Backup

How to archive an iPhone backup and why you might want to

iPhone backup archive

When you backup your iPhone using a Mac, it overwrites the previous backup with the new one. Finder or iTunes does this to manage your Mac's storage and ensure only the latest backups with the newest data are saved and old ones are discarded. Overall, this sounds like a great thing, but there is a caveat.

IAmSpeed simplifies the process of backing up jailbreak tweaks for when switching jailbreaks

So you’ve built up a rock-solid jailbreak tweak arsenal that you’re certain you want to continue using for the foreseeable future. And let’s hypothetically also say that you’re the type of person who likes to rootFS restore and switch jailbreaks from time to time, just to see what works best for you.

How can you make re-installing all your jailbreak tweaks a swift and painless process after switching to a different jailbreak? Why, with a jailbreak tweak backup solution, of course!

IAmLazy makes it a breeze to back-up and restore tweaks and add-ons after switching jailbreaks

Whenever a new jailbreak tool launches, jailbreakers are often antsy to try it out. This includes those who might already be pwned by way of a different tool – such as unc0ver users when the newer Taurine tool dropped, for example.

Perhaps one of the most problematic elements of switching from one jailbreak to another is the realization that you’ll need to set up your device’s third-party add-ons all over again. Whether you’re restoring to a fresh, bone-stock installation of iOS or using the rootFS restore feature to un-jailbreak your device, you’ll still need to reinstall all your jailbreak tweaks to get up and running again.

iMazing lets you perform truly secure encrypted local backups of iOS devices

Following the revealing report by Joseph Menn for Reuters alleging that the FBI “about two years ago” pressured Apple not to encrypt iOS device backups in iCloud, many iPhone users seem unhappy with this news. As an alternative, backing up your iOS device locally using iTunes on a Mac or Windows PC (or the Finder in macOS 10.15 Catalina) lets you retain ownership over your data versus having the contents of your device uploaded to iCloud.

How to use Finder instead of iTunes on Mac to manage your devices

Manage Devices in Finder Mac

If you’ve updated your Mac to macOS Catalina, then you’ll notice a specific app missing; iTunes. You’ve probably heard that iTunes was going away, but now that it’s truly gone, you’ll have to manage your devices differently.

You might have used iTunes to back up or restore your iPhone, sync specific items with your iPad, or simply manage your devices.

The bad news is that you can’t use iTunes on Mac to do this anymore. But the good news is that there is another way and it’s super easy.

Here’s how to use Finder instead of iTunes on Mac to manage your devices.

DearMob iPhone Manager: Easily migrate data to a new iPhone [sponsor giveaway]

DearMob iPhone Manager

Everyone knows the significance of creating backups of your iPhone, whether to migrate iPhone data to a new device or to reduce the risk of losing important items. But do you perform regular backups or make sure your most vital items are saved like you should?

You might back up your iPhone to iCloud or iTunes every so often, and those are great options, of course. However, with a full iPhone manager like DearMob, you can do much more to ensure your data is safe and sound.

If you’re looking to accelerate data migration, need an alternative backup tool, and want a flexible option that’s safe, affordable, and easy to use, check out DearMob iPhone Manager.

The new AnyTrans 8 helps you make a smooth transition to iPhone 11 [sponsor]

AnyTrans on iMac

Whether you’re ramping up for your first iPhone or upgrading to the iPhone 11, you need a simple way to make a seamless transition. You might want to migrate your data from Android, create a backup of your current iPhone for an easy move, or even erase data from a phone you’re getting rid of.

Whatever the case may be, one tool can take care of all of these tasks and more. AnyTrans is an intuitive iPhone manager that lets you transfer, back up, and manage the content on your device, all in one spot.

We have covered AnyTrans in the past for backups and transfers as well as AnyTrans for Cloud to manage files. But now, we have a brand new AnyTrans to introduce to you, AnyTrans 8. This latest version of AnyTrans gives you new features and enhancements that make managing your iPhone content easier than ever.

Be prepared to recover your iPhone data after upgrading to iOS 13 [sponsor]

PhoneRescue Recovery Complete

When you’re updating to the newest version of iOS on your iPhone, things can go just perfect. But then again, things can also go very wrong. Backing up your device on a regular basis is key to recovering that data when you need it. And to help you is the data recovery tool PhoneRescue by iMobie.

If you’re planning to upgrade to iOS 13, it’s best to prepare now with a recovery plan using PhoneRescue. This handy tool lets you recover data from your iOS device, an iTunes backup, or iCloud. In addition, you can check out helpful iOS repair tools when you need them.

AnyTrans brings support for automatic wireless iOS backups, WhatsApp/Viber chats & more [sponsor]

AnyTrans, a comprehensive Mac and Windows app by iMobie for transferring, backing up and managing your iOS, Android and cloud content, was updated recently with several new features, including comprehensive iOS backup enhancements with the selective restore and automatic wireless backup features, plus the ability to move WhatsApp and Viber chats between devices and support for downloading videos from 1,000+ online sources.