This article describes how to retrieve and restore backups of your collection. Note that this article largely describes legacy methods since newer versions of Quotemarks simplify the backup and restoration using the Files app in conjunction with a cloud storage provider like iCloud.
Once you have a backup there are two methods available to you to retrieve or restore it depending on your device. You have a choice between using the iOS's built-in Files app or File Sharing through iTunes.
Note that restoring your collection is not the same as importing your collection: Restoration takes a backup that was generated from Quotemarks and does so without loss of any metadata. Importing takes a backup coming from another application where there may be some limitations in what can be imported.
This very brief walkthrough previews the restore experience. Import_Tabular_Data_Package
Backups via Files
You can retrieve and restore backups through Apple's Files app. For additional information on Files read "Use the Files app on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch".
Retrieve a Backup
Note: In newer versions of Quotemarks I encourage you to store your backups on a cloud storage provider using the Files app. You can still save documents within the Quotemarks folder locally on your device, and you can still retrieve old backups that you stored locally from older versions.
Legacy StepsTo retrieve a backup, open Files and navigate to `Browse > Locations > On My iPhone` and then to `Quotemarks > Backups`. Long tap the backup you want to retrieve and select "Copy." Navigate to `Browse > Locations` and select your storage provider such as iCloud Drive. Find where you want to save it then long tap in the empty space and select "Paste."
Restore a Backup
To restore a backup start by placing it on your iCloud Drive or on other storage provider. In Quotemarks, navigate to "Backup & Restore" and select "Import Tabular Data Package from Files". In Files navigate to
Browse > Locations and select your storage provider. Find and select the backup's location.
Legacy: For older apps without the "Import Tabular Data Package from Files" optionTo restore a backup start by placing it on your iCloud Drive or on other storage provider. Open Files and navigate to `Browse > Locations` and select your storage provider. Navigate to the backup's location, then long tap the backup to bring up a menu of options. Select "Copy." Navigate to `Browse > Locations > On My iPhone` and then to `Quotemarks > Backups`. If you are missing a `Backups` folder, create one. Long tap in the empty space and select "Paste."
Backups via iTunes File Sharing
An alternative method is using the File Sharing feature in iTunes by connecting your device to your computer. For additional information on File Sharing with iTunes read "About File Sharing on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch".
With iTunes already installed, connect your device to your computer and open iTunes. In the top left of the window, click the device icon. Navigate to
Settings > File Sharing and then select
Apps > Quotemarks. To retrieve a backup select the
Backups folder and click "Save to..." or drag and drop. To restore a backup click "Add..." to drag and drop. Make sure that your backups are contained within a folder named
Backups. If you are missing a
Backups folder, create one.