After my last hate-o-gram, where in I mention that (for the __th time) I had clicked a button and iTunes had wiped all my hundreds of sermons and lectures, and dozens of songs, from my iPhone, a bunch of smarties smirked that I hadn't done a backup.
Well, in the past, I had, and it was never a magic bullet.
But, regardless: for months, every time I open Photos, I've gotten some lame message about how some of my high-resolution photos were not synced right, and blah blah blah. I Googled, found that no one else had found a surefire simple solution. But the obvious starting place was some kind of sync.
So I synced my photos — after doing a backup. In fact, I've backed up a half-dozen times or so since the last disaster. It shouldn't take long, I only have a hundred or so photos on my iPhone.
Well, fifteen or more minutes later, I have hundreds and hundreds of photos, 5-7 gigabytes worth of photos. My entire hard-drive of photos, transferred to my iPhone.
Well, no fear. I'll just restore from backup.
Oh, but wait — the last backup showing was from November. So I just pick the only alternative (the present one) and do a restore.
Five minutes later... and I still have hundreds and hundreds of unwanted photos on my iPhone.
Only good news: I don't get that stupid warning anymore. Oh, and I bet that if I look, I've lost all the pictures I took that I did want on my iPhone. That would be typical.
I really, really, really hate iTunes. And I don't think that's against the second great commandment.