1. RyzeHD's Avatar
    Okay guys this has been bothering me for some time now. Ever since I installed iTunes 9 I could never see the option to back up my iPhone 3GS (and now my 4). I'm on Windows 7 (x86) and I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling but no dice. Could there be a valid explanation (or solution) for this? If any of you guys could help with any info, I would greatly appreciate it, thanks!

    07-22-2010 03:24 AM
  2. chobbs1's Avatar
    The way I understand it, when you sync it backs up the phone automagically. I do not recall ever seeing a backup button. I use a Mac so it could be different on a PC.
    07-22-2010 08:15 AM
  3. Alli's Avatar
    On my Windows 7 (32 bit) pc, I still have both the Back Up and Restore from Backup options when I right click on the device name. Here's a screenshot of mine (while a sync is going on, those options are greyed out, but after sync they are available).
    07-22-2010 08:53 AM
  4. Fausty82's Avatar
    On my Windows 7 (32 bit) pc, I still have both the Back Up and Restore from Backup options when I right click on the device name. Here's a screenshot of mine (while a sync is going on, those options are greyed out, but after sync they are available).
    Yep, mine is the same way.
    07-22-2010 09:59 AM
  5. RyzeHD's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies... so the backup option should be there as it is on yours. This just boggles my mind...
    07-22-2010 10:36 PM
  6. chobbs1's Avatar
    after reading this post I did the MAC equivalent to a right click and the IPhone in ITunes and discovered that I too have the "back up" option. I do love these forums!
    07-23-2010 12:49 AM
  7. tsky74's Avatar
    I'm also on Win7 and using the most updated version of iTunes and have the back up option. Does your phone make a back up when syncing?
    07-23-2010 07:15 AM
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