View Poll Results: How often do you backup your iPhone?

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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%
  1. Garz's Avatar
    2-3 times a week for me. Mostly because I add more music
    01-26-2010 12:50 AM
  2. amyleeom1213's Avatar
    how do i do a back up like cydia rock?i no itunes u just sync it right?but what about the others?
    01-27-2010 06:13 AM
  3. AndyOrr's Avatar
    Once per month or two, and directly before I go to the Apple store I'm sure to make a backup. Had an incident where a geniusbar employee was troubleshooting a problem on the phone, asked "Mind if I wipe the phone?" and I said "Don't - I'm 8 states away from my computer and can't restore it".
    ...he replies "Oh well I did a few minutes ago anyway. Sorry."
    01-27-2010 06:21 AM
  4. Krypto74's Avatar
    I do it about once a week. Not that it's really needed, but just as a general "house-keeping" for the phone itself.
    01-28-2010 08:48 PM
  5. awtryau89's Avatar
    Backup a couple of times a week.
    01-30-2010 09:13 AM
  6. Chrizy's Avatar
    everytime before i jailbreak my iphone 3g =D
    01-30-2010 01:20 PM
  7. C()nker's Avatar
    I back mine up daily because of iTunes and syncing.
    01-30-2010 02:34 PM
  8. Amonkerry's Avatar
    Just whenever I plug into my laptop. Around once a week
    Yeah, me too
    02-03-2010 01:18 AM
  9. jhamilton3's Avatar
    I hardly ever backed up my iPhones..
    02-04-2010 01:41 PM
  10. missdee's Avatar
    I hardly ever backed up my iPhones..
    same. i only do when im downloading a new app from my computer or updating the sofware....
    02-08-2010 11:30 AM
  11. palmdev11's Avatar
    I try for every couple months just so i don't lose old contacts
    02-08-2010 12:47 PM
  12. paul100's Avatar
    once in a week
    02-09-2010 05:58 AM
  13. dok's Avatar
    not nearly enough and i've lost photos because of it. heh.
    02-09-2010 01:40 PM
  14. hotrod#AC's Avatar
    I voted no backup. But in reality, my PIM data is sync'd to my exchange server, and my music is all backup through TimeMachine on my mac.
    But since I'm jailbroken, it's not really advised to restore from backup and it usually caused me I always start fresh.

    Oh I forgot, I do use Chronus for backing up my app data, but I only do that once a month.
    02-09-2010 03:46 PM
  15. touchyphone's Avatar
    Every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Like clock work!
    02-09-2010 07:31 PM
  16. MrP's Avatar
    I usually do it once or twice a week. IMO it still takes too long. I often cancel the backing up portion of my syncs to finish them faster.
    02-10-2010 11:54 AM
  17. MaTiCeK's Avatar
    I sync everyday, but I only backup once a week. Having a jailbroken iPhone, iTunes backups aren't really that useful.
    02-10-2010 12:23 PM
  18. longshadows's Avatar
    I use Google for calendar and contacts. So, I'm fine. I probably back up with iTunes at least once a week. What I don't know how to do is correctly back up my Cydia apps and settings, and wouldn't have a clue how to restore them, if it ever came to that.

    Can anyone suggest a Cydia backup and restore procedure "for dummies" I can consult?

    02-10-2010 01:14 PM
  19. agtiphone's Avatar
    Never Have, because you can easily just sync your apps, music and videos back using iTunes anyway and I cant spare the disk space. (Actually, I dont have an iPhone) so, yeah.
    02-10-2010 01:50 PM
  20. eejits's Avatar
    Yep, I back up everytime I connect my iPhone to iTunes.
    02-10-2010 03:52 PM
  21. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    whenever i charge my phone and need to use my laptop, i back it up so i do it about 3+ times a day
    02-10-2010 11:24 PM
  22. SC8888's Avatar
    Once a day for me!
    02-11-2010 11:14 AM
  23. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I'm surprised and glad to see I'm not in the minority. I use my personal laptop at work and work at my desk 50-60% of my day. I sync atleast 2 times a day and it backs up everytime I sync atleast it says it does. I only keep two most recent backups in iTunes so I'll check the list of backups periodically and get rid of some of my old backups.
    01-21-2011 02:16 PM
  24. Fausty82's Avatar
    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.
    +1. I use MobileMe to sync/backup contacts/calendar... but no need to manually backup - occasionally I do to update podcasts, but usually only before a flight...
    01-21-2011 02:20 PM
  25. jonmark's Avatar
    No need to backup apps, cause iTunes knows what you've purchased.
    When I upgraded from my 3GS to my iPhone 4, and sync'd the i4 to iTunes, I lost some of the apps I paid for because I didn't sync them from my 3GS before restoring it. So you do need to sync your apps if you plan on changing devices - or just to be on the safe side, in case something (God forbid) happens to your current device unexpectantly and you had paid apps on there.
    01-21-2011 07:29 PM
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