iTunes Backup over Sync

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  1. acnugteel

    acnugteel Member

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    Were you ever annoyed of iTunes always backup your iPhone every time you sync? If ever you got a 5Gb of songs on your iPhone and updated a single number on your Contacts then Sync it on iTunes to update your Address Book. iTunes always perform a backup of your iPhone. So you have to wait a long process of backup for a single modification done.

    Well that is over.

    This command will change a hidden setting in the iTunes preferences that will force it to skip the backup process.

    1. Quit iTunes.
    2. Open Terminal.app
    3. Copy and paste this in, then hit return:
    defaults write com.apple.iTunes DeviceBackupsDisabled -bool true

    4. Open iTunes
    5. Plug in your iPhone (2.0 or 3G) and sync.

    It will take a few seconds, assuming you don't have a ton of music or podcasts.

    Changing the 'true' in step 3 to 'false' will re-enable the backup feature.
     
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    thanks... will try this one later.... the whole backup process is really a pain...
     
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    yoy can just click the x icon to stop the backup process and it will move on to syncing your phone.
     
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    yep you can just click on the x icon when its backing up ang it'll just go on and sync.

    i wouldn't recommend the process above because "it will not back-up" your iPhone. Incase you might need it in the future..
     
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    yes, it will not back up but you can choose to back it up, I like this flexibility more.
     
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    You can extract your iPhone contacts and back them up to your computer via Myjad iTunes Backup Extractor.
    The software enables you to extract and recover lost or deleted photos, videos, contacts, SMS/MMS, call records, voicememos, calendars, notes and Safari bookmarks from unreadble (.sqlitedb) file.
    Then use the same program to transfer the contacts from your computer to your new iPhone.
     
    #7 selinajordancer, Mar 26, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2013

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