Setting to stop iOS backups

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by qtrim, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. qtrim macrumors regular

    qtrim

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    I seem to recall seeing once a hack, or setting, that you could switch on to make iTunes NOT backup your iOS devices, just sync them. Does anyone recall what that was or know how to set that? I'm on the latest iTunes and OSX 10.8.4.

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  2. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

    Zmanbaseball2

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    Settings> icloud> storage and back up> turn on or off


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  3. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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  4. Bear macrumors G3

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    So for those who are curious, why do you not want to back up your iOS device? For a 64GB device, the backups I've seen run between 130MB and 250MB. not much space at all.
     
  5. qtrim thread starter macrumors regular

    qtrim

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    I have a 128GB drive in my Macbook. I have a couple of apps with large data files in them. My iPad backups run 30-40GB. That's why I want to skip it.
     
  6. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    IIRC, backups now overwrite each other with the newest dated backup, saving only one. Multiple backups aren't saved as previously, unless you make a manual effort to move the files elsewhere.
     

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