1. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    What is your preference in the way you upgrade your iDevice as mentioned in the above title?
    03-19-2014 05:47 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    For safety sake - I do both.
    Last edited by kch50428; 03-19-2014 at 06:04 PM.
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    03-19-2014 05:49 PM
  3. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    iTunes Backup. It saves more data and its faster than an iCloud Backup, at least for me it is.
    03-19-2014 05:50 PM
  4. iEd's Avatar
    I do both. The icloud back up is the one more up to date but any iTunes back up I have usually a few weeks to 30 days old would do.
    03-19-2014 05:59 PM
  5. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    I do both as well.

    iCloud backups regularly and I manually backup with iTunes monthly.
    03-19-2014 06:22 PM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    iCloud every night and occasionally iTunes if it's before a big upgrade.
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    03-19-2014 08:09 PM
  7. zerog46's Avatar
    iCloud for me. Nothing I really have on my phone to lose. I have my pics backed up to Dropbox. I have iTunes Match. And my docs on Dropbox. So if I lose an iCloud backup it really isn't a big deal.
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    03-19-2014 08:30 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    For safety sake - I do both.
    'Nuf said...
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    03-19-2014 08:52 PM
  9. rayz336's Avatar
    iCloud. I only do an iTunes backup when jailbreaking or restoring my devices
    03-19-2014 09:03 PM
  10. phreddyl's Avatar
    iCloud. I use itunes as infrequently as possible
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    03-19-2014 09:16 PM
  11. anon4757448's Avatar
    I usually do both every few days.

    Sent from my iPhone 5S using Tapatalk
    03-19-2014 09:48 PM
  12. jclisenby's Avatar
    iCloud. I haven't used iTunes in at least a year.

    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    03-19-2014 09:55 PM
  13. taz323's Avatar
    Tend to do both.
    03-20-2014 01:32 AM
  14. anon(767240)'s Avatar
    Icloud for my iphones. Itunes for my ipad because of the movies i have to sync

    Sent from my gold iPhone 5s using Tapatalk
    03-20-2014 04:49 AM
  15. JeevesVic's Avatar
    Encrypted iTunes backup once a month for my iPhone and iPad

    Sent from my iPhone using iMore Forums app
    03-20-2014 06:09 AM
  16. dc9super80's Avatar
    iCloud normally, iTunes before I do an update of some kind.
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    03-22-2014 11:40 AM
  17. TurboTiger's Avatar
    I use iCloud.
    Good Luck
    03-22-2014 01:58 PM
  18. Haalcyon's Avatar

    via the tablet
    03-23-2014 12:38 AM
  19. EauRouge's Avatar
    itunes, never icloud

    Its a comfort blanket for me
    03-23-2014 08:47 AM
  20. BenitoC's Avatar
    iTunes for me.
    03-26-2014 08:39 PM
  21. kdude12345's Avatar
    Neither are true backups & both are bug ridden. If you've ever had to actually restore from a backup, or god forbid your 'backup' was stored on a different machine than where is was synced from or where the iTunes dB is housed, your in for a rude awakening. Apple backups, whether iTunes or iCloud, do not back everything up, presume so many things that no regular user would know, and are filled with bugs & problems. Just go to Apple Support sites and type in 'problems with backups' or 'backup errors' for iPhone, iPad, iTunes, & iCloud. You will be horrified to see 1000s of posts & tons of unresolved issues going back 3-4 years. Also, if you have data in your iPhone or iPad that has everything you want & like, and is complete, just the way you want it, Apple does not support a complete upload from your device to recreate your iTunes database, or even merge with it an existing one, like just about every phone, tablet, & computer on the planet do... You can only get easy things like songs & pictures uploaded from your device. Much of your content for accounts, passwords, texts, emails, calendar, notes, contacts, etc. are stored in an Apple proprietary file that does not upload from the phone or merge using iTunes or iCloud. Your only choice is to write over what's in the phone, losing that data forever. For these reasons, soooooo many people don't use iTunes or iCloud backups, because they are nearly useless. Most folks use 3rd party software to backup the Apple devices, though things in that Apple proprietary file are not viewable or usable, because Apple keeps them proprietary. I amazed that Apple can actually call what they do a 'backup' in any shape or form.
    04-18-2014 07:23 PM
  22. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Well, I've used what whatever it is they're calling backups and they have served me quite well.

    Sent from 2 f IV 🔘
    04-18-2014 08:03 PM
  23. anon(4777221)'s Avatar
    iCloud. iTunes if its a major os update like iOS7. I have all my documents in dropbox anyway.
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    04-26-2014 08:35 PM
  24. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I use Box for some things. I have 50 gb of storage there. I even have my contacts in a CSV file on an email account.

    Sent from from my iPhone 5
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    04-26-2014 08:46 PM
  25. joemd60's Avatar
    I don't use iTunes at all. So iCloud for me.
    My photos, music, and apps are already in the cloud.
    Gmail syncs my contacts, and calendar.
    So in theory, both back ups are useless, since everything is already backed up elsewhere.
    I leave iCloud back up enabled, so I don't hurt Apples feelings. 😃
    04-26-2014 08:46 PM
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