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

    Sep 20, 2012
    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

    Oct 12, 2011
    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


    Mar 6, 2009
    Atlanta, GA USA
    Whole heartedly agree with this approach. It is your best solution for dealing with potential restoration problems going forward.
  4. erichess22 macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2013
    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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