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Old 05-06-2018, 11:18 AM

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iOS itself is never backed up by iTunes because you can always use iTunes to reinstall it. And if the hardware is limited to iOS 6, then it will never be upgraded either.

If the hardware is not limited to iOS 6, then iTunes will try to upgrade it when you restore the operating system. Then you just restore offline to prevent iTunes from downloading the new version.

iTunes handles audio and video. That is the purpose of it. Especially in the later versions when they removed the apps from iTunes.

I doubt Leawo would back up iOS either. That is the job of Apple to handle through iTunes. But as stated before I haven't used it. But I will say the statement you quoted is incorrect.

Music and video and other non-purchased files ARE backed up by iTunes and iCloud. Purchased items are not, because they can be restored from iTunes or downloaded from the iTunes store.
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