Backup! Various methods

Please do backups regularly. Here are various ways to backup from easiest to hardest.

First, make sure you have an iCloud backup. If you have to pay 99 cents/month to upgrade iCloud, please do it.

iCloud backups

Then proceed with a manual backup. There are several ways to do this.

If you have a relatively recent iPad (gen 6 and later with sufficient space) , it is possible to Airdrop all of your files to a computer. Go to Settings->Utilities and choose Airdrop Documents to Computer. This will use Airdrop to send the entire Documents folder to a computer. This will be a complete backup of unrealBook files.

Use Airdrop Documents to Computer to make a complete backup of your files if you have an iPad Pro

You can use Catalina/Monterey/Ventura and later MacOS to create a backup. SEE THIS PAGE.

You can use iExplorer. I tried this in demo mode and was able to download all of the contents of unrealBook. The app is reasonably priced at $40.

Check out iExplorer.

Another way is to use iFunBox. (iFunbox is not signed. So use at your own risk. To open, right-click on app and choose Open). It may display an error, but you can still double-click on the unrealBook folder in App File Sharing and access your files. I just tested this with Sonoma 12/27/23. It does copy.

Here is how to backup and copy to another iPad with iFunBox.

Here is how to backup and copy to another iPad with iMazing which is an amazing paid program. (Note: iMazing has a new licensing which charges per device). I don’t like this licensing but the program still works great.

(old and outdated) Before Catalina, the fastest and most reliable way is to use iTunes.
This method will backup only the unrealBook music files and works well.

The following methods require you to restore the entire iPad if you need to recover the backup:
Make a complete backup of your iPad via iTunes.

iCloud backup is another method but it requires you to recover the entire iPad.
How to use iCloud backup:

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