Is there a "backup" application?

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GSY

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I am presently using a Palm Treo 700p with a third party backup program installed. The backup has saved me a good number after hard resets needed during OS freezes. Is there a way to do a daily backup on the iPhone either with iTunes or other software? This is a key issue for me and I'm sure for others as well. I don't see this issue addressed on this forum or anywhere else. Thank you in advance.
 

wot_fan

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First off, I wouldn't expect OSX to freeze up :). That is one of the primary reasons I am interested in the iPhone.

I am not sure that a backup software is necessary. If you sync your iPhone with your computer, all your data is already in two places. The only thing I can see that would need to be backed up is your applications and settings. I would think that the applications would be easy enough to back up manually and the settings (at least email) should be restored the first time you sync.
 

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afaik Resets do not restore your ipod. All of the ones I have done so far just restart it after it crashes.
 

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afaik Resets do not restore your ipod. All of the ones I have done so far just restart it after it crashes.
I think the OP has a phone like mine. There are 2 types of resets, a soft and a hard. A soft reset is the equivalent of rebooting (no data is lost). A hard reset basically puts the device back to factory defaults (all data is lost).
 

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Like a system restore? Would be interesting if iPhone had one. Doubt it though, no need to have one. No viruses. Hopefully :)
 

GSY

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OK. Thanks.

Syncing with the computer sounds adequate to protect the data. I guess settings can always be re-done if necessary. Thank you.
 

dblaron

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Let me ask you this . Have you ever had an ipod crash with nothing really wrong with it? Usually there is something really wrong with the ipod if it crashes. as for backup I think it will work much like the ipod, well actually I know.... all you have to do is sync it with iTunes. And that is why Apple users are going crazy over this device. One single App to sync multipule devices? That is GREAT! I can bet that in the future to come you will see more and more things using iTunes to sync.
 

joe_blow

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3rd party software backup

I just recently went through an ordeal with Apple trying to fix my ipod touch. frequently, when it tries to sync, it'll just crash and do a complete restore from the backup files on iTunes. However, I came to the depression realization that the backup doesn't include the data for the thrid party applications I have downloaded. in one case, I inputed over 600 flashcards that all disappeared in the blink of an eye. I called Apple only to have them tell me in no uncertain terms that support for retrieving third party software data is not provided by them. even though it's iTunes that is continually crashing, they basically told me that I was screwed.

So having learned from my lesson, I want to find a way to backup the data from my third party applications. I have windows, so I can't use time machine. Is there any way to do this?