Switched to iCloud Backup - Can I Delete iTunes Backup?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by PTVMan, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. PTVMan macrumors 6502a

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    Just yesterday I purchased additional iCloud storage and switched to backing up my iPhone 5 to iCloud. Can I now delete the backup in iTunes?
     
  2. davidra macrumors 6502

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    You can. Personally I keep an extra backup on iTunes which I do intermittently when I connect to the computer. Never can tell with the cloud, and backing up via iTunes is much faster. I believe in redundancy of systems.
     
  3. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    Whole heartedly agree with this approach. It is your best solution for dealing with potential restoration problems going forward.
     
  4. erichess22 macrumors regular

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    Yup. Everything backed up on iTunes is also backed up on iCloud. It is backed up every time you have your phone sleeping on a wifi network.
     

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