1. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I see the apps I have on iTunes. When I do a restore (starting with the phone as new) from there it loads my apps. Isn't that backing them up?
    It's just copying the apps from your phone to your computer so that in the event you do a restore on iTunes, iCloud won't actually have to pull the apps from the App Store using bandwidth like a restore on iCloud does.
    02-20-2015 05:28 PM
  2. sam00's Avatar
    icloud is so ridiculously slow, last time I remember when I did a restore took like 9hrs to restore like 4GB data. On a Pc restore took 20 minutes.
    02-20-2015 07:47 PM
  3. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    icloud is so ridiculously slow, last time I remember when I did a restore took like 9hrs to restore like 4GB data. On a Pc restore took 20 minutes.
    It's dependent on your bandwidth.
    02-20-2015 08:10 PM
  4. Garyx24's Avatar
    iTunes.. Not gonna sync like 10+gb of photos/videos to icloud... I do backup my contact and notes through icloud though.
    02-20-2015 08:29 PM
  5. sam00's Avatar
    It's dependent on your bandwidth.
    Not true I have super fast internet and still so slow
    02-21-2015 01:34 AM
  6. Hendri Hendri's Avatar
    Both but I prefer having my Apps on my computer this way I control my Apps and media, especially after hearing from many people that Apple took down Apps they owned from the App Store, also there are new complaints of People who paid for Apps then the App disappeared for a week from the App Store and when it came back it was under a different developer name and they couldn't install without paying again so not to get into a weird situation like that I bought a 3Tera external hard drive, got my iTunes running on it perfectly.
    Also restoring from the iCloud backup is only possible after doing a complete restore on your iDevice but with iTunes no restoring of the device needed for restoring any of the backups that you got saved.


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    Wow 3 T ?? How many percentage have u used ?
    02-21-2015 03:53 PM
  7. 50ShadesofDroidx's Avatar
    Connect device through USB --> Open up iTunes --> Your phone should pop up under the tabs --> left click your device icon when it shows --> sync now.
    02-23-2015 08:53 PM
  8. calebt's Avatar
    Mac Mini, PC and iCloud at least three times a week, also super-duper clone HD twice a week. Never can have enough backups. Oh yea, don’t forget Time Machine running full time.
    02-24-2015 05:08 AM
  9. Fit24's Avatar
    I sync using iTunes.
    02-24-2015 08:13 PM
  10. xtremeled's Avatar
    Both, just to paranoid.
    Just remember, Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not after you.
    03-07-2015 12:48 PM
  11. CrownIsle's Avatar
    I have done it with iTunes as my first iPhone, all seems ok- though as i have read, that backup for some reason doesn't include the backup of "notes" sadly enough.
    03-10-2015 11:04 PM
  12. hearmeoutx's Avatar
    My phone syncs to iCloud every night. Every few weeks I make a backup on my MBA as well just in case.
    03-10-2015 11:27 PM
  13. acerace113's Avatar
    iTunes cause it's way faster than iCloud for me. I still use iCloud to backup my contacts though.


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    05-13-2015 09:53 AM
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