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    Few days ago I decided to create a manual backup of my iPhone, after connecting my iphone to my computer/itunes, I right-clicked the iPhone icon on the left side of the iTunes window and choose "Back Up". After that it shows itunes creating a backup of my iphone with the process bar on top of the iTunes window, and process bar is still there when it transfers my new downloads. After the process bar is gone I reckoned the backing up process is done.

    But strangely, on the left hand side of the iTunes window, it shows the syncing icon moving, and I checked my iphone it says sync in progress, and I checked the music section under the iPhone icon (on the left hand side of itunes), and saw some music tracks from my iTunes library has been added into my iPhone unknowingly! After I realised it I immediately pressed the eject button on the left side of itunes to stop the 'syncing' process.

    I got freaked out, because I only wanted to create a manual backup of my iphone, but I didn't expect songs from my iTunes library are added into the iPhone during the process, is this normal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pipsattack View Post
    I got freaked out, because I only wanted to create a manual backup of my iphone, but I didn't expect songs from my iTunes library are added into the iPhone during the process, is this normal?
    iTunes begins a sync when you plug the phone in, regardless of what you tell it to do with the device. If all you want to do is pull a backup, plug the phone in, wait for the connection to be made and for the sync to begin, cancel the sync by swiping on the device (seems faster than trying to cancel through iTunes), and then tell it to do the backup of the device. This will cancel the sync immediately and will not re-sync until you either eject and re-connect the device, or click the Sync button at the bottom.

    I believe what you are experiencing is behavior by design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n1ckn4m3 View Post
    iTunes begins a sync when you plug the phone in, regardless of what you tell it to do with the device. If all you want to do is pull a backup, plug the phone in, wait for the connection to be made and for the sync to begin, cancel the sync by swiping on the device (seems faster than trying to cancel through iTunes), and then tell it to do the backup of the device. This will cancel the sync immediately and will not re-sync until you either eject and re-connect the device, or click the Sync button at the bottom.

    I believe what you are experiencing is behavior by design.

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    You can also hold down command-option when you plug in the device, iTunes will skip any auto sync operations if it detects those to keys held down.
    See: http://www.apple.com/itunes/how-to/shortcuts.html for more useful shortcuts

    According to a quick google, the windows equivalent is shift-ctrl (i haven't ever bothered to use this trick on windows)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olethros View Post
    You can also hold down command-option when you plug in the device, iTunes will skip any auto sync operations if it detects those to keys held down.
    See: Apple - iTunes - Keyboard Shortcuts for more useful shortcuts

    According to a quick google, the windows equivalent is shift-ctrl (i haven't ever bothered to use this trick on windows)
    Good to know, I'll test it out this eve when I get home as well. It bugs me sometimes when I don't want to wait for a full sync and am just plugging in to charge or something and it starts chugging away. Couple that with the fact that iTunes on windows is kind of a nightmare, and the 'cancel' button pretty much flips a coin to determine whether it's going to pay attention, and it can turn into a frustration very quickly.
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    I just checked, and there is also a setting which allows you to disable automatic syncing(at least on the mac version of iTunes). Click on iTunes at the top, then Preferences..., then click on the "Devices" tab at the top of the settings window. There should be a checkbox there which says something like "Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automattically". Check that, and then, iTunes should only sync any iDevice specifically when you tell it to. I prefer this way, as I only want iTunes to do whatever I specifically to it to do with my iDevices.


 

 

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