Backup & Deleted Wallets feature on iPhone & iPad


eWallet® 8.12 for iPhone & iPad includes a new feature for saving copies of deleted and changed wallets. These local copies of your wallet can come in handy for restoring an accidentally deleted wallet, or going back to an older version of your wallet to retrieve important information.

Wallet Backups

If not disabled or restricted (see Backup Settings), eWallet will make a local, internal copy of your wallet for safekeeping.

A backup is made no more than once a day when a wallet is opened and has been changed since the last backup. Syncing a wallet may also make a new backup using the same criteria.

To see the backup copy/copies, tap on More (3 dots) → Backups & Deleted Wallets and look for the wallet in the Wallet Backups section of the screen. From this screen you’ll see your wallet name, the number of backups, and the space taken by this wallet’s backups. If you have more than one internal backup copy for the wallet, then tapping on the wallet name will show you a list of the backups. From there, tapping on a specific backup will allow you to view information about the backup, review the contents of the backup, restore the backup wallet, or fully delete it.

Please see the important Caveats information below.

Backup Settings

The Wallet Backups feature has its own settings. To configure the local backup copies, tap on More (3 dots) → Backups & Deleted Wallets, then tap on the gear icon.

  • Disable Automatic Backups: when turned on, eWallet will no longer make internal backup copies of wallets; this setting does not affect deleted wallets
  • Maximum Space to Use: set how much space on your device you want to dedicate to the internal backups; eWallet will not save backups if they would exceed this limit
  • Minimum Backups per Wallet: if you use the Maximum Backup Age to delete older backup copies, then this option ensures that at least a minimum number of internal copies are kept
  • Maximum Backups per Wallet: you can set the maximum number of internal copies that are kept for each of your wallets; once that maximum is met, eWallet will delete the oldest copy in order to save a new internal copy
  • Maximum Backup Age: this setting can be used to delete internal copies after a set number of days

Deleted Wallets

When you delete a wallet from your list of wallets, it’s now moved to the Deleted Wallets area for safekeeping. To see the wallet file, tap on More (3 dots) → Backups & Deleted Wallets, then scroll to the Deleted Wallets section. From there you can view information about the wallet, review the contents of the wallet, restore the wallet, or fully delete it.

Please see the important Caveats information below.


These backups and deleted wallets are internal, local copies and are not a substitute for a good off-device backup. In addition:

  • Like all iPhone & iPad apps, when you delete the app, all its internal data is deleted by the device; this includes the local backups and saved deleted wallets
  • These local backups and saved deleted wallets are not synced to the cloud or other devices
  • If your device is lost or damaged, these local copies go with the device, and can’t help you restore your wallet

For the reasons listed above, we highly recommend off-device backups of your important wallet files. This can be achieved by syncing your wallet to the cloud, to another device, and to a computer. You can also periodically send your wallets off-device via AirDrop or email. A whole-device backup, such as that offered by Apple’s iCloud backup service is also a good idea.

More questions?

If you have any questions about the eWallet’s internal backups on iPhone or iPad, please contact us!

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