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Archive iOS device backups
Authored by: xplora on Jun 05, '13 02:18:28AM

While I didn't know you could tell iTunes to archive old device backups, I have seen plenty of cases where iTunes has done this automatically.

The most obvious example is when restoring a backup to a new device (replacing an old device because it was faulty, or being upgraded), iTunes will archive the old backup being restored from. This will also be because all the saved passwords are encrypted, and can only be restored to the original device and no other, including replacements due to fault or upgrade.

I think the odd iOS update can also trigger iTunes to archive the old backup and perform a full fresh backup.

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