Dropbox Backup and Restore

The Dropbox backup and restore feature allows you to backup all of your content just in case there is ever a problem. I have hundreds of hours invested in adding and organizing Scripture passage and prayer requests. Do I want to start over? Never! That’s why it pays to backup your data on a regular basis. (If you don’t already have a free Dropbox account, click here to sign up for one.) Just as important as protecting your data is the ability to use Prayer Prompter on more than one iOS device and be able to move from one to the other whenever you want.
Dropbox backup and restore is located in Global Settings. (Tap the little wheel on the upper right side of the dashboard.) DB-1
Tap “Dropbox Backup/Restore”.DB-2
Tap “Backup to Dropbox” and then “Backup Now”. A set of backup files is saved each time you backup. Drop browser-2A

Note: Only the files that have changed since your last backup get saved. This reduces backup time.

If you have an iPhone and an iPad, you can use Prayer Prompter on either one of them or both. When you want to move from one to the other, use Dropbox to backup your content on the one you are using and restore to the other one. DB-2

Just be sure to always backup from the device that has the latest information before restoring to the other one.

If you don’t use Dropbox, someday you might want an answer to one of these questions.

1) What if I don’t have a Dropbox backup and I move to a new iPhone or iPad? Once you replace your device, you can restore everything including Prayer Prompter from you old device by using iTunes “Manual Backup and Restore” feature. Note you must backup your old device manually in iTunes so that you can restore it manually to your new device.

2) What if I don’t have a Dropbox backup and I accidentally delete Prayer Prompter or it just quits working for some reason? You can restore/recover Prayer Prompter from a previous iTunes backup BUT you will be restoring everything else that was on your device at the time the backup was made. Restore your device from an iCloud or iTunes backup. Note: iCloud automatic backups do not include data stored internally in apps such as Prayer Prompter.

If you are running iOS 8 and Dropbox Backup and Restore has stopped working: It is because Dropbox “turned off” the old version of their software on June 28, 2017 having replaced it with a new version. What to do? Get along without Dropbox and risk losing your content at some point or get a newer device that runs iOS 9 or later. If and when you decide to do so, you can move everything from your old device to the new one including your Prayer Prompter content by using iTunes “Manual Backup and Restore” feature. (In other words, you must backup your old device manually in iTunes so that you can restore it manually to your new device.) This is the only way to preserve your Prayer Prompter content. Then, on your new device, upgrade Prayer Prompter to the latest version in the App Store and you will once again be able to use the Dropbox Backup and Restore feature. If you don’t know how to do this, go to your nearest Apple Store and they will do it for you for free.