Apple Posts Instructions On Using iSync To Back Up Data

Apple has added a new article to the Knowledge Base explaining how to back up and restore your iSync data. Appleis Knowledge Base (sometimes referred to as the KBase) is a central location for all of Appleis support documents and other important information.

Have you ever accidentally let the battery in your PDA go dead, only to find out that the data on the PDA wasnit backed up anywhere? Apple is offering instructions on how to prevent such data loss using the "Back Up My Data" function of iSync. While iSync has been available for some time, judging from the e-mails we get at TMO, there is still a lot of confusion on what iSync can do, and how to do it. This KBase article is a must-read for people looking for a back up solution. From Apple:

iSync provides an easy way to back up and restore synchronized data. The Back Up My Data command in the Devices menu creates a copy of the data from the last sync. When you choose this command, iSync creates a duplicate of the Last Sync Data. The Backup folder content changes when you choose the Back Up My Data command and there are changes to your data. You can also use the Revert to Backup and Revert to Last Sync commands to restore your data.

You can use Address Bookis Backup command and iCalis Export command, too. If youire a .Mac (pronounced "dot Mac) member, you can use the Backup application that comes with your membership to back up your Address Book and iCal data. For more information, search Mac Help for "backing up Address Book" or iCal Help for "exporting."

To back up your data using iSync

  1. Open iSync.
  2. Choose Devices > Back Up My Data. The latest version of your application data is now backed up.

Note: You will not see any notification that a backup has been performed.

You can read the full Knowledge Base article at Appleis Web site.