Oh, yeah — I remember now

Time is a jet plane, it moves too fast.
Oh, but what a shame if all we've shared can't last.
— Bob Dylan

Step 1: Uploading Files

Required:

31bb7ba8914766d4ba40d6dfb6113c8b614be442 | AddressBook.sqlitedb


Optional: (include one or more)

5a4935c78a5255723f707230a451d79c540d2741 | CallHistory.storedata

3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28 | sms.db

7c7fba66680ef796b916b067077cc246adacf01d | ChatStorage.sqlite

If you use Gmail, check this box to include emails sent from your Gmail account.
You may be redirected to Google for authorization.

Please enter the timezone you'd like to display the dates in.


Maximum file size is 1024M. Large files may take several minutes to upload and process.

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".