The issue of saving data on a smartphone has always been acute for many users. iTunes is available for iPhone, but the native tool has few settings and limits the freedom of action. Dr.fone Backup and Restore is a program for backing up iOS devices with a lot of useful options. We tell you what is unique in this application.
The main advantage of Dr.fone Backup and Restore before iTunes — the ability to select the type of files that you want to save. In utility from Dr.fone does not need to make a complete system impression that takes tens of gigabytes on the computer. For example, you can create a copy of only messages and notes. Or select to save all data except photos and videos.
From a full backup of the system will also be restored not entirely, but partially: only contacts, messages or any other files. Program Dr.fone supports about 20 types of data, including music, photos, browser bookmarks, reminders, and more. In addition, it is able to extract the necessary information from backups stored in iCloud and iTunes.
The utility is able to save a lot of backups for different periods of time, and not record one on top of the other. If for any reason you need to return to the old system configuration, you can do it in a few clicks.
Backups are stored as separate files. They can be stored on your hard drive, transferred to another computer or cloud storage.
Working with backup
Another feature that is not available in iTunes — view and deletes any data from the backup. In Dr.fone is a conductor and, where possible, not only to store the backup, and to discover from it what you want files. It is convenient when the smartphone is not at hand, and you need to read old notes or listen to a dictaphone recording.
When you restore via iTunes or iCloud, all old information from your iPhone is deleted and replaced with files from your backup. Utility from Dr.fone works differently — it allows you to transfer the backup to the existing data. Thus it is possible to Supplement the smartphone with information from another gadget.
It's easy to get information back on any iPhone model, no matter the old "four" or the latest XS Max.
In addition, the backup from the iOS device will be transferred to Android smartphones. This can be useful when moving from iPhone to other gadgets. Both the complete copy of the system and individual files are transferred.
How to create a backup in the utility dr.fone
To create a backup of your iOS device, click the Backup button in the program window.
Connect the gadget and choose what data you want to save. All items are checked by default. You can also change the preset path to save the backup file. Click Backup.
We are waiting for the completion of the operation. After that, you will see other backups or open a folder with backups.
Restoring data from backup
To recover data, connect your iPhone or other iOS devices to your computer. In the program window, click Restore and select the desired backup. By default, the data stored in the dr is displayed.fone. However, the user can select backups from iTunes or iCloud in the left menu to restore the information from them.
Before the procedure, you should see all the files in different backups — this will help not to confuse the data. You must click on the View button. If a copy was chosen, then click Next.
Next, we note the types of files that you want to return to the iPhone.
Click on the Restore to device button and wait for the end of the operation.
It is safe to say that the application is Dr.fone Backup and Restore is able to replace iTunes as the main backup program. The utility is easy to use and beats Apple's solution not only in terms of the flexibility of backup and restore settings, but also in the speed of this process. A full system backup is created almost twice as fast as in iTunes.
Utility from dr.fone also works with Android devices: you can save and restore backups, as well as transfer information between gadgets with different operating systems.