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Thread: iPhone Backup Program
09-23-2007, 10:00 AM #1iPhone Backup Program
Here's a neat idea for an app:
Backup all your 3rd party app's and more importantly settings. Perhaps uploads them to a site so you can copy them to your mac, or even better transfers them by WiFi/Bluetooth to the computer.
It would be useful when updating your iPhone as all you would need to do is copy all the files back again after the update.
I wouldn't have a clue how to make an app like this, but I think someone should have a go!
09-24-2007, 04:35 PM #2
Dude, that's exactly what I'm looking for. Because I'm sure new firmware (due soon they say) will clear out all unknown files. I think everyone has spent quite a bit of time installing apps and tweaking settings. If there was a way to back up everything to an archive file, that would be awesome.
However, looking at the file structure... it seems that data is put in different places for each app, so it might not be so simple. Or it may only work for certain apps that are specifically addressed with the backup app.
If only I could program for the iPhone in .NET, I would get to work on this. But hopefully someone with the skillset will take interest in this... it would be one of the few critical apps I think.
Well, spoke too soon. Looks like our wonderful Mod CyberGreg is on the case:
Rock on Greg.
Last edited by aggiejy; 09-24-2007 at 04:41 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
09-24-2007, 05:12 PM #3
i just restored my phone and updated firware and then used installer to reinstall all the apps i wanted and my old prefs came back, so i think itunes backs up the /preferences folder when it makes your phones backup
09-25-2007, 01:35 PM #4