1. mwg3c's Avatar
    Just wondering if there's a way to prevent the iTunes backup EVERY time I try to sync my phone. I always hit the little x to cancel the backup, but it gets pretty annoying. Can I just disable the backup option and back it up manually whenever I feel like it??

    Thanks for your help.
    07-14-2009 12:25 PM
  2. Tramain's Avatar
    On windows press CTRL+ATL+DELETE and find applemobilebackup and end process.
    07-14-2009 01:37 PM
  3. mwg3c's Avatar
    seriously? that sounds kind of scary...
    07-14-2009 07:47 PM
  4. Tramain's Avatar
    No it is very simple but I backup a couple times a day so my backups take seconds.
    07-14-2009 08:00 PM
  5. Tramain's Avatar
    Here is how it looks then press end process.
    07-14-2009 08:07 PM
  6. mwg3c's Avatar
    I don't have "applemobilebackup." I have "applemobiledevicehelper" and "iTunesHelper."


    Is this the only way to disable it? There's no option within iTunes??
    07-15-2009 12:49 AM
  7. Tramain's Avatar
    You have to do it while your iPhone is backing up.
    07-15-2009 07:30 AM
  8. big9erfan's Avatar
    Are you talking about syncing or talking about backups? I haven't seen my iPhone try to backup on every connection, I've seen it try to sync, but if you set "manually manage" it shouldn't do that either.
    07-15-2009 09:39 AM
  9. Tramain's Avatar
    When iTunes says backig up iPhone at the top press ctrl+alt+delete and it will say applemobilebackup and hit end process.
    07-15-2009 09:47 AM
  10. mwg3c's Avatar
    Once I do that will it stop the "backing up" every time I sync it from that point forward? Or at least until I restart my computer?
    07-16-2009 10:20 PM
  11. big9erfan's Avatar
    Only until your next restart or perhaps your next press of "Sync"
    07-16-2009 10:51 PM
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    07-16-2009 10:52 PM
  13. Tramain's Avatar
    Yes what big9erfan said untill next time you press sync.
    07-17-2009 07:12 AM
  14. big9erfan's Avatar
    I remembered this post when I stumbled across the following article:
    How to Get a Faster iPhone Sync: Disabling Backup
    07-19-2009 12:16 AM
  15. h4rk's Avatar
    Just back up more often, lol. Then it only takes a second unless you have recently loaded a huge app or something.
    07-20-2009 03:23 PM
  16. sbrianw's Avatar
    The iPhone backup is annoying.
    07-20-2009 05:56 PM
  17. Tramain's Avatar
    The iPhone backup is annoying.
    No it not I backup everyday and my backups take a couple seconds.
    07-20-2009 06:02 PM