Sync and Backup....What is the Difference?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Boxheed, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. Boxheed macrumors member

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    Hey now! Quick question......I'm new to this iPhone stuff and I'm curious, what is the difference EXACTLY between a sync and a backup? My iPhone automatically syncs everytime I plug it into the PC. But I notice if I right click on my iPhone icon under devices in iTunes there is a Backup option. My phone is jailbroken and I'm thinking about upating to 2.2.1 and I don't want to lose any apps, contacts, info, etc. Please SPECIFICALLY tell me as if you were talking to a six year old! Thanks!
     
  2. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    Give daddy the iPhone so I can do it...
     
  3. Sirobin macrumors 6502

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    Hahahaha. Anyway, syncing transfers music and stuff to your phone, backup creates a copy of everything on the iPhone, that can be transfered back should everything be erased on your phone.
     
  4. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    Close. Backup backs MOST things up from the iPhone to your machine. It won't backup JB apps, emails or media files such as mp3's or videos. :)
     

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