Ios 8.3 apple locks down access to 'documents' in apps

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Wegee, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. Wegee macrumors member

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    Really bad news for who (like me) don't use itunes/icloud backup but instead uses the itunes alternatives like syncios, itools etc.
    From ios 8.3 seems impossible to get access to the app document-share to backup data app-by-app. The only way to do a selective backup is now gone, it was perfect damn apple.

    Anyone has found a solution already?
     
  2. saudor macrumors 6502

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    I downgraded to iOS 8.2 since the signing window is still open. guess I'll be stuck on this version forever.
     
  3. CTHarrryH macrumors 65816

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    from what I read on other posts software like iTools etc. need to have updates which the vendors are working on. Apple locked down some stuff for security reasons.
     
  4. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Locking down IOS is a positive not a negative.
     
  5. Interstellar macrumors newbie

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    If it's for security reasons though, I'm compelled to accept it.
     
  6. bushido Suspended

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    I lost my Agent Alice and Maze Runner game progress bc of that stupidity!
     
  7. I7guy macrumors G5

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    That's what Apple said, at least. It its for security reasons I'm for it as well.
     
  8. Wegee, Apr 19, 2015
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    Wegee thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, they can say it's for security reasons, but is nothing new that they just want to be in control of the device. It's a shame because this made really easy to manage savegames or other apps and restore the device: I helped many friends with itools and syncios when they had problems with their device (and for a reason or another it happened a lot).

    Anyway, doing some research, and waiting for the developers to update their apps, I found out that we can extract from the backup the data we want and put it back, It's not much convenient but is something.


    update: donwgraded to 8.2 both on iphone and ipad and I'm fine like this, the selective backup is too useful to me now.
     

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