Thanks to Gizmodo for this one, here’s how you stop the backup process on your iPhone from ever happening. Chances are you only will need to back up once-in-a-while. I didn’t know I needed a backup for my phone in the first place! Here are the steps to take.
1. – Quit iTunes.
2. – Open Terminal.app
3. – Copy and paste this in, then hit return:
defaults write com.apple.iTunes DeviceBackupsDisabled -bool true
4. – Open iTunes
5. – Plug in your iPhone (2.0 or 3G) and sync.
It will take a few seconds, assuming you don’t have a ton of music or podcasts.
Changing the ‘true’ in step 3 to ‘false’ will re-enable the backup feature.
I’d probably recommend backing up once a week or each night while you sleep. With the new 2.0.1 firmware these problems are supposed to be fixed. Just switch False/True as needed and you can backup on your schedule.
After a day and a half of Apple’s new MobileMe going up… and going down, the site is finally fully up and seemingly stable. I have backed up my Address Book and started my first syncronization.
It is much faster at syncing compared to when it was .Mac, in fact, the sync only took a few seconds. That’s pretty impressive. Now to switch from using Google Calendar and move to iCal with push calendar capabilities.
Wonder if I can get Ryan to make the switch… Hmmmm
So far these are the iPhone Apps that I find either addictive, highly useful or fucking awesome. Yes. And I only paid for one… maybe two of them. I have over 50 apps on my iTunes now but these are the ones, so far, that I would not live without.
Replaces .Mac on the Preferences Pane, looks… clunky
So clearly Apple’s new MobileMe service isn’t working… I’ve gotten it installed earlier than it’s release so that is kind of expected. Next up is iTunes 7.7 which will add the new iPhone features such as the Apps Store.