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    Backing up iPhone
    Good day to all.
    Backing up my iPhone to laptop (Mac) using the finder method.Does it backup everything that's on the phone or can you choose what to backup?.
    Regarding backing up photos that are on the phone are already on iCloud so what does finder do does it back up photos to the MacBook.Thinking about space on my hard drive.
    Hoe you can understand my question
    Many Thanks
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    Hi David

    I presume you are running macOS Catalina as you don't mention iTunes, but the Finder?

    Yes, you can choose what you want to backup. I would strongly advise that you select the "Encrypt" option and tick that box. That, as the name implies, encrypts your data and permits the backup (BU) to include Passwords, health data etc.

    Then you can choose from the available options to back up "Music", "Photos"; "Films/Videos" and so on. Just go through the list and tick off what you want to BU. Leave blank anything you don't want to BU.

    Your iCloud BU, again encrypted, backs up your Photo Library, accounts, documents, Home configuration and Settings. No need to BU photos to Mac in that case. I presume you use Time Machine and/or a cloned BU for your Mac anyway?

    Does this answer your questions? Have I left anything out?

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    Yes Brilliant Reply
    Many thanks once again. Yes running Catalina.
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    Ian. Did the backup and encrypted the file as you said.
    Where do I find that iPhone backup on my MacBook.?
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    Hi David

    This is where it goes by default - (but you can choose anywhere you like in iMazing > Preferences. Even to an External Hard Drive (EHD))

    To get to the backup, follow these steps:

    1. In Finder, look at the top menu bar and you will see "Go".
    2. Hold down the Option key and whilst holding it down, Click on "Go"
    3. Immediately under Home, you will see Library
    4. Click on Library
    5. Within Library, to your right, click on Application Support
    6. From Application Support, scroll down and click on iMazing and from there, Backups

    If for any reason, that does not take you to the desired place. Post back, because, with the iPhone connected, you can go into iMazing Preferences > Devices and that will show you the path to where the backups go. That's how I found mine.

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    Ian thanks followed your info that method takes me to imazing I don't have that Sorry


    does this take me to the point of backup

    ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/
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    Yes, that is the location Finder (or iTunes) saves device backups into.
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomos View Post
    Ian thanks followed your info that method takes me to imazing I don't have that Sorry


    does this take me to the point of backup

    ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/
    I'm truly sorry, David. I got completely distracted by another post and confused your iTunes BU with iMazing. I was posting to both. A big bad on my part and humble pie duly eaten.

    But if you ever get iMazing....... that's the way

    Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrarr View Post
    Yes, that is the location Finder (or iTunes) saves device backups into.

    Thanks for the help, Bob.

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    Please ignore large image mistake
    Many thanks to you.
    Just one point I found the iPhone backup but the dates don't correspond with when I did the backup.Do you have any thoughts on that.
    there are two there that was a mistake I did the backup was done few days ago
    Screenshot 2020-02-13 at 08.21.00.png+1.2png.png

    Many thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomos View Post
    Please ignore large image mistake
    Many thanks to you.
    Just one point I found the iPhone backup but the dates don't correspond with when I did the backup.Do you have any thoughts on that.
    there are two there that was a mistake I did the backup was done few days ago
    Screenshot 2020-02-13 at 08.21.00.png+1.2png.png

    Many thanks
    David.
    Each folder is a different device. Do you have (or had) multiple iDevices?
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    Just iPhone and iPad. I only backed up the iPhone Would be okay to delete the two existing ones and re do a iPhone backup again with a fresh. start.
    Many thanks for your reply. Very much appreciated Notice the mistake on one of the images I failed to remove it.
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    As long as you don't need anything in those previous backups, they should be ok to delete.
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    Okay will have a go this was my first backup to my MacBook with iPhone.
    Thanks very much. will let you know.
    David.
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    Job done.
    Once again many thanks for all the help past and present.
    David
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