Backup files allow you to restore your data if something went wrong and you want to undo an action.
Backups exist independently of your data. So, deleting a backup does nothing to what you see in the app. Each backup is a complete copy of the given profile at the given time point. It cannot be customized.
Backup files are created by the app:
- Before importing a file;
- When you turn on sync;
- When you restore data from a backup on another device;
- During every app update;
- When you delete a profile, an account, a category.
Backup files are NOT created automatically over periods (every month, every week, etc.). You can create a backup file manually: on iOS/Android, go to More > Backup and tap Add; on macOS, go to File > Backup and click Add on Windows go to File > Preferences > Backup.
Backups are stored only on the device where they were created and are not synced across devices. Money Pro server and iCloud keep and sync only the current data. Please remember, when you reinstall the app, your backups are deleted. If you want to save your backups on iOS and Android devices, select More > Backup > swipe left on the file you need to see the export option.
On Windows and macOS devices, you can click a backup with the right mouse button to find its location. On iPhones and iPads, use the Files app to access all backups at once. On an Android device, place the file to File Manager and open it with Money Pro. The default Samsung file manager appears to be bugged, please use a different one there.
Backups have the same extension and can be opened on all the app platforms. If you open a backup file on a device, the data from the backup will be pushed to all the devices connected to this one via iCloud Sync or Money Pro Sync.