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IDrive Online Backup for iOS

By IDrive Inc. Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Oct 19, 2014

IDrive is a cloud-based online backup service. The iOS application allows you to sync your contacts, calendars, pictures, and videos between your IDrive account and your device, so that you can restore data at any time. You receive 5GB of space with the basic free account to back up your data.


Clear navigation: Once you've set up the app, it is very clear how to use it. The navigation system is a basic, six-icon home screen. The icons include Backup and Access and Restore and other similarly clear images and captions. The app is easy to use right away, without any confusion.

Facebook backup: This is an interesting feature that hasn't appeared in many competing products. IDrive allows you to back up your Facebook photos and videos to your cloud account.


Redundant function: There is already a lot of competition in this particular segment, and for an app to convince you to use it instead of one of the many other available services, it would really have to stand out. This is especially true on iOS devices, which have iCloud freely available to them already. IDrive doesn't seem to distinguish itself enough to warrant yet another service of this type.

Email marketing: After signing up for the service through the app, you'll get no less than three emails immediately. One welcomes you to the service, one tries to get you to invite friends, and one gives you an extra .5GB in your account for downloading the iOS app. This seems like an inefficient and annoying way to welcome new users to the app. One email or an in-app notification would have sufficed.

Bottom Line

If you don't already have a solution for backing up your phone's data and media to the cloud, IDrive would be a worthy option. It is easy to use, and the addition of a Facebook backup function makes it a good choice for people who put a lot value in the media they post to their Facebook accounts.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.0.2

Bug fixes


Release September 28, 2017
Date Added September 28, 2017
Version 3.0.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74


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Developer's Description

Protect your digital life with IDrive. IDrive for iOS securely backs up your mobile data with Private Key Encryption. the highest level of data security available. so only you can access your files. You can backup multiple devices to one account, and sync files across your devices to access your data from anywhere. IDrive introduces Local backup using the IDrive Wi-Fi device - a complementary solution to online backup. Local backup solves the biggest problem with cloud backup - slow restores. With local backup, you can restore your data really fast. IDrive for iOS is the winner of PC Mag Editors' Choice Award. "There's a heck of a lot to like about IDrive. it can do things that none of the alternatives can." - PC Mag, September 2013. Features: Backup and Restore contacts, photos, videos, health data, and calendars with a single tap. Easily sync files between all linked devices. Link your devices to a single account and access your data from anywhere. Instagram and Facebook Backup. Selectively backup and restore files. Share files and folders over a single, secure link. Automatic upload option protects your photos and videos as soon as they are taken via wifi or cellular data. Gallery View allows you to easily slide through all your pictures and videos. Integrates with Health app to backup your health data. Security features: Private key encryption ensures only you have access to your data. Lock app with a passcode. Easily unlink devices which are lost or stolen.