Instructions if you DON'T have a backup-extractor

To begin, you must direct iWas to the latest backup files for your iOS device. These files have long and complicated names and are stored in an obscure "library" on your computer. Here's how to find them:

MacOS: Click "Browse" and navigate to —
[User's home directory]/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup

Windows 7, 8 or 10: Click "Browse" and navigate to —
\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

These are your backup files. Open the folder you find there (or the newest folder if there are several).

To upload your "Contacts" (required):

  • Look for a subfolder whose name is "31"; in that subfolder you'll find a file with this full name: 31bb7ba8914766d4ba40d6dfb6113c8b614be442
  • Click "Open" and then "Upload".

To include your phone calls:

  • Look for a subfolder whose name is "5a"; in that subfolder you'll find a file with this full name: 5a4935c78a5255723f707230a451d79c540d2741
  • Click "Open" and then "Upload".

To include your text messages (iMessage and SMS):

  • Look for a subfolder whose name is "3d"; in that subfolder you'll find a file with this full name: 3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28
  • Click "Open" and then "Upload".

To include your WhatsApp texts:

  • Look for a subfolder whose name is "7c"; in that subfolder you'll find a file with this full name: 7c7fba66680ef796b916b067077cc246adacf01d
  • Click "Open" and then "Upload".

To include Gmail, check the Gmail Messages box.

To ensure that calendar events are synchronized to your timezone, select the correct Timezone from the menu.

When all configurations are complete, click "Continue".

Instructions if you DO have a backup-extractor

You don't need a backup-extractor to find and upload the needed files, but it makes the process a bit more straightforward (or at least plain-English).

Once you have located the backup you want to use for your iWas calendar, extract some or all of the following files to any location on your computer. (You may need to use your backup-extractor's "expert" or "explorer" mode to see the file structure of the backup). Only "Contacts" are required; the others are optional.

Contacts
Home Domain/Library/AddressBook/AddressBook.sqlitedb

Calls
Home Domain/Library/CallHistoryDB/CallHistory.storedata

Texts
Home Domain/Library/SMS/sms.db

WhatsApp Texts
Application Domains/group.net.whatsapp.WhatsApp.shared/ ChatStorage.sqlite

Then use the "Browse..." buttons to locate the files you extracted and the "Upload" button to upload them. When all uploads are complete, click "Continue".