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Jessica Lares
Nov 2, 2012, 08:14 PM
You can't backup apps, but you can pretty much save copies of everything else from the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini using PhoneView. Only requirement is that you're running OS X Leopard and have iTunes v9.2 or newer.

Tested with my Power Mac G5 and iPad Mini.



Michael Anthony
Nov 3, 2012, 02:48 AM
Heh, actually bought Phoneview 2.8.4 today, I've got an iPhone 5 and a G5 running Leopard and iTunes 10.6.3. All of Phoneviews' stuff works perfectly. I pretty much use it to just archive SMS messages and the call history, but yeah, it's nice :)

Jessica Lares
Nov 3, 2012, 07:42 AM
Heh, actually bought Phoneview 2.8.4 today, I've got an iPhone 5 and a G5 running Leopard and iTunes 10.6.3. All of Phoneviews' stuff works perfectly. I pretty much use it to just archive SMS messages and the call history, but yeah, it's nice :)

Oh yeah, it's a great piece of software! I got it free with MacHeist a couple of years ago and have been using it ever since. It's so much more robust compared to iTunes.

eyoungren
Nov 5, 2012, 11:55 AM
Worked with it this morning. You can add photos and videos to your Camera Roll as well. The trick is you have to rebuild the Camera Roll database to make them visible though.

Using the File System viewer in the PhotoData folder, delete the Photos.sqlite files. Disconnect and reboot the phone. Open up the Images app and your Camera Roll will now be blank. But be patient and it will rebuild the database with the new images/videos (your albums should also be intact).

If you don't force it to rebuild the databse you can copy over stuff but your phone will never see it.

Finally got a Honeymooners episode from my DVR to my Mac to my iPhone and this last bit was part of the process. Now that I know how to do it, it's a matter of streamlining the process. Unintuitively, it turns out that video recorded by your phone is stored in the Camera Roll. That means within the file system it's stored in the DCIM folder. I'm not sure it matters, but I followed the naming convention I found there for my video.

Not sure where "actual" video (i.e., video you can see via the Videos app) is stored, nor if anything placed there other than actual purchases or downloads would show up.

I'm guessing you can get ringtones in somehow as well, but I've only glanced at that right now.

yly3
Nov 24, 2012, 02:47 PM
I have downloaded the demo version of 2.8.4 and I have an iPhone 5.

The camera roll appeared automatically and I managed to drag-n-drop a video from iphone to finder.
However, can I add music from mac to iphone ? At least with the purchased version. If it was something like 10$ I would bought it anyway, but 30$ is something worth considering.