Chicago, IL (PressExposure) December 22, 2009 -- If you are an iPod user then you must have transferred some files from or to the iPod through iTunes and also have backed up the data. Although Apple make this job possible sometime by providing guides for this purpose to ensure every things goes well. But now Apple has published a support document that explains, how to use iTunes to backup iPod files effectively.
Although, iPod automatically gets backed up by the iTunes every time it is been synchronized but you might want the separate backup of your iPod. It is may interest you to know that iTunes backup almost very setting of iPod but the download applications, videos, audios, photos and other contents are not included in the backup. As apple says on its support document that âIf restoring from an iTunes backup, your iPod settings, downloaded applications, audio, video, and photo contents will re-sync to the device because the âSyncâ option under the respective tabs will be checked in iTunes when restoring from a backup. If you choose to restore your device as a new user, downloaded applications, audio, video, and photo content will not be synced until you select the âSyncâ option in iTunes under each tab.â
If you have the iTunes 7.7 or later then only you will be able to backup the iPod manually otherwise you have to use any third party software like iPod Backup [http://www.ipodbackup.info] software to backup all your precious dataâs. One thing you should know about restoring the iPod and that is restoring from a previously created backup, the iTunes will restore only the applications, settings, and other informationâs you have saved in the previous backup and when you do the full software restore, iTunes will delete all previous contents on your iPod and will automatically restore it to the original factory settings.