whats this?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by justan, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. justan macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2008
    #1
    so im not a complete noob on technical stuff, im actually really into it. BUT...whenever i connect my new touch it says "sync in progress" when i have nothing to sync and it says backing up. What is this? Thanks,

    Justan
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

    jmann

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2007
    Location:
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    #2
    it saves things like app icon locations, transfering play counts, new saved photos etc.
     
  3. justan thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2008
  4. iOwnxD macrumors member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    #4
    and every time you connect your iPod it backs all the files up.
     
  5. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

    sjleworthy

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Location:
    Penarth, Wales, UK
    #5

    it does? mine doesn't. (not in that short time)

    i presumed the syncing it does when you plug in (whether you're manually syncing or not) is as jmann4489 says, just a general status sync.
     
  6. iOwnxD macrumors member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    #6
    doesn't it says backing up your iPod?
     
  7. bndoarn macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2008
    #7
    it doesn't back up all the files. it just backs up small things like settings, app locations, bookmarks, calendar events, etc. this is so that if you ever have to restore your iPod, you can put the backup on your iPod when you're done so that the settings and app location and all that stay the same without you having to manually do it all over again.
     
  8. pilotrtc macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    #8
    Auto Syncing

    Under Preferences > Devices, you'll see a checkbox for "Disable automatic syncing for iPhones and iPods" which will stop the auto syncing which I personally find annoying. You just have to manually sync it if you update stuff constantly.
     

Share This Page