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28th July 2008, 11:09 AM
Speed up iTunes sync of your iPhone or Touch by only selectively sending diagnostic data to Apple|Gear Diary (http://www.geardiary.com/2008/07/27/speed-up-itunes-sync-of-your-iphone-or-touch-by-only-selectively-sending-diagnostic-data-to-apple/#more-11087)

ymmv, I didn't see any perceptible difference.

28th July 2008, 11:37 AM
You can disable sync completely by downloading and installing the "Secret" prefpane.

Secrets - Blacktree (http://secrets.blacktree.com/)

Download here:

And see here:

28th July 2008, 11:38 AM
Or if you don't like prefpanes... the Terminal way is here :)

1. - Quit iTunes.
2. - Open Terminal.app
3. - Copy and paste this in, then hit return:
defaults write com.apple.iTunes DeviceBackupsDisabled -bool true

4. - Open iTunes
5. - Plug in your iPhone (2.0 or 3G) and sync.

It will take a few seconds, assuming you don’t have a ton of music or podcasts.

Changing the ‘true’ in step 3 to ‘false’ will re-enable the backup feature.

Source: http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/07/25/turn-off-iphone-back-up-if-you-dare/