With iCloud is there any reason to sync to your computer anymore?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by applefan289, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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    I was thinking that if I buy an app on my iPhone, it will show up on my computer, etc. Will there be any need to sync?
     
  2. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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    i guess if you're using iTunes match, no. Otherwise you will for music.
     
  3. ringwormcletus macrumors newbie

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    I still do just in case Apple pulls an app that I use and also to backup my contacts, calendars, etc. locally. Just in case iCloud decides to eat anything. I like cloud syncing, but don't feel safe unless I have a local backup.
     
  4. donnaw macrumors 65816

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    Considering that you can redownload apps and if you opt into iTunes match, maybe not. But since iCloud is new and we don't know how well restore will work I think I'll keep a backup on my pc. In fact, I'm so OCD about it I also keep a backup of my pc backup on an external hard drive. I probably won't backup to my pc very often though.

    For me, iCloud backups and restore is the best part of IOS5
     
  5. xmaseve macrumors regular

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    Yes, to back-up/import your movies into iPhoto. Unless there is another way to do this that I haven't seen/found...:confused:
     
  6. ringwormcletus macrumors newbie

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    I've been using sync to iCloud on my 4S and iPad. Works great. I charge my devices overnight and don't think twice about it. I love the way it syncs in the background. I also will be syncing to iTunes at least weekly to have a local backup, just in case iCloud is unavailable or fries my data. And until they figure out something for my ripped DVD collection, I will continue this OCD method.
     
  7. Yumunum macrumors 65816

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    Wait, don't you have to sync to the computer if you want to sync photos?
     

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