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Backups and Recovery Mac

If you’ve deleted a file or want to reverse recent changes from an existing one, restoring a previous version of your document is a simple process on Writer for Mac.

You have various options to recover your previous work, either through the iA Writer app or iCloud. iA Writer for Mac comes with built-in support for iCloud Drive. In addition to the advantages of document synchronization across devices, users also benefit from the extra security provided by online recovery tools available in iCloud.

Revert To

To revert to a previously saved version of a file, simply select the File menu → Revert To, then select if you want Last Opened/Previous Save or to Browse All Versions…

Last Opened/Previous Save

Reverts the document to the last opened version or the previously saved version of the file.

Browse All Versions…

Opens a new window where you can select from a list of previously archived versions. (Requires iCloud to be enabled for iA Writer)

You can use the arrows to navigate through the list (1), or select the desired date from the timeline (2), then press Restore to revert your document to this state.

Cloud Backup & Recovery

Deleted iCloud files can be restored for up to 30 days, from either the iCloud’s Restore Files (A) or the Recently Deleted folder (B).

iCloud’s Restore Files (Data Recovery)

  1. Log into icloud.com (from desktop browser)
  2. Go to the Drive section
  3. Click on Data Recovery
  4. Click on Restore Files
  5. Select desired files from list then click Restore

iCloud Drive’s Recently Deleted folder

Files deleted within the app are sent to the Recently Deleted folder. To recover these files:

  1. Log into icloud.com (from desktop browser)
  2. Go to the Drive section
  3. Click on Drive icon
  4. Click on Recently Deleted
  5. Select desired files/folders then click Recover

For the most up to date instructions on using iCloud recovery, please see the following Apple resource.

Other Cloud Storage

Many cloud storage providers (including Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive) preserve multiple versions and backups of your documents for up to 30 days.

We recommend logging into your cloud storage provider’s web console, then search for Trash or other recovery options.

Backups and Recovery

Backups and Recovery Mac

If you’ve deleted a file or want to reverse recent changes from an existing one, restoring a previous version of your document is a simple process on Writer for Mac. You have various options to recover your previous work, either through the iA Writer app or iCloud. iA Writer for Mac comes with built-in support

Versions and Backups iPhone

If you’ve deleted a file or want to reverse recent changes from an existing one, restoring a previous version of your document is a simple process on Writer for iOS. You have various options to recover your previous work, either through the iA Writer app or iCloud. iA Writer for iOS comes with built-in support

Versions and Backups iPad

If you’ve deleted a file or want to reverse recent changes from an existing one, restoring a previous version of your document is a simple process on Writer for iPadOS. You can retrieve your past work in different ways, from the iA Writer app or iCloud. Reverse Changes iPadOS Undo Function For those familiar with

Versions and Backups Windows

We’ve all been there. You open a document, only to find that 3 hours of writing progress you made the day before is…nowhere to be found! Be it due to poor cloud sync behaviour or other issue, iA Writer for Windows includes a built-in local backup of edits, just in case. Restoring Edits To restore

Versions and Backups Android

We’ve all been there. You open a document, only to find that 3 hours of writing progress you made the day before is…nowhere to be found! Be it due to poor cloud sync behaviour or other issue, iA Writer for Android includes a built-in local backup of edits, just in case. Restoring Edits To restore