Currently Being ModeratedFeb 15, 2014 8:19 AM (in response to Howard Brazee)
You get those date and time stamped backups if and when you restore from a backup with iTunes. In other words, if you restore from a backup today, you will have a backup in iTunes stated and time stamped for today.
The usual backup that occurs when you sync, is overwritten every time that you sync and backup again.
The more times that you restore from backups, the more "old" date and time stamped backups you will have. I have about 12 or 13 date stamped backups for my iPad alone in iTunes.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 15, 2014 8:39 AM (in response to Demo)
Interesting. I just tested this out by restoring my current backup then checking. This particular backup is now available. A clumsy way of doing things, but now I can have a useful backup. It does no good to discover I need a backup, only to find out that I backed up a bad copy this morning.
So once a week, I will restore my iDevices right after the morning backup. Very unintuitive and time consuming.
Is there a way to delete old backups I no longer want (or maybe can't even use)?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 15, 2014 8:43 AM (in response to Howard Brazee)
Launch iTunes and go to iTunes> Preferences> Devices. Your backups will appear in a window. Click on a backup to highlight it, then click on delete.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 15, 2014 8:55 AM (in response to Demo)
That solved the first half of my problem. By right clicking the backup there I saw an option "archive", which turned the current backup into a dated backup!!! (Much easier)