Best way to backup an iphone to icloud on Linux (that works)

MR ZenWiz mrzenwiz at gmail.com
Thu Mar 10 20:08:33 UTC 2016


She just wants to be able to backup her phone on her computer without
having to deal with iTunes.

I'm still trying to talk her into an Android...

:-)


On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 9:41 AM, Dave Woyciesjes
<woyciesjes at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>         Of course, I'm still curious as to what exactly MR ZenWiz's friend
> wants to accomplish, what is the end game....
>
>
> On 03/10/2016 12:39 PM, Dave Woyciesjes wrote:
>>
>> On 03/10/2016 09:26 AM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>>>
>>> On Thu, 10 Mar 2016 09:00:17 -0500, Dave Woyciesjes wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> and seemingly such a backup doesn't really backup the binaries, I
>>>>> guess just the purchases and data gets stored..
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>     If I'm understanding you correctly.... iTunes does backup the
>>>>     binaries of the applications you have on your device.
>>>
>>>
>>> This was my thought too, but seemingly iTunes Windows/Vbox only stores
>>> the binaries of applications that were downloaded by iTunes
>>> Windows/Vbox. The binaries of apps that were downloaded by Wifi by the
>>> iPad or by another Windows/Vbox are not backuped, just the
>>> purchase information is backuped.
>>
>>
>>      What you need to do there then, once the iOS device is connected,
>> in the File menu (might be Edit) you should see Devices. In the sub-menu
>> of that, you should see an option to Transfer Purchases. This should
>> copy the downloaded apps to the computer.
>>
>>> First I used XP in Vbox and since I didn't own a router, I downloaded
>>> the apps with iTunes XP/Vbox and synced with the iPad, for in-app
>>> purchase I needed to visit a hot spot. I also updated iOS this way, it
>>> this only worked with old versions of Vbox and failed when using newer
>>> versions of VBox.
>>>
>>> When Apple dropped XP support I set up Win 7 in VBox and by a sync the
>>> purchase information was synced, but definitively no binaries were
>>> transmitted and stored. I have a router now and usually purchase by
>>> Wifi.
>>>
>>> A "backup" seems not to be a complete backup as we know it when we
>>> backup a complete Linux install.
>>
>>
>>      Hmm, with all the backup/restores I've done with my iPhones, it's
>> always been pretty much a full restore, aside form text messages. I also
>> do have the option to encrypt the backup as well.
>>
>>> Regarding the other issue, that USB is a PITA when using Virtualbox, if
>>> there wouldn't be an Apple protocol, we simply could mount the iPad and
>>> copy using a terminal or file manger, but we need iTunes and the
>>> version of iOS must fit to the version of the iOS on the iPhone/iPad.
>>>
>>> I suspect assumed you've got the purchase information of an app that
>>> isn't available by iStore anymore and you want to sync with a new iOS
>>> device, you are lost. If the app still is available, it will be
>>> downloaded again, but assumed the app was updated, you would get the
>>> current version and not necessarily the old version you used with your
>>> old Apple device. Restoring without Internetaccess likely won't work,
>>> if the app wasn't purchased by iTunes Windows/Vbox.
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
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