A latest-changes iPhone backup is quicker and takes less PC space than a full backup. Latest-changes backups are always based on a previous backup. It means that despite the backup being quicker and taking less space than a full backup, all iPhone content is safe. This tutorial demonstrates how to use the Latest changes backup feature in CopyTrans Shelbee.
Why make a latest-changes backup?
Let’s say you already made a full backup of your iPhone at least once with CopyTrans Shelbee –
At a later time, you make a second full iPhone backup. This new backup will replace the old one –
If you don’t want to replace the old backup, an option would be to save the new backup to another folder on your PC –
But you end up with two full backups that are almost identical. Most of the backed up content is, therefore, redundant and takes up space on the PC unnecessarily –
This is where a Latest changes backup comes in handy. When making a Latest changes backup, CopyTrans Shelbee automatically compares the contents of the previous backup with the contents of the iPhone. Since most of the content is already saved, CopyTrans Shelbee backs up only the latest iPhone changes –
Latest changes backups take less time to complete and conserve PC space –
When restoring, you only need to select a single backup from the point in time of your choice. That’s all!
Let’s make a latest-changes backup
First, make sure you already made a full iPhone backup at least once with CopyTrans Shelbee
To begin the Latest changes backup, run CopyTrans Shelbee, connect your iPhone and hit the “Backup” button
Click “Latest changes”
Now it’s time to choose the previous backup on which to base the latest-changes backup. To do so, click the blue Pencil symbol on the right
From the popup, select the latest backup entry of your device then click on the “Start” button
NOTE: You can alternatively base the latest-changes backup on any of your previous full or incremental backup entries appearing in the list.
Your latest-changes backup is in progress
CopyTrans Shelbee allows you to make multiple incremental backups of your iPhone. This means that unlike iTunes, you can back up the latest iPhone changes without overwriting content from previous backups. Also, unless you need them, you don’t need to keep previous backup entries in order to restore the latest-changes backup you just made.
Restore a latest-changes backup
When restoring from a latest-changes backup, CopyTrans Shelbee restores the latest changes made at the time of backup along the backed-up iPhone content in full.
To restore from a latest-changes backup, run CopyTrans, connect your iPhone and hit the “Restore” button
Next, click the blue Pencil symbol on the right to select the backup to restore from
From the popup, select the latest backup entry. This entry contains all the needed and most recent iPhone content*
*NOTE: You can choose to restore from any backup in time.
Let the restore complete
This is how latest-changes backup with CopyTrans Shelbee works.