Q. What is the recommended way to backup my LifeTopix information?

You are strongly encour­aged to sync your device with iTunes reg­u­larly to backup all your appli­ca­tions and data.

Life­Topix also pro­vides a backup and restore capa­bil­ity. This is not a sub­sti­tute for sync­ing with iTunes, but rather a con­ve­nience fea­ture that you can use to backup your Life­Topix infor­ma­tion dur­ing those brief times when you do not have access to iTunes.

Backup and Restore in LifeTopix

Infor­ma­tion that you type into Life­Topix is stored in the application’s data­base, and that data­base is backed up and restored via the Backup and Restore oper­a­tions avail­able in Life­Topix Settings.

Life­Topix data that is not typed in by the user — videos, pho­tos, audio clips, and down­loaded files — is not stored in a data­base, but rather in a local filesys­tem on your device. While Life­Topix ref­er­ences to those items will get backed up as part of LifeTopix’s nor­mal Backup and Restore, you must use iTunes File Shar­ing to backup and restore those items them­selves. The process to do that is:

iTunes File Shar­ing Backup in Life­Topix 1.0

  1. Bring up iTunes on your desktop
  2. Select your device from the Devices sec­tion of the left nav­i­ga­tion panel
  3. Select the Apps tab from the top navbar
  4. Scroll down to the File Shar­ing sec­tion and select LifeTopix
  5. Under Life­Topix Doc­u­ments, multi-select Media and My Doc­u­ments and select Save to…
  6. In the MacOS chooser, nav­i­gate to the loca­tion where you want these files backed up and select Choose

iTunes File Shar­ing Restore in Life­Topix 1.0

  1. If the Life­Topix appli­ca­tion does not exist on your device, install it
  2. Bring up iTunes on your desktop
  3. Select your device from the Devices sec­tion of the left nav­i­ga­tion panel
  4. Select the Apps tab from the top navbar
  5. Scroll down to the File Shar­ing sec­tion and select LifeTopix
  6. Under Life­Topix Doc­u­ments, select Add…
  7. In the MacOS chooser, nav­i­gate to the loca­tion where you backed up the Media folder, nav­i­gate into that folder, multi-select all the files, and select Choose
  8. Repeat the above step for the My Doc­u­ments folder

Note: Due to an iTunes lim­i­ta­tion, Media and My Doc­u­ments files can only be restored to the root folder, not to their proper loca­tion. In an upcom­ing release of Life­Topix, those files will be moved from the root folder into their cor­rect loca­tion auto­mat­i­cally by LifeTopix.

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