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Before we introduced the selective restore and apps management functions in DiskAid, if you did not wanted to lose data upon upgrading to a new device or just at any given time wanted to reclaim some storage space, you had only one choice: delete the data. Now you can save it for later.
Two most common use cases are normal users gathering data and gamers.
Pretty much everyone accumulates data in their iPhone over time, would it be messages, pictures, (or both as attachments in MMS). The only way to reduce this bulk using iTunes is destructive so users are forced to upgrade for more storage, whether through more physical storage on the iPhone or on iCloud.
Gamers (even casual ones) pay a big toll to storage, games nowadays typically use between 1 and 2GB of data storage. In most case downloading the latest sequel of Infinity Blade means deleting the former. And deleting an app in usual terms means deleting “all of it’s data” - i.e. the game progression.
Upgrade = Supersize
So upon upgrade, each year as a new iPhone version hits the shelves of the Apple stores, the same question arises, and the answer reflects the embarrassingly repetitive same trade off:
Should you just restrain yourself and start with a fresh install (because your current storage cannot be restored to a smaller device), or do you upgrade to more storage and continue to add to your mountain of accrued data.
DiskAid is a Game changer (literally)
No matter what, most storage is used by data you only want to keep and you don’t necessarily need to have at hand. DiskAid lets you keep this stuff on your computer and selectively restore what you need from your computer to your device. In other words, DiskAid can save you money on iOS storage.
DiskAid lets you park all apps and keep them frozen onto your computer for later - if you want to finish that game or need your movie archive in VLC for your next flight.
And also, next time you upgrade to a new phone, you can get rid of all the bulk data and choose from the following data set(s) the one(s) you want to restore and the ones you’ll keep safely backed up on your computer.
- Apps (Selected or all)
- Apps Data
- Call history
- Voice memos
- Safari bookmarks
Selective backup/restore and apps management are currently free features in DiskAid. So you have no excuse for saving money on your next device purchase. Get it here.