7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 10, 2010 8:51 AM by wizardofaz
the_0ne Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
I've found where you find the iTunes iPhone backup files (~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup). But I would like a list of how many backups I have. Those files are very cryptic and the dates are all over the place. I want to see if I have a week's worth, or month, etc...

Thanks.

Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,440 points)
    the_0ne wrote:
    But I would like a list of how many backups I have.


    AFAIK, it's one. see this: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1766.

    JGG

  • the_0ne Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Thanks for the reply. I've read so many things now. I'd like to know for sure. I know I've see people either right-click on Restore or just left click it and it pops up a list. However, I'm a little hesitant to try it, I don't want the restore process to start. heh
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,440 points)
    the_0ne wrote:
    However, I'm a little hesitant to try it, I don't want the restore process to start.


    if your device works ok, why would you ?

    why fix it if it ain't broken ?

    JGG

  • the_0ne Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Unfortunately I was stupid and went ahead with the iOS4 upgrade. ughh, it's like using a 25 year old computer now. I absolutely hate how slow it is. I was going to downgrade, but want to make sure I have a backup from the day I upgraded to 4.0.

    I went from having a 3G that was a little slow a times, to having one that I have to wait several seconds just to get into messaging.
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,440 points)
    the_0ne wrote:
    I absolutely hate how slow it is.


    sorry to hear that. i upped my 2nd gen Touch and am very happy with the performance of iOS4 ...

    JGG

  • wizardofaz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    You can check in iTunes: Edit/Preferences/Devices, you should see a panel with a list of dated backups. For me there is only one. I haven't figured out yet if it's possible to make it do more than one.

    The page sited in prior post says "Since iTunes only keeps one backup per device..." so maybe it's always one. Apple suggest that the directory where iTunes backups are kept should be backed up elsewhere (Timemachine, etc) to give access to multiple backups. Not so convenient.

    This page (http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1414) implies there are multiple backups by showing a dropdown list where you can pick one. It's a bit misleading.

    The dilemma I would like to solve is that, through some blunders on my part, I lost some app data that I would like to recover. I was upgrading OS on the iPhone, and in that process two backups were taken automatically. The second one did not have the data I want back. I was hoping there were several backups and that I could restore the data from one of them. Seems it's not so.
  • additive Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi, hope all is well.
    Should i use a new blank back-up disc every time i add delete or make changes in iTune. Thanks
    additive