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CopyTrans Shelbee backs up all content contained in standard iOS backup made by iCloud or iTunes including iPhone contacts, messages, calendars, camera roll photos and videos, notes, iPhone settings and apps documents*.

CopyTrans Shelbee will not yet back up, nor restore photos and videos outside the Camera Roll, as well as playlists, music, podcasts and other multimedia from the iPhone Music app. For more details refer to this article.

If your device is running iOS 8 and earlier, CopyTrans Shelbee will back up and restore all the iPhone apps with app documents and preferences.

*With iOS 9 and 10, Apple scrapped the functionality to back up apps. Now if you wish to restore your documents backed up with CopyTrans Shelbee, download the respective applications from the App Store. As soon as the apps are installed, all your documents will be restored automatically.

Additional options:

  • CopyTrans Shelbee validates the backup integrity after the backup completes.

  • You can change the default backup directory set by iTunes and find all your backups easily in the folder of your choice.

  • At any time, you can add a password to encrypt your backup: How to encrypt your backup

iTunes backup vs CopyTrans Shelbee backup

The below comparison table lists the contents that are included in iPhone backups made by iTunes versus the iPhone backups made by CopyTrans Shelbee.

Backup includes Included in iTunes backup Included in CopyTrans Shelbee backup
Contacts and Contact Favorites ipad to computer ipad to computer
Backup to external drive or selected folder ipad to computer ipad to computer
Apps ipad to computer ipad to computer*
App documents ipad to computer ipad to computer
Autofill for webpages ipad to computer ipad to computer
CalDAV and subscribed calendar accounts ipad to computer ipad to computer
Calendar accounts ipad to computer ipad to computer
Calendar events ipad to computer ipad to computer
Call history ipad to computer ipad to computer
Camera Roll (Photos, screenshots, images saved, and videos taken.) ipad to computer ipad to computer
Game Center account ipad to computer ipad to computer
Home screen arrangement. ipad to computer ipad to computer
Keychain, including passwords for email accounts, Wi-Fi and websites ipad to computer ipad to computer**
List of External Sync Sources (Exchange ActiveSync) ipad to computer ipad to computer
Location service preferences ipad to computer ipad to computer
Mail accounts (excluding mail messages) ipad to computer ipad to computer
Map bookmarks, recent searches, and the current location displayed in Maps ipad to computer ipad to computer
Microsoft Exchange account configurations ipad to computer ipad to computer
Network settings (including saved Wi-Fi hotspots, VPN settings, network preferences) ipad to computer ipad to computer**
Nike + data (including saved workouts and settings) ipad to computer ipad to computer
Notes ipad to computer ipad to computer
Offline web application cache/database ipad to computer ipad to computer
Paired Bluetooth devices (except if restored to a new iDevice) ipad to computer ipad to computer
Safari bookmarks, cookies, history, offline data, and currently open pages ipad to computer ipad to computer
Saved suggestion corrections ipad to computer ipad to computer
Messages (including iMessage and carrier SMS or MMS pictures and videos) ipad to computer ipad to computer
Trusted hosts that have certificates that cannot be verified ipad to computer ipad to computer
Voice memos ipad to computer ipad to computer
Voicemail token (not the voicemail password; only restored to a phone with the same phone number on the SIM card) ipad to computer ipad to computer
Wallpapers ipad to computer ipad to computer
Web clips ipad to computer ipad to computer
YouTube bookmarks and history ipad to computer ipad to computer

* App backup is only available for devices running iOS 8 and earlier.

** Keychain content is backed up only if you encrypt the backup with a password.

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Krasimir is an avid marketing aficionado and a tech-support specialist in charge of the English-speaking market. He grew up in Bulgaria and on the island of Mauritius where he became passionate about windsurfing and photography.