Wi-Fi sync not backing up?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Dimwhit, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

    Dimwhit

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    I have Wi-Fi sync working great and as intended. But I've noticed that whenever it syncs, it doesn't actually backup. I have to manually right-click on the phone in iTunes and select Back Up.

    Is that normal? Anyone else having this issue? Not sure if this is a bug or a feature.
     
  2. mbhforum macrumors 6502

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    If you are backing up via iCloud, the Wifi Sync won't backup your data, only sync our music, apps, etc. You cannot backup to the iCloud AND via Wifi locally, it's one or the other.
     
  3. Dimwhit thread starter macrumors 68000

    Dimwhit

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    I'm not using iCloud at all. It's all going through iTunes on my iMac. But it's not backing up with Wi-Fi Sync.
     
  4. Scott-n-Houston macrumors 6502a

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    Sync and backup have become 2 seperate functions. Sync is now just 'sync'. And backup is backup.

    If you sync wirelessly, it just syncs. Same is true when wired I believe.

    To backup, right click and backup.
     
  5. Dimwhit thread starter macrumors 68000

    Dimwhit

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    I guess that's what I needed to know. Thanks.

    It would be nice, then, if it would ALSO automatically backup periodically.
     
  6. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    That's not true. Whenever I sync wirelessly or with a wired connection both my iPhone and iPad are backed up first.
     

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