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How to Backup Your iPhone With Chronus

How to Backup Your iPhone With Chronus

Posted October 17, 2008 at 10:30pm by iClarified · 95267 views
These are instructions on how to install and use Chronus to make backups of your iPhone.

Chronus 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, Chronus supports backup/restore of the following default apps: Contacts, Call History, Calendar, CameraRoll, Maps (bookmarks & history), Maps (caches), Notes, Safari (bookmarks & history), SMS, Stocks, VoiceMail, Weather, Webclips, WorldClock, and YouTube (bookmarks).

You can also backup and restore data from applications downloaded from the iPhone App Store.

To install Chronus follow these steps:

Step One
Press to launch Cydia from your SpringBoard.
How to Backup Your iPhone With Chronus

Step Two
Press to select the Sections tab at the bottom right of the screen.
How to Backup Your iPhone With Chronus

Step Three
Press to select Utilities from the list of Sections
How to Backup Your iPhone With Chronus

Step Four
Press to select Chronus from the list of packages.
How to Backup Your iPhone With Chronus

Step Five
Press the Install button at the top right hand corner of the screen.
How to Backup Your iPhone With Chronus

Step Six
Press the Confirm button at the top right hand corner of the screen.
How to Backup Your iPhone With Chronus

Step Seven
After the installation is completed successfully press the Return to Cydia button.
How to Backup Your iPhone With Chronus

Press the Home button to return to your SpringBoard. You will notice a new Chronus icon on your SpringBoard.
How to Backup Your iPhone With Chronus



HOW TO USE CHRONUS
Step One
Launch Chronus by pressing its icon on the SpringBoard.
How to Backup Your iPhone With Chronus

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

Press to select an item you would like to backup. In this example I will choose Calendar.
How to Backup Your iPhone With Chronus

Step Three
Notice we are now at a blank Calendar list. Press the backup button at the top right hand corner of the screen.
How to Backup Your iPhone With Chronus

Step Four
Notice now a new restore point will be created. Press the blue arrow on the restore point to view the data saved for backup.
How to Backup Your iPhone With Chronus

Step Five
Press the button at the top left to return to the restore point list.
How to Backup Your iPhone With Chronus

Step Six
Press this restore point to view the functions associated with it.
How to Backup Your iPhone With Chronus

Step Seven
A popup will appear asking what you would like to do with the restore point. You can Restore, Delete, or Email the restore point. In this example I will restore so press the Restore button.
How to Backup Your iPhone With Chronus

You Calendar will now be restored.

Step Eight
You can now return to the list of items for backup by pressing the Chronus button at the top left. Or if you would like to email yourself the backup, press the restore point.
How to Backup Your iPhone With Chronus

Step Nine
Then press Email from the popup menu that appears.
How to Backup Your iPhone With Chronus

Step Ten
Mail will open with the backup as an attachment. You can now send it to any email address you like.
How to Backup Your iPhone With Chronus
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Leopolo
Leopolo - December 5, 2008 at 5:26am
To Colin 1. Read : Cydia : Home : User Guides : Copying files to/from Device 2. Look at : var/mobile/Library/Preferences/TimeCapsule And do what you want !
michele evans
michele evans - July 19, 2009 at 7:41pm
how can i use chronus or how do i use chronus with my 500gig TIMECAPSULE? IT SAYS ON THE BOX OF TC & THE MANUALS THAT U CAN BACKUP UR IPHONE USING TC? COULD SOMEONE PLZE EXPLAIN HOW THIS ALLWORKS PLEASE, I ALSO HAVE CHRONUS BUT HOW DO I BACKUP MY IPHONE?PLEASE HELP IM REALLY LOST & CONFUSED ,THANYOU MY EMAIL IS queenofcoins66@yahoo.co.uk
michele evans
michele evans - July 31, 2009 at 5:23pm
CAN YOU HELP ME ,IM REALLY CONFUSED HOW MY 500G TIMECAPSULE BACKSUP MY IPHONE ,COULD YOU OR SOMEBODY EXPLAIN AS SIMPLY AS POSSIBLE HOW THIS IS DONE ? AS I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA HOW IT WORKS,MANY THANKS
Colin
Colin - October 19, 2008 at 3:37pm
What can you do with a backup once you've emailed it somewhere? Can you somehow import it back into Chronus? Here's what I'd ideally like to do... Do an ITUNES restore of my iphone to a version from a month ago (i.e. before I lost all of my SMS messages). Use Chronus to backup my SMSs. Then do an ITUNES re-restore my fresh install of 2.1, and use Chronus to restore my SMSs. My question is, how do I retain the Chronus backup file? I thought it had the answer with the 'email' option. But how do I get the emailed backup file back on to a new build of my iphone? Any help appreciated, because the official website/tutorial sucks. thanks C.
LaLa
LaLa - October 19, 2008 at 2:53pm
I have used this before the tutorial and it's amazing! Really helped out after I broke up with my significant other (deleted everything) and then got back together. Really easy to use!!
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