Disable Backup

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  1. Imariel

    Imariel New Member

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    I want to disable the backup process for my iPhone. I tried editing the iTunesPref.xml file already, after I saved it and closed it and restarted iTunes it still backed up, plus when I went back into the file, the text I pasted had disappeared. I made sure to save it. Also when I started iTunes it did weird things like add old songs to my library, I had to hunt down and delete song duplicates. It also reinstalled some apps, causing data to be lost (nothing important). Why can't Apple ever make something easy? I'm on iTunes 9.2.1, phone information in side panel.
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    Half-Life Well-Known Member

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    It is in the preferences of iTunes.
  3. Imariel

    Imariel New Member

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    I just looked under all the Preferences tabs and didn't see anything about disabling backups, just preventing automatic syncing.
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    coolzhu New Member

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    you can disable auto backups. why do you to disable backup? just dont click the back up button.
  5. Oliver Barker

    Oliver Barker New Member

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    There is a terminal command to disable them manually.

    If you want to reenable it after just go into terminal and press enter after putting this in,

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    Will this work on Windows?
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