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    iOS/iPod backups on local machine
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    iOS/iPod backups on local machine
    Where does iTunes store iOS/iPod backups on the Mac?

    I backed up my iPod touch to both iCloud and local during a sync. The reason I backed up locally was because I'll be away from my desktop Mac and bringing along a MacBook when I get an iPhone, and I want to be able to have all of my stuff on the iPod immediately available on the iPhone - it is still possible to transfer iDevice backups from one iTunes library to another, right?

    I won't have any internet access while away from home, so restoring from iCloud backup I don't think would be that great of an idea...
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    What you are asking is if you can restore an iPhone using an iPod backup? I just did some reading and while many people say it is possible to do so, one person who successfully did it said he'd periodically lose the ability to receive phone calls and wound up resetting it and setting it up from scratch. That may be unrelated though and a simpler reset of the network settings may have sufficed in his case (we had a similar problem with calls inexplicably going straight to voicemail here at home).

    The best thing to do may be to set it up as a new device, but it will sync any compatible apps over. As for getting the backup of your iPod on the MacBook, that shouldn't be a problem. Connect your iPod to the MacBook and backup to that before leaving. Read over this thread to see if any of the tips provided may be of help:
    Create iPhone backup on multiple computers - Mac OS X Hints

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    iOS/iPod backups on local machine
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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisabeach View Post
    What you are asking is if you can restore an iPhone using an iPod backup? I just did some reading and while many people say it is possible to do so, one person who successfully did it said he'd periodically lose the ability to receive phone calls and wound up resetting it and setting it up from scratch. That may be unrelated though and a simpler reset of the network settings may have sufficed in his case (we had a similar problem with calls inexplicably going straight to voicemail here at home).

    The best thing to do may be to set it up as a new device, but it will sync any compatible apps over. As for getting the backup of your iPod on the MacBook, that shouldn't be a problem. Connect your iPod to the MacBook and backup to that before leaving. Read over this thread to see if any of the tips provided may be of help:
    Create iPhone backup on multiple computers - Mac OS X Hints
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