iPhone Backup And Update Pains

I seem to have joined the legions of people experiencing agonizingly slow iPhone 3g backups. Not only that, but following an update to firmware 2.0.2 I was unable to store any of my historic backups.

It would appear that Apple are being somewhat over zealous in their backup procedure and still somehow managing to miss crucial things like text messages; you had better not like hanging onto texts for long because it’s almost impossible to retain them between updates.

I would rather turn backups off completely and entrust my text messages, photos and settings to a third party application (hint hint). After all: my contacts, music, applications and everything else it seems are syncronized anyway… so the reason why we even have a separate and fundamentally broken backup procedure eludes me!

On the plus side it was easy enough to set up my mail account, sound settings and wifi key again, these seem to be the only things I lost by not being able to restore a backup which took an hour to create in the first place.

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