iPhone – Manually Backup SMS, Notes, Pictures, Video, MxTube Folder

3 Dec


The important folders that you may want to backup first:

  • Backup /private/var/mobile/Library
  • NotesDatabase:
    • /private/var/mobile/Library/Notes
  • SMSDatabase:
    • /private/var/Mobile/Library/SMS
  • Pictures and Video Recordings
    • /private/var/mobile/Media/DCIM/100APPLE
  • Call HistoryDatabase:
    • /private/var/mobile/Library/CallHistory
  • VoicemailDatabase:
    • /private/var/mobile/Library/Voicemail
  • YourTube Downloaded Video Folder:
    • /private/var/mobile/Media/Downloads/YourTube
  • MxTubeDownloaded Video folder:
    • /var/mobile/Media/MxTube
  • /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences (VideoLibrary.plist)

The following databases may not work directly by Copy/Paste method as they may require iTunes Syncing:

  • AddressBook DB
    • /private/var/mobile/Library/AddressBook/AddressBook.sqlitedb
  • AddressBook Images DB
    • /private/var/mobile/Library/AddressBook/AddressBookImages.sqlitedb
  • Maptiles DB
    • /private/var/mobile/Library/Caches/MapTiles/MapTiles.sqlitedb
  • Calendar DB
    • /private/var/mobile/Library/Calendar/Calendar.sqlitedb

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