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.