OK to delete iTunes backup if syncing to iCloud?

DaveTheRave

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I recently increased my iCloud storage space so everything is backed up. Since I'm doing this do I really need to have a backup on iTunes? Should I delete the older iTunes backup?
 

Gav2k

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I recently increased my iCloud storage space so everything is backed up. Since I'm doing this do I really need to have a backup on iTunes? Should I delete the older iTunes backup?
Yes you could just remember local backups can be handy if say you wanted to look back at a deleted text message.
 

maflynn

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I wouldn't. I think having there is a nice safety net, just in case there's an issue trying to restore from the iCloud.
 

Vanilla Face

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I agree with Mike. I won't keep multiple iTunes backups, but I back up periodically to iTunes in addition to my iCloud backup and remove the previous backup when I do.