Is there any way to turn off backing up my iphone during sync?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by havenhamilton, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. havenhamilton macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2005
    in options under syncing i cant find anything to stop it from backing everything up. i dont mind it doing my calenders, music and everything else but the backup takes forever. is there any way to turn it off?
  2. OS X Dude macrumors 6502a

    OS X Dude

    Jun 30, 2007
    When you connect your iPhone can you see any options for auto-backup under the graphic of the iPhone?
  3. suzuki16 macrumors newbie


    Jul 11, 2008
    How to stop the iPhone Auto Backup

    There isn't a way to turn off the Auto Backup every time. You can choose to turn off auto syncing in the iTunes preferences, which turns of syncing and backup. But you're probably like me and just want to stop the back up that takes 30+ minutes every time and only want to sync.

    So the best way to stop the back up is when you plug your iphone into your computer and you see the status bar at the top of itunes say "Backing up iPhone" click the little "x" to the right to stop the process. It will stop the back up and then continue normally with just the syncing.

    I hope this helps as it was quite annoying to me as well. Hopefully Apple will come out with some settings within iTunes that allow you to choose when you want to backup, like maybe once every 3, 5, or 7 days or manually.

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