Backing up on the road

pajero

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How do you backup iPhone on the road, assuming no PC handy?

Thanks.

David
 

PapaST

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I don't know if you can. I haven't heard of a service that you can upload a backup image to. Without a computer makes it a little tougher.
 

pajero

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Thanks

That what I thought....

I am traveling for one month with simply my 3G, if it lost or stolen I am dead meat. Should I buy a new one, how would I download my last backup?
 

Tinman

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If you are talking about contacts and calendar MobileMe will do that wirelessly. There is 60 day free trial.


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You could always copy your last backup to a memory stick then in a pinch you could restore from that backup file, if you could borrow a computer somewhere, should something go awry while away.
 

pajero

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Thanks for the good idea.

Where would I find this file file to backup to a memory stick?
 
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What OS are you using? XP, Vista, Win 7, Tiger, Leopard...?

EDIT: Sorry, waited around for your reply but have to leave now. I'm sure once you supply you OS info someone else will chime in with an answer for you. The files are located in different locations depending on which system you're using.

Good luck!
 

pajero

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thanks

this folder has some 282MB....seems small....not clear to me what is in this backup.

david
 
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thanks

this folder has some 282MB....seems small....not clear to me what is in this backup.

david
Here you go:

iTunes will backup the following information:

iPhone OS 1.1 and later
  • Safari bookmarks, cookies, history, and currently open pages
  • Map bookmarks, recent searches, and the current location displayed in
  • Maps
  • Application settings, preferences, and data
  • Address Book and Address Book favorites
  • Calendar accounts
  • Wallpapers
  • Notes
  • Call history
  • Mail accounts
  • YouTube bookmarks
  • SMS messages
  • Saved suggestion corrections (these are saved automatically as you reject suggested corrections)
  • Camera roll (photos and screen shots taken by the iPhone)
  • Voicemail token (this is not the Voicemail password, but is used for validation when connecting. This is only restored to a phone with the same phone number on the SIM card.)
  • Web clips
  • Network settings (saved wifi spots, VPN settings, network preferences)
  • Paired Bluetooth devices (which can only be used if restored to the same phone that did the backup)
  • Keychain (this includes email account passwords, Wi-Fi passwords, and passwords you enter into websites and some other applications. The keychain can only be restored from backup to the same iPhone or iPod touch. If you are restoring to a new device, you will need to fill in these passwords again.)

With iPhone 2.0 and later
  • Managed Configurations/Profiles
  • List of External Sync Sources (Mobile Me, Exchange ActiveSync)
  • Microsoft Exchange account configurations
  • Nike+iPod saved workouts and settings
  • App Store Application data (except the Application itself, its tmp and Caches folder).

New with iPhone 3.0
  • Videos in camera roll
  • Per app preferences allowing use of location services
  • Offline web application cache/database
  • Voice memos
  • Autofill for web pages
  • Trusted hosts that have certificates that cannot be verified
  • Web sites approved to get the location of the device
  • In-app purchases

From Apple Suport
 

djwindsor

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Maybe you should buy an inexpensive netbook (an oxymoron I suppose) and take that on your travels. That is what I do when I'm away for over a week. If you backup before you leave and signup for a mobileme account (if you don't already have one) you will be in good shape. Any APPs you buy while away will be available for you to download in the event you lost your phone. Try not to worry and have a great time!
 

pajero

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Many thanks for the backup location.

As for the netbook..I have a notebook...wou
ld like to avoid the extra weight and need for more space.

David
 

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pajero,

As a reminder: It's cool you told them thanks for their help but let's not forget to press that ole handy "Thanks" button at the bottom right of their posts. :eek:k:eek:k
 
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Well thank you Watcher, however, pajero is a new member and doesn't have access to a "thanks" button until he gets 25 posts under his belt. I know he's grateful for the help.
 
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You could always copy your last backup to a memory stick then in a pinch you could restore from that backup file, if you could borrow a computer somewhere, should something go awry while away.
That's a good tip. I was searching for such informations. So much thanks for sharing with us. Followed the ways. Works fine.