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Tired of the LONG iPhone/iTouch Backup process?

Tired of the LONG iPhone/iTouch Backup process?

Posted August 3, 2008 at 9:48am by iClarified
If you're like most of us out there, you probably hate the new backup feature of the iPhone/iTouch+iTunes. It backs up all the programs that you have purchased, and generally takes 10-20 minutes to complete.

Hendrik Holtmann made a quick little solution for that. At a click of the mouse, it disables the backup process, but still syncs your mail, contacts, photos, etc.

Am loving it already.

Now for window's users, it gets a bit tricky.

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Tired of the LONG iPhone/iTouch Backup process?

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Nicolas - August 5, 2008 at 5:38am
No need of a soft: you just click the cross on the right of the sync progress bar in iTunes and the process jumps to the next step - the sync of infos...! ... I "discover" that because, I too, was upset by the way too long sync...
T - August 4, 2008 at 8:38am
typo - backs up, not back's up.
ketanitem - August 4, 2008 at 8:22am
Hmm, read it before. I believe it's basically do the same command: defaults write com.apple.iTunes DeviceBackupsDisabled -bool true (to disable) or defaults write com.apple.iTunes DeviceBackupsDisabled -bool false (to enable)
jody sanders
jody sanders - August 4, 2008 at 8:00am
Er - kinda pointless. There's a generic thing that works on BOTH PC and Mac -if you look in the iTunes status bar it will say "Backing up xxxxxx" and there will be a little cross to the right of this. click the cross and backup will be cancelled and it will start syncing.
rosenkrieger - August 3, 2008 at 3:09pm
Using it. Loving it. Hopefully a new iTunes Version will let you set an option to - lets say "do a weekly, daily, etc. Backup" so you don't have to think about it and using this handy mini app to turn/off the process yourself. I always get a warm & fuzzy feeling when I know my stuff is saved at some point ;-)
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