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MacMost Now 905: Managing Your iOS Backups
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Well, you can just plug it in, then choose Back Up Now from the summary page instead of Sync.
I'm new to your site, but your tutorials are very useful.
Thanks again Lar, always learning new things by you, keep up the good things.
I mean Gary .... sorry. (Was busy with my Canadian cousin!)
I still don't understand the difference between a backup and a sync.
Sync will synchronize data between various apps on your Mac and device -- like Photos, music, etc. Backup takes all of the data it needs from your iPhone and stores it so you can restore the iPhone if needed. So backup may take data from an app that wouldn't "sync" to anything on your Mac or PC.
So sync = synchronize data between matching apps.
Backup = copy all data from all apps for use in a restore.
"So backup may take data from an app that wouldn’t “sync” to anything on your Mac or PC.
I just can't grasp the meaning of that sentence.
An example, then. Look at two apps. The first is the pre-installed Contacts app from Apple. The second is a drawing list app from another company. Let's call that ABCDraw.
When you sync, the data in Contacts is synced with the data in your Mac version of Contacts. They are now "in sync" as all data is the same in both.
The ABCDraw app doesn't have an equivalent version on your computer. So there is nothing to Sync. But you have still created 20 wonder masterpieces by drawing in that app. Syncing doesn't put them on your computer, because there is no ABCDraw app on your computer to sync with.
But when you backup, the data created by ABCDraw will be copied into a backup file on your computer for safe keeping. Should you lose your iOS device and get a replacement, then "restore" from your computer, those 20 drawings will be restored to ABCDraw.
There's any way to backup my ios devices with itunes without sync apps?