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How to Backup Your iPhone With TimeCapsule

Posted March 17, 2008 at 5:39pm by iClarified
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.
How to Backup Your iPhone With TimeCapsule

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

Step Three
Press the Edit button at the top right hand corner of the screen.
How to Backup Your iPhone With TimeCapsule

Step Four
Press the Add button at the top left hand corner of the screen.
How to Backup Your iPhone With TimeCapsule

Step Five
Enter http://repo.databinge.com as the source address then press the large OK button.
How to Backup Your iPhone With TimeCapsule

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

Step Seven
Press to select the Install tab at the bottom of the screen.
How to Backup Your iPhone With TimeCapsule

Step Eight
Press to select Utilities from the list of Categories.
How to Backup Your iPhone With TimeCapsule

Step Nine
Press to select TimeCapsule from the list of Packages.
How to Backup Your iPhone With TimeCapsule

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

Step Eleven
Press the large red Install button that appears.
How to Backup Your iPhone With TimeCapsule

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.

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

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.
How to Backup Your iPhone With TimeCapsule

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 TimeCapsule

Step Four
A prompt will appear letting you know that unless you donate you can only make one backup. Press the large OK button.
How to Backup Your iPhone With TimeCapsule

Step Five
Notice now a new restore point will be created. Press this restore point to view the functions associated with it.
How to Backup Your iPhone With TimeCapsule

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.
How to Backup Your iPhone With TimeCapsule

Step Seven
You will be prompted to confirm the Restore. Press the large Ok button.
How to Backup Your iPhone With TimeCapsule

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.
How to Backup Your iPhone With TimeCapsule
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Zeeshan
Zeeshan - October 4, 2012 at 10:35pm
how can i install that installer u show the pics
javi
javi - July 15, 2008 at 12:31pm
can't you just drag the file to itunes? and load the file that way?
luisyo
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
Cecileva - May 5, 2008 at 6:19am
@Antonio: that message icon appears only when you have downloaded unopened emails under mail.
Cecileva
Cecileva - May 5, 2008 at 6:14am
@Antonio: that message icon appears only when you have downloaded unopened emails under mail.
Peter
Peter - May 2, 2008 at 3:58am
@ luisyo: experienced same problem after installing the update. Uninstalled Timecapsule, rebooted my phone and reinstalled it, no problems at this time.
luisyo
luisyo - May 1, 2008 at 12:46pm
hi.. 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
Antonio
Antonio - March 21, 2008 at 10:55pm
Hey men how do you do to put the message icon on the top of the screen on the iphone? im on 1.1.4.
Antonio
Antonio - March 21, 2008 at 6:45pm
Hey men how do you do to put the message icon on the top of the screen on the iphone? im on 1.1.4.
soller
soller - March 19, 2008 at 6:05pm
If you email it for yourself, after a restore can you open the backup file from mail ? If not, here's the idea for the next version. Actually it could automatically email the file to yourself.
Peter
Peter - March 18, 2008 at 4:04pm
@Grimlock: then the backup is gone too...Solution: after creating a specific backup, email it to yourself and save it on your Mac or PC. In case of problems you can do a restore after reinstalling TimeCapsule and transferring the backup file using winscp.
Grimlock
Grimlock - March 17, 2008 at 11:14pm
@Iclarified - Nice, but what happens when one restores the Iphone? Does this backup still remain if the Iphone was restore to OTB conditions? Anyone?
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