TapSpeak Choice backups can be used to keep safe copies of your setup and to copy setups to other devices. The backup is stored as an XML file so you can even make changes to your setup in the XML file using any XML-friendly editor.
When you’re viewing any board, go to the About menu and at the bottom is the backup/restore button. Tap that button to bring up the backup/restore screen.
In the backup/restore screen, you can initiate backups and you can select whether you want to include photo and recording data. Tap the backup database button to create a backup. The backup will run for a few moments. When it’s completed you will have a backup of your data on your iPad.
The Include Photos and Include Recordings switches let you omit photo and recording data, which can be quite large, from the backup. You would do this usually only for testing backups or under the direction of TapSpeak Customer Support.
Restoring a Database
To restore a database, you need to have a backup file. If there are none listed copy a backup file from your computer using the instructions in the next section.
Select a backup from the list of backups and then tap the Restore Database button. The restore will run for several moments. When a restore is complete you should restart the app in order to ensure the data is properly reinitialized.
Save Backup to Your Computer
To really have a safe backup, you need to copy it from your iPad to your computer. If the backup is only on your iPad and you lose the iPad or you have to restore it, you may not have a good copy of your setup.
To copy a backup from your iPad to your computer, connect your iPad to your computer. In iTunes with your device selected, click the Apps tab. Scroll to the bottom of screen to File Sharing section. Click on TS Choice and you’ll see a list of the backup files that are on your iPad. You can drag and drop the file to a folder on your computer or use the Save to… button to save the file.
To restore your Choice database from a backup on your computer, drag and drop a backup file from your computer onto the iTunes document list or use the Add… button. Connect your iPad to your computer and iTunes will copy the file to your iPad. In the Choice backup/restore screen, select the backup file and tap restore database. If you sync all your iPads to the same computer, you’ll need to drag the desired backup file to each iPad as you go to sync them. You can also send the backup file to anyone using Choice and they can restore that file to their iPad.