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Backup versus/vs. Sync in Mac OS X 10.8.3's iTunes with an iPhone 4S?

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May 6, 2013 10:49 AM



Are iTunes' backup and sync with an iPhone 4S (iOS 5), two different things? I noticed last night, backing up did not copy iPhone 4S' data to MacBook Pro's Mac OS X 10.8.3 softwares. However, Sync did. I thought they were the same like Sync only synchronize and backups did full iPhone backups with personal data to MacBook Pro. Note that iTunes is configured to not to overwrite iPhone's datas since updating/editing/creating on MacBook Pro is very rare.


Thank you in advance.

iPhone 4S, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), 13.3" MacBook Pro (9,2/MD102ll/A)


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