within any Apps since last backup, you can skip that step and it'll go on to finish syncing.

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