Manual backups with iFunbox

There is another easy way to get a manual backup besides the great app imazing. iFunbox is another easy and free app that will do a complete backup of your iPad. Fortunately it’s easy to use and fast.

Connect your iPad and run iFunbox, then choose unrealBook under App File Sharing to access your files.

Simply, connect your iPad to your Mac or PC, then run iFunbox and use the disclosure triangles on the left to access App File Sharing and unrealBook. The right side will show all of your files. Command-a will select all files and command-click will select or deselect single files. Use the Copy To Mac button to copy all the selected files to the Mac. That’s it! Now you have a manual backup of all of your files. (Note: do not copy the inbox when copying the files back to the iPad or another iPad – just skip that folder).

Web Interface

It is possible to drag and drop files directly onto your computer browser to add files to unrealBook. To do this you need to enable expert mode.

Go to Settings->Globals->Functions and turn on expert mode.

Go to Settings->Globals->Functions and turn on Expert Mode.

Then go to the action menu and choose Open Web Interface.

A small window will appear giving you an IP address to type into your web browser on your computer. The iPad and computer must be on the same WiFi network.

Type the http:// address shown in the window including the trailing /

Your browser will show a window containing the unrealBook files. You can drag PDF and MP3 into it. It is a listing of the unrealBook Documents folder.

Getting files into unrealBook with MacOS Catalina

Things have changed drastically with Catalina – this may change after the beta is done – hopefully for the better. To get your files into unrealBook or unrealBook Mobile, connected the iPhone or iPad to a Mac. Open a Finder window. (The files are now accessed directly in the Finder). Click on the iPhone/iPad icon on the left and click on Pair if it asks. You will need to unlock and “trust” the computer.

Click on device on left and then click on Files

Then once the apps are listed under Files, you can click the disclosure button to show the files. Be patient as it can take a while. Drag files into the files area to add them to the iPhone/iPad. Unfortunately you cannot shift select files to delete them.