Make Backups of Your iPod Touch/iPhone – Lesson Learned from 2008

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There were signs that my iPod’s software was going south about 2 days ago. It would no longer let me sync the apps I downloaded in 2008 like the excellent TouchGrind. Then I could not update anything and even after reboots, it would exit out of some apps. Sadly, I am not as smart as my parents had gambled I would become. The Gattaca-style gene selection programme I was put through when still in the womb failed.

Today, I am the proud owner of an iPod Touch that is as functional as it was in about November of last year – the last time I really backed up my software. While not overly dire, I have lost all of my progress in games that take a few hours: The Sims, Zenonia and my favourite, The Quest. Had I been smart enough to constantly backup my iPod using the handy secondary-click of my mouse in iTunes, I would be the proud owner of an iPod that just works as it did yesterday or the day before.

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Sadly, my progress in eBook Reader Pro is gone too. I’ll have to manually find the spot in the giant volume, Last of the Mohicans again – though I was half considering to abandon the book as it just drags on and on and, as was typical of English canon of the time period, is racist and self-serving. At least, however, I found out that it is a far cry from the sappy romance that burns in fans’ minds as the 1992 remake by Michael Mann.

Anyway, as a last word: use the backup tool in iTunes if you don’t have your iPod set to automatically sync. I have about 150GB of music collected from CD’s that stacked without cases, can nearly stretch to my height. I also store some music losslessly, but don’t bother so much. The biggest part of my collection? Armin Van Buuren’s A State of Trance Radio Show. Damn, that is fine work.

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