What about backing up the iPhone to your Mac? I’m willing to bet that most Mac users don’t backup the iPhone as often as the Mac gets backed up. On a related note, if you ever need to dig through those iPhone backup files, which app would you use? Here’s one that does.
The Non-robotic Backup Bot
Anything robotic in nature assumes an element of, well, automatic, or with limited user interaction, or remote control. iBackupBot, despite bot in the monicker, requires human intervention to achieve the stated goal. What’s the goal?
Browse, view, export, and even edit iPhone and iPad files you’ve backed up to iTunes, whether you use a Mac or Windows PC.
Simply connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac (also works with iPod touch) and select the Back Up button option. iBackupBot lets you backup and restore files, but also gives you an option to explore, view, export and edit backup files.
What gets backed up and why would you want to rummage around the iTunes backup in the first place?
When your iPhone is backed up to Mac or Windows PC, everything gets saved; text messages, call history, contacts, photos, movies, and more.
Much of that information can be browsed and exported by iBackupBot to restore, view or archive. It works a bit like another favorite, PhoneView, except iBackupBot uses the backup files in iTunes instead, and that sets it apart from other backup tools.
Most of us hope we never have to restore iPhone or iPad from a backup, but it’s a huge time saver when it’s done right, or when iTunes has problems restoring a backup.