Backing up your Iphone App saved game/app data

If you have multiple iOS devices, you may run into a problem of transferring apps to other devices and keeping the saved data in that game or application. A good example of this is a app called My Japanese Coach which I use from time to time. Well, I sure as heck don't want to have to go from lesson 1 all the way through lesson X to get back to where I left off. If you redownload this app from the app store you will be left with a blank slate and will have to start the game over from the beginning. Luckily there is a way to avoid this. You will want to download a software called iExplorer.

Available here:
iExplorer - http://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/

This will allow you to navigate through your iphone and pull out the game data of your apps. Just browse through and look inside the app folder. The save data is usually stored in the documents folder and is a file name something.dat. Drag this onto your desktop, then connect your other iOS device and navigate to the same app folder and add the file to that folder replacing whatever saved .dat file is in there. Now you will have your old data back. Enjoy!

If you struggle with this, check out this video tutorial explaining it in more detail:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XXHqS5joJw

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