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Easy way to manage iPhone photos and iCloud photo backups?

I'm getting frequent alerts on my iPhone that my free 5gb of iCloud storage is full. Most of this is from years of photos on my phone--in fact, that's pretty much the only thing on my phone I would care about having backed up. I also think most/all of the images on my phone are already backed up to my computer in Lightroom. Is there a convenient/automatic way to handle what photos stay on my phone and what photos are backed up to iCloud? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jun 10, 2014 - 4 answers

Help me restore app data (only) to a clean iPhone 5S running iOS 7.1

After a complicated chain of circumstances involving a SIM migration, a grandfathered prepaid data plan that transferred from an iPhone 3G to a 4 to the current 5S, and many hours (no exaggeration) at the AT&T store while their employees talked to level 2 tech support, I was left with: It is not an option to restore the entire phone from the backup. Help me restore just the user data for selected apps. [more inside]
posted by RedOrGreen on Mar 21, 2014 - 4 answers

iPhone won't sync after software update and janky cable

Trying to get my iPhone 4S to restore and sync from recent backup via iTunes and no love. [more inside]
posted by *s on Feb 27, 2014 - 6 answers

How do I sync a never-synced iPad to iTunes without any data loss?

I lost my iTunes installation in a hard drive crash. I have a backup from many months ago. I have an iPad and iPhone that have never been synced to iTunes because I got them since the hard drive failure. I'd like to re-install iTunes from the backup and sync my iPad and iPhone to the re-installed iTunes without losing any data or re-installing apps. How would I do that? [more inside]
posted by Rob Rockets on Aug 29, 2013 - 2 answers

iTunes backups silently failing, all data listed as "Other"

I have an iPhone5 and an original iPad, which I back up to my PC (running iTunes on Windows XP). However, now when I plug in either device to the PC and start iTunes, all the data is listed as "Other" (in an orange bar across the bottom of the window). Further, when I click "Back Up Now" the sync begins, then stops after a second or two with no error message. Can I recover from this without losing my data? [more inside]
posted by logopetria on Apr 5, 2013 - 8 answers

Service like Backupify that doesn't require Google Apps?

I am finally going to stop using a paper calendar and start using my laptop/iPhone/iPad instead. However, having used ol' reliable paper for so many years, I'm a bit paranoid about using Google calendar (or an app) and then losing all my data somehow... Is there an iPhone/iPad calendar app that would make me feel more "secure," or is there a service like Backupify that doesn't require a Google Apps account? I'd love to back up my Gmail too, if possible. (Am I just worrying too much? Is using iCloud enough? I am clearly clueless.)
posted by trillian on Jan 15, 2013 - 9 answers

How to restore iPhone from backup that iTunes says is "corrupt or not compatible with the iPhone that is being restored"?

I have attempted to setup a new iPhone from a backup I made this morning. When I attempt to do so, I receive the error, "iTunes could not restore the iPhone because the backup was corrupt or not compatible with the iPhone that is being restored". [more inside]
posted by Tanizaki on Nov 25, 2012 - 1 answer

Extracting/Importing iPhone SMS/MMS Data

So, I want to restore my iPhone to a backup that's about 1 month old. However, I don't want to lose all of the SMS/MMS and Contacts data that I've accumulated in the meantime. Is it possible to extract and import this newer data into my older backup? I've searched around previous, similar MeFi questions and various 3rd party software, but no dice. And, sadly, jailbreaking is not an option. [more inside]
posted by Sine_Agraphia on Jul 30, 2012 - 6 answers

iPhone backup and protection during iOS 5 upgrade

Augggh. I'm being forced to upgrade my iPhone to iOS 5 (critical app requires it). Questions inside -- most importantly, can I completely opt out of iCloud? [more inside]
posted by lorimer on May 18, 2012 - 14 answers

I need help restoring an iPhone backup.

I need help restoring an old iPhone backup to a new phone. [more inside]
posted by Pruitt-Igoe on Apr 10, 2012 - 8 answers

Will my virgin iTunes sync my iPhone correctly?

I had to wipe my HDD & reinstall Windows. Will iTunes sync my iPhone 4 correctly, or decide to wipe its contents? It's synced to the cloud, and yet I am worried... [more inside]
posted by ClarissaWAM on Mar 7, 2012 - 5 answers

What is the easiest way to download all of my voicemails from an iPhone 4S?

