iPhone Wifi Backup to Local Drive

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by applepi_loganm, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. applepi_loganm macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2019
    Needing recommendations on an app that will do the following:
    1. Automatic photo/video backups through wifi to local drive (NAS or PC/Mac HDD)
    2. Ability to schedule backup time and select exact folder location
    3. Automatic backups should work in the background, for example at night when phone is on charger
    4. Path of transfer does not leave local network - does not use any external internet data
    5. Pictures/Video at backup location are easily browsed in Finder
    6. (not required) would be cool if backup also included complete iPhone backup/restore capability

    I've spent hours searching the internet and have found only a few apps that are close to what I'm looking for, but so far haven't found an app that meets all of my requirements. I've found some backup apps that only save to their cloud, or doesn't allow me to browse the pictures, or just doesn't give the control I want. Maybe someone has experience with a paid app that does all of this that they would like to recommend!

  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
  3. applepi_loganm thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2019
    Thanks! Imazing seems great for backing up my phone automatically and to a specified file location, and some other great features as well. I probably will invest in it!

    But what it doesn’t do, that i was originally wanting, is save my photos to a file folder (outside of the backup). I tried PhotoSync, but it was not automatic and didn’t work in the background of the phone. Imazing is soooo close to what i want as far as how it operates, i just want the pictures accessible from the Mac to organize and browse and edit.

    Thank you!

  4. JennyBright macrumors newbie


    Jul 16, 2019
    So have you come up with the ideal app according to your needs? Curous cause I might need something like you in the future.
  5. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    Imazing was on sale recently for $16.00. The discount code is Deal20, if it is still accepted.

    I have been using it for several years. Excellent app. Apple offers are pale in comparison.
  6. applepi_loganm thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2019
    If Imazing would let you browse the pictures in the file folders, then it would be perfect!

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