How To Back Up Saved Data In Games And Programs For Ios
It so happened that Apple created the Game Center for iOS, but limited its capabilities. The saved game data on the company’s mobile devices can either be copied to iCloud, or disappear forever if the application is deleted or the iPhone or iPad fails. Many active players will agree that losing progress in a particular game for the passage of which weeks or even months were spent is extremely unpleasant. The exact same situation with applications. We will try to prevent this problem, or rather even its occurrence, using this instruction.
Let’s start by deciding which application is in front of us. Unfortunately, not all developers provide for storing program or game data in iCloud, but from time to time, such concern for users still takes place. Typically, an application warns that it intends to save data in iCloud. Less commonly, it allows you to customize this process, for example, WhatsApp. Suppose you do not know whether or not this particular game or information program is copying in iCloud. We will try to determine this.
Open Settings -> iCloud -> Storage and study the section "Documents and Data". Here are applications that store their data in iCloud, and, therefore, they are safely stored in the cloud, from where they can be returned to the device at any time.
Unfortunately, not all applications are visible in this way. For example, many games tied to the use of Internet access store their data on the developer’s servers. This is Clash of Clans, and Hay Day, and many other projects. Here, alas, it is impossible to say with certainty whether your data will be saved after the game is deleted and then restored, so in this case it is best to play it safe and make a full backup of the data, which this material is dedicated to.
There are two options for further action. The first – creating a standard backup Using iTunes or iCloud. The data in this case will not go anywhere and will be restored from the backup as soon as necessary. There is only one drawback of this approach – you cannot choose which data to restore. In addition, most users of the Apple cloud service are still limited in free space. You can clean iCloud a bit and set up a backup using this instruction.
In a simplified form, the process is as follows:
1. Connect the iOS device to the network for charging and connect to the Wi-Fi wireless network.
2. Go to Settings -> iCloud -> Backup copy -> Create a backup.
Now you have to wait, because the process is highly dependent on the amount of data uploaded to the cloud, as well as on the speed of Internet access. Remember to pre-optimize the backup size using the instructions above.
To restore a device from a backup, you need to reset it to the factory settings and during the initial configuration select recovery from a backup in iCloud. Again, you have to wait and, as you see, for backup of one or several applications, this method is not very suitable.
For backup individual applications we will use the program iTools, a review that you could already read some time ago. Further, the whole process is step by step:
1. Download iTools (OS X, Windows) and install.
2. Close iTunes, connect the iOS device, launch iTools.
3. The device is recognized, go to the Apps tab and select the desired application.
4. Click the Backup button and select the place where to save the application file, agree to include the data file there (required).
Now you have a full copy of the game or program with all the data on the disk, which can be restored at any time or even transferred to another device. To install, just drag the file into the iTools window with the device connected or click the Install button.
As alternatives You can offer to copy not the entire application, but only the Documents folder. Its contents are often all your achievements in the game or the results of work in the program. Often, but not always. Some games subsequently refuse to see data thrown in this way.
Using one of the presented methods or their combination, you can reliably save data from almost any game or program in case of possible surprises. Still, sometimes it’s better to prevent the occurrence of a problem than to bitterly regret the lost information, even if it is saving in the next game.
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