We already talked about iMazing here on the website and how complete this app is. If you do not support iTunes but still manage your iPad and / or iPhone through it, it is very worthwhile to know the app. But this article is not about iMazing. I mean, since I’m going to introduce you to iMazing Mini.
It has a very simple premise, but one that will please many of you: simplify and offer more options for backups of your devices.
IMazing Mini makes encrypted backups of your iDevices, as you choose the most suitable place to store them (be it on your Mac, an external HDD, a USB stick, etc.). But the best part you don't need to connect your iGadget to the Mac for backup. The only exception is the first because it is quite large, the app requires it to be made with wire; the following ones, as they are incremental, are done very quickly, so you can choose to do them wirelessly.
And there is another strength of the iMazing Mini: since the backups are incremental, you can go back to a specific backup (very similar to the operation of Apple's Time Machine), not getting stuck to a single stored version. In addition, you can also configure the frequency of backups according to what you like best, how many backups you want the app to store (one week, one month, etc.) and still be notified if the backup is delayed (based on frequency you determined).
Of course, the scenario varies from user to user but, at least here, the iMazing Mini fit like a glove. I have a Mac with a 512GB SSD and I'm using up almost all the space. Since I prefer to make local backups of my iPhone instead of using iCloud for this, I end up occupying precious gigabytes with this backup file generated by iTunes.
Although I have an AirPort Time Capsule (which has an internal HDD), throwing this backup over there (I followed this tutorial for that) did not work very well here because, even sticking the iPhone on the Mac, everything took a long, long time .
With the iMazing Mini, this problem has been partially resolved. I got an incredible 64GB back as I chose a folder on Time Capsule as a destination. The backup is still slow (since I'm storing everything on the external HDD and transferring the data over a wireless network), but with a big difference: as it is now done daily, automatically even without me sticking the iPhone on the Mac and still on top of incremental, I just “don't even notice it's being done”.
In addition, the iMazing Mini has very interesting extra features that include a battery level monitor with advanced information about it, an option to be notified when the device is running out of battery, viewing advanced device information (UDID, serial number, IMEI, chip model, etc.), possibility to put the device to sleep, turn it off or restart it (including over Wi-Fi) and more!
The application is completely free and is in testing phase with support for iOS 11 beta, if you are using it. For these and others, it is worth the download!
Update by Rafael Fischmann 07/18/2017 s 19:08
The iMazing Mini left the beta phase today and is officially launched. The developer DigiDNA also announced that it plans to release a Windows version of it soon.