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Need help with backing up my iPhone 5.

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Oct 3, 2012 4:59 PM

Today I recieved my iPhone 5, and restored it to the back up of my iPhone 4. It was a painless and easy process. But just now, after trying to sync it up with my laptop (MacBook Air), it says there is not enough free space on my laptop. I have about 10gb free, and I don't see why it's not working. I deleted all the unnecessary applications and documents, and it still says I don't have enough space. In the past I've backed up my iPhone 4 with even less free space... So how come it isn't working now?

iPhone 5, iOS 6
  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,500 points)
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    Oct 3, 2012 5:02 PM (in response to MD122)

    10 GB is pretty marginal. The problem is that previous backups were "incremental", recording only changes to the previous backup. Now you are making a full backup of the iPhone 5 (iTunes will keep the last iPhone 4 backup around) so you need enough free disk to do a complete backup rather than incremental.

     

    Try restarting your Mac. That usually frees up a lot of memory (temporarily).

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