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Backing Up Local Files

Safeguarding your documents is key. In this article, learn how you can back up your local files within iAnnotate.

On-Device Document Backup and Storage

Please note that local files opened within iAnnotate are exclusively stored within the app and will be deleted in the case of uninstalling iAnnotate. This occurs as Local Files are the documents saved on your device ONLY, and iAnnotate does NOT back up local files to your device or to our backend servers.

It's important to note that locally saved documents do not automatically back up to your iOS device's iCloud server. To ensure the safety of your files, please consider backing them up to another device or to a cloud storage connection.

Backup Practices We Recommend

To establish backup and seamlessly transfer files, follow these steps:

  1. Cloud Integration: To best safeguard your documents, we suggest using cloud connections. Learn how to conveniently set up a cloud-based storage location within iAnnotate here.
  2. Transferring Documents: Easily transfer your documents between different locations using iAnnotate's user-friendly features. Learn more about this process here.


By following our backup guidelines, you can keep your documents safe whether saved locally or via a cloud-storage platform.

For further assistance or more detailed instructions, please reach out to our dedicated support team at help@folia.com.

We are here to help you make the most of your iAnnotate experience!


Updated January 2024