iTunes doesn't back up my iPhone 4 automatically

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by shmootz, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. shmootz macrumors newbie

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    I think I may have used a terminal script on my mac a while ago to turn off automatic backups on my old iPod, and I found a script that is supposed to reactivate it, however doing so doesn't seem to automatically backed up my phone. I discovered this problem when I restored my iPhone yesterday, and there was no saved backup!

    Also, I have now set up my phone as I wish, so I right clicked on my phone in iTunes and select Backup (in order to make a manual backup), however, the backup takes only 2 seconds.... I fail to see how it backed up my whole phone in this time.

    UPDATE: I just called Apple tech support and the guy told me that a) iTunes does not make automatic backups anymore and b) the reason backups are taking 2 seconds is because most of my data is from apps, and app data (i.e. high scores, etc) doesn't get backed up in iTunes. Is ANY of this info correct? I believed that iTunes did backup app data...
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That doesnt make any sense.
    I think you got a misinformed tech on the phone.
    Sounds like that script/hack you installed is still causing problems with the itunes backup feature.
     
  3. shmootz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Great :(. Calling again... any ideas of how to fix?
     
  4. rhazz macrumors newbie

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  5. shmootz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just thinking, any way to back up individual elements of my phone without JB? I.e messages, folder data, etc and then put them back after?

    Wish there was a solution to my original problems!
     
  6. shmootz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Did another manual backup. Took 15 seconds for 7.31gb to be backed up (out of the max 14.01gb on my iPhone 4 16gb).

    Is this normal yet or should I still be concerned?
     

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