iOS 5 feature: over the air (OTA) automatic daily backups
If you're tired of consistently having to sync your device to iTunes in order to back it up (I know I am), get ready for a big change. iOS 5 is bringing automatic OTA backups! The backups will be available over Wifi and will back up each day.
Backups will include -
- Your purchased music (what about stuff in our iTunes that isn't iTunes purchased?)
- Media (books, photos, videos)
- Device settings and app data.
What does this mean for end users? It means gone are the days of having to worry about losing your data if your device gets stolen or damaged.
Get a new one, sign in with your Apple ID and there's all your data. Just the way you left it.
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Finding all these new features interesting but also a bit funny as its apple playing catchup with the other mobile phone OS's out there.
That was one of the most peculiar ideas Apple ever had. Let's hope they've finally understood the idiocy of it.
If you didn't buy it on you phone, why would you need to back it up from there?