I'll be helping my Mom with her Iphone, she wants to sync it and can't decide on getting an Ipad or a Mac laptop.
Her goal for syncing the iphone is to backup the contacts, but I thought why not just back the whole thing up just to be on the safe side. So, first question, I don't know if syncing would be equivalent to a backup
I did a little checking, and it looks like the way to sync an Iphone to an Ipad is by using Icloud. Apparently you have 5gb free for this. I poked around on the Iphone and I think she's only using 150mb.
I think my bigger question, is - is it true that the only way to sync ( backup? ) the Iphone to the Ipad is though Icloud? And I'm assuming that if she got a Mac laptop, she could backup the whole Iphone by plugging it in via USB and using Itunes.