How to Backup Your iPhone With TimeCapsule

Posted March 17, 2008 at 5:39pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 87786 views

These are instructions on how to install and use TimeCapsule to make backups of your iPhone. If you are using the 2.0 or higher firmware you should follow the updated instructions for Chronus here

TimeCapsule is a 3rd party application for iPhone and iPod Touch. It can keep multiple states of a particular program by saving its preferences/settings/databases. These states are restorable.

Currently, the TimeCapsule only supports backup/restore of the following apps: AddressBook’s contacts, Call History, Calendar, Installer’s sources (restore may not work due to permission problem in some firmwares, refer to FAQs for solution), Map’s bookmarks & history, Map’s caches, Notes, Safari’s bookmarks & history, SMS, Transit’s Preferences, Stocks, VoiceMail, Weather, and WorldClock

To install TimeCapsule follow these steps:

Step One
Press to launch Installer from your SpringBoard.

Step Two
Press to select the Sources tab at the bottom right of the screen.

Step Three
Press the Edit button at the top right hand corner of the screen.

Step Four
Press the Add button at the top left hand corner of the screen.

Step Five
Enter as the source address then press the large OK button.

Step Six
Press the Done button at the top right hand corner of the screen.

Step Seven
Press to select the Install tab at the bottom of the screen.

Step Eight
Press to select Utilities from the list of Categories.

Step Nine
Press to select TimeCapsule from the list of Packages.

Step Ten
Press the Install button at the top right hand corner of the screen.

Step Eleven
Press the large red Install button that appears.

Step Twelve
After the installation is complete you will be returned to the Categories Menu. Press the Home button to return to your SpringBoard. You will notice a new TimeCapsule icon on your SpringBoard.

Step One
Launch TimeCapsule by pressing its icon on the SpringBoard.

Step Two
When TimeCapsule opens you will be brought to a list of all the different items that TimeCapsule can backup.

Press to select an item you would like to backup. In this example I will choose Calendar.

Step Three
Notice we are now at a blank Calendar list. Press the backup button at the top right hand corner of the screen.

Step Four
A prompt will appear letting you know that unless you donate you can only make one backup. Press the large OK button.

Step Five
Notice now a new restore point will be created. Press this restore point to view the functions associated with it.

Step Six
A popup will appear asking what you would like to do with the restore point. You can Restore, Rename, Delete, or Email the restore point. In this example I will Restore so press the Restore button.

Step Seven
You will be prompted to confirm the Restore. Press the large Ok button.

Step Eight
You Calendar will now be restored. You can then press the Back button at the top left to return to the list of items for backup.

To learn more about TimeCapsule and its functions you can visit the software page here.

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Zeeshan - October 4, 2012 at 10:35pm
how can i install that installer u show the pics
Duran - February 20, 2011 at 10:08am
Please, repo is unavailable, this is a site new?
javi - July 15, 2008 at 12:31pm
can\'t you just drag the file to itunes? and load the file that way?
luisyo - June 16, 2008 at 12:51pm
i have a problem.. when i open timecapsule he aoutomaticall y closes after a litte time.. i need help!! i dont know what is the problem.. thankss i rally ned HELP please
Cecileva - May 5, 2008 at 6:19am
@Antonio: that message icon appears only when you have downloaded unopened emails under mail.
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