What is the easiest way to download all of my voicemails from an iPhone 4S? I have a mac. The goal is to get the files themselves in a format that can be played back easily. Thanks!
posted by wooh on Jan 30, 2012 - 3 answers

Is there any way to make an exact clone of my iphone contents and state?

Is there any software from anyone at all that can clone my iphone, so that if it craters I can restore to its EXACT state before it died? [more inside]
posted by bitterkitten on Dec 15, 2011 - 11 answers

I Bequeth These SMSes to My Estate and Future Biographers....maybe?

Help me catalog my youthful correspondence so that when I grow old and wither I may smile at a time well-spent but long-gone with those I love -- 21st CENTURY STYLE!!!11!! [more inside]
posted by Chipmazing on Nov 25, 2011 - 5 answers

New iPhone 4S only plays half my music.

I just got an iPhone 4S. I "restored" the new iPhone from an iCloud backup of my previous iPhone 3GS. It worked almost perfectly, but roughly half my music won't play! [more inside]
posted by Cygnet on Nov 16, 2011 - 9 answers

Data rescure on an iphone when backup/restore doesn't work

Please help me salvage data on my perfectly functional iphone. How can I copy and restore data if ituens sync doesn't work? [more inside]
posted by mercredi on Nov 14, 2011 - 9 answers

Is there a good alternative to iTunes, that includes "backup all apps, music, and contacts" for iPhone?

Is there a good alternative to iTunes, that includes "backup all apps, music, and contacts" for iPhone? [more inside]
posted by Patrick Leo on Aug 15, 2011 - 12 answers

How to back up the information from the Notes app on an iPhone 3GS that crashed?

How to back up the information from the Notes app on an iPhone 3GS that crashed? [more inside]
posted by wooh on May 30, 2011 - 4 answers

Is it gone for good?

My best friend got the new iPhone 4 in early August, but never synced it. When she finally synced her phone last week, she mistakenly told iTunes to Restore from back-up (the July back-up). Is there anyway to get her data back? [more inside]
posted by Kronur on Apr 6, 2011 - 12 answers

help, I can't pay my bills!

Is there any way to restore the data on just one particular app from an older iPhone to a new one? Special difficulties inside... [more inside]
posted by Aubergine on Mar 18, 2011 - 4 answers

It's like a Time Machine, but not the good kind

How can I get iTunes to let me select an older backup to restore? [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on Jan 25, 2011 - 2 answers

Picking a new computer to sync iPhone with while keeping everything.

Is there a possibility to jailbreak my iOS 4.0.2 iPhone without resetting it? Can I backup everything from my iPhone to my new computer and make it the new sync computer? [more inside]
posted by ihavearedcouch on Jan 8, 2011 - 6 answers

Restoring iPhone contacts after backup mishap

Can my friend restore her iPhone contacts, after mistakenly syncing with the wrong iTunes backup? [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim on Jan 8, 2011 - 3 answers

Have an iPhone / Android password manager w/ backup to computer recommendation?

I've been using Keeper by Callpod on my iPhone to store my passwords. It's been a pretty decent software and I liked the ability to back up my data to my computer. However, they recently decided to start charging $30 / year to do what was once free. That's bogus. I'll pay a one-time fee though. A friend of mine has an Android phone and has been using Keeper and would like to switch as well. Any recommendations? Thanks.
posted by reddot on Oct 5, 2010 - 16 answers

How do I fix iPhone backup/sync problem?

How can I get my iPhone to backup or update or sync? iTunes gets stuck on "Backing up" for a very long time (hours...). [more inside]
posted by and1 on Aug 6, 2010 - 13 answers

Can I restore an iTunes backup file?

Did iTunes delete my backup file? If so, can I restore it or other wise get it back? [more inside]
posted by eirelander on Jun 29, 2010 - 3 answers

iPhone and Gmail Sync Issues

Overwrite Gmail contacts with iPhone contacts. How? [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge on Jun 25, 2010 - 8 answers

Can I backup my iPhone texts without jailbreaking?

How can I backup/view/print text messages on my (non-jailbroken) iPhone? [more inside]
posted by catatethebird on Apr 29, 2010 - 5 answers

How can I backup my iPhone messages?

How can I back up message threads on my iPhone (3G, O2-UK) into a text file or PDF? [more inside]
posted by Biru on Oct 15, 2009 - 4 answers

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