“If you sync your iOS device to your Mac, you probably do back it up regularly,” Kirk McElhearn writes for Kirkville. “But if not, if you’re one of those people who just ‘forgets’ to back up your device, you may lose data.”
“When you connect your iOS device to your Mac, you can copy purchased content from that device to the Mac, but not the rest,” McElhearn writes. “So if you have a hardware problem on your computer, and don’t have a backup, you can have an iOS device full of media that you cannot easily get back on your Mac.”
“There are a number of apps that can copy media from iOS devices to Macs,” McElhearn writes. “Thanks to an article by Josh Centers in TidBITS, I discovered one today that I’d never heard of: DeTune. The advantage of this app is that it is free.”
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