Share an iPhone - backup enough?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by askywalker, May 16, 2010.

  1. askywalker macrumors regular

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    I am leaving the country for a bit, and want to lend my phone to someone. Is it simple to backup my phone and restore it when I get it back? Is there a way to copy the backup (say to a USB or something) in case I have a different computer when I get it back ?
     
  2. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    backup is sufficient enough, you can copy backups to usb drive, depends on your OS depends where the location of the backup will be:

    Windows: %appdata%\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup
    Mac: /Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup
     
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    As long as you realize the backup doesn’t contain your media (pics, music, video, etc).
     
  4. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    it does remember the last sync options though and since the OP isn't moving computers during the whole thing it's not an issue
     
  5. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    He talked about having a different computer, so I’m making sure he knows his media is not in the backup. Some people think it is.
     

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