7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 26, 2012 8:32 PM by Zodler
Zodler Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I like to have a backup of my files so that I dont have to redownload everything on a new device. That's why I always buy all my apps, music, books on iTunes on a PC and then sync that to a device.

 

So for the moment I have been able to keep a copy of my apps, music, book purchases on my PC. My problem is with Newsstand issues. Since they are in-app purchases and the magazines are downloaded on the device, I dont have a copy of them on my PC.

 

How can I extract or keep a copy of my Newsstand issues on my PC? I think this is important because each issue is quite large like 500MB and you cant always redownload them fast enough. And imagine if your device is full and you want to delete an issue but keep a copy on a drive.


iPad 2, iOS 5.0.1
  • Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7 (24,930 points)

    I don't think that's possible. I believe the presumption is that you download, read, delete. Or don't delete but it's on your device, not on your PC.

  • Zodler Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think they should make it possible to download them through iTunes or keep a copy on another drive. 2 magazines will take up 1 GB which is quite alot and you will run out of space soon.

  • Kilgore-Trout Level 7 Level 7 (29,200 points)

    Zodler wrote:

     

    I think they should make it possible to download them through iTunes or keep a copy on another drive. 2 magazines will take up 1 GB which is quite alot and you will run out of space soon.

    Which is why with most publishers, you have the ability to redownload if you wish. There is no need to keep a copy on a drive.

  • Zodler Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    There is. You dont always have access to fast internet to redownload large files.

  • Dralibah Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am with you 100% I have subscription to 2 magz each time I update my iPad I need to redownload which cost more time and money any solution?

     

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  • Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7 (24,930 points)

    an update should not erase the content. Do you back it up/sync it before you do the update? Sync/do the backup, update teh software, then the ipad will be restored from that backup and be like it was before.

     

    The inability to backup/store files locally is likely an anti-piracy measure. Or at least i'm sure that was a thought. Kinda hard to illegally pirate copies of a magazine if you can't ever get them off your device.

  • Zodler Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    When you backup with itunes on your drive, it does not contain your magazine issues.

     

    The anti-piracy argument doesn't work because all of the books and comics that you buy on itunes are downloaded localy to your hard drive and you have a copy. They can DRM protect the issues.

     

    Actually this is the reason that I dont buy from amazon kindle anymore and buy my books on itunes so that I can have a copy on my drive.