Back in January, I wrote a post about my experiences with PkgBackup and iBye. (My advice was to give PkgBackup a shot, and not to splurge on iBye just yet).
Some time has passed since then, and there have been updates on both apps, so I thought I’d give another update seeing as how the original post gets quite a bit of traffic and discussion.
Backing up your iPhone is rather easy when you adhere to Apple’s rules. Just connect your device to your computer and iTunes does the rest. If you’re like me, and want to do more with your iDevice, you might choose to jailbreak. That it when it is absolutely imperative that you read up on what it takes to backup your 3rd party apps and modifications. You can backup manually (via SSH), or you can invest in an app to help you with the task.
iBye and PkgBackup now both support Dropbox, and that is why I was most into these two apps. It’s very convenient to have your backups “in the cloud”. But the problem with Dropbox, in my experience, is that data transfer is extremely slow and tends to time out if you have a lot of files to backup.