Currently Being ModeratedJul 6, 2013 9:49 PM (in response to mainer56)
Syncing is done to iTunes. It is backing up that may be done to iCloud or iTunes.
To back up to iTunes from now on, when your iPhone is plugged in to iTunes (current version: 11.0.4), look at the iPhone's summary page in iTunes and under "Automatically back up", choose "This computer". Also check "Automatically sync when this iPhone is connected" a bit further down.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 7, 2013 1:23 PM (in response to sberman)
thanks very much, sberman..
i would like to ask you a few more related questions. [i've read the iphone user guide and talked with salespeople in my local verizon store, who don't have much time to provide personal assistance]. please let me know if you don't have the time to do so.
if iCloud currently is backing up my computer and MYiPhone4s, how do i know that the data on both devices has, in fact, been backed up?
if i switch to iTunes for backup and syncing, how do i adjust icloud to ensure that it no longer backs up.
is there an advantage to using i-Cloud for backup? or, stick with Itunes for everything. if i do, will it conflict with iCloud?
thanks, from maine where the temp has reached 90 today, and the last three days.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 7, 2013 1:32 PM (in response to mainer56)
First, let me quickly answer your "iCloud vs. iTunes backup" question, to which the response is quick and easy.
The two are different, but since iTunes is more complete, that is definitely my choice.
This excellent article gives you the info:
I'll answer the rest shortly.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 7, 2013 1:35 PM (in response to mainer56)
iCloud only backs up devices, not computers.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 7, 2013 1:57 PM (in response to mainer56)
pvonk correctly answered the question about iCloud backing up your computer. You can see that iCloud backed up your iPhone by looking at Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup > iCloud backup to verify the date and time. That is also where you would turn off iCloud backup for your iPhone.
I hope that answers your questions. By the way, if it gets much hotter (>95°), you should stop operating both your iPhone and your Mac as that is the maximum operating temperature for both.