Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2013 1:42 PM (in response to bobsbarricades)
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You can manually create a backup on your pc without syncing. See this article for the steps:
iOS: How to back up and restore your content
iTunes can create backups of your iOS device when you:
- Sync with iTunes (disabled if you have iCloud backup turned on)
- Right-click (or Control-click) the iOS device in iTunes under Devices and choose Back Up
Use these steps to manually back up your iOS device using iTunes:
- Connect your iOS device to a computer with the latest version of iTunes installed.
- Click the File menu and select Devices > Back up.
To verify that the backup finished successfully, open iTunes Preferences and select the Devices tab. The name of the device will appear along with the date and time the backup was created.
All the best,
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2013 7:07 PM (in response to jeremy_v)
One thing I found out before I did this was to make sure I had turned off "auto-sync" BEFORE plugging my iPhone in (as I still had some stuff like voicemail to transfer).