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  • 1 Time a day

    15 10.42%
  • 2+ Times a day

    15 10.42%
  • 1 Time a week

    18 12.50%
  • 2-3 Times a Week

    37 25.69%
  • Once a Month

    27 18.75%
  • 2-3 Times a Month

    18 12.50%
  • Umm,What's a Backup?

    14 9.72%
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    Tramain's Avatar
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    Arrow How often do you backup your iPhone?

    Title says it all, How often do you backup your iPhone?
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    I tell the people at work my suggested timeframe is no less than one month
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    When ever iTunes decides it's time to back up during a sync that's how often. Which as far as I know is just about every time unless you are syncing a few times in a pretty short period.
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    Used to do it daily (sometimes multiple times a day), but recently, I've been doing it when ever I hook my phone up to my laptop which is not as often as I'd like.

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    It is a function of the changes. One does not want to lose data. That works out to several times a week.
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    Just whenever I plug into my laptop. Around once a week
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    I sync my contacts/calendar to Google, so there's no need to backup anything - it all happens seamlessly and behind the scenes. No need to backup apps, cause iTunes knows what you've purchased.
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    Although with Mobile Me, I dont have to as often as I do
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alli View Post
    I sync my contacts/calendar to Google, so there's no need to backup anything - it all happens seamlessly and behind the scenes. No need to backup apps, cause iTunes knows what you've purchased.
    I agree, I sync with Exchange, and with iTunes, there's very little need to sync backups. What I forget to most often is sync Splashmoney so my checkbook gets backed up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alli View Post
    I sync my contacts/calendar to Google
    same here. i also backup cydia & rock when i am confident in my current setup
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    Well, I sync my iPhone in the morning, when I get back from school or work and before I go to bed or whenever I add something to iTunes, buy music etc. I sync every time a new piece of content goes into itunes. I sync usually 5-6 times a day. I do a backup as many times as iTunes will do it so I chose 2+ times a day.
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    dang i should back it up more...
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    What is backed up during a sync vs. what would be backed up when you do File/Library/Backup To Disc? Or is the only difference that Backup To Disc is to a removable disc?
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    Only thing I am worried about losing is the pictures...everything else is in the cloud...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sting7k View Post
    When ever iTunes decides it's time to back up during a sync that's how often. Which as far as I know is just about every time unless you are syncing a few times in a pretty short period.
    Exactly what I do.
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    i have to say i don't take care of that very much that's why i come here...
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    I have my phone synced with my home system, and I only turn that on once a week or so. Mail, etc., are all on cloud type services, so I really wouldn't be out much if something bad were to happen (other than the cost of a new device (ouch), assuming it was a non-warranty problem). I'd lose some pictures and maybe text messages, but nothing that would result in me dying.
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    I'd like to but I can't figure out how. My computer keeps ejecting the disk saying there isn't enough room but if I put in a new disk then it starts from the beginning. Very frustrating. I'd be interested in any tips. Thanks.
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    Not often enough.
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    once 2 months , not too often
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    Daily so far
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    About once a week...depending on how many apps I get and changes I make.
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    i used to backup mine everyday... not i just do it a few times a week..
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    Usually I do it once a month, but I should've done more often.
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    once every 2 weeks
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