Backblaze Mobile 2.0 for iOS

By | June 15th, 2015

Backblaze Mobile for iOS

Easy Remote File Access

Backblaze is proud to announce that Backblaze Mobile 2.0 for iOS is now available for your iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini or iPod Touch to access, download, experience and share the files you have backed up with Backblaze Online Backup. Supporting a wide assortment of iOS devices and packed with new features like, Touch ID support and landscape mode, Backblaze Mobile 2.0 for iOS is available and ready to download today in the App Store.

What’s new with Backblaze Mobile 2.0?

Easy Access – We added Touch ID support to version 2.0. This gives you the ultimate flexibility in how you access the data you have stored with Backblaze. Simply adjust the options in the “Settings” panel within the app to fit you.

If you have set a private encryption key on your account you will always be required to enter that key before gaining access regardless of the selections in the “Settings” panel.

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Thumbnails – Once you have downloaded a photo or image, a thumbnail of that file will show in your “Browse List” panel. This makes it easy to select just the right photo to share.

Portrait or Landscape – Nearly every screen in the Backblaze Mobile app can be viewed in either Landscape or Portrait mode. With this feature and pinch and zoom support, you’ll always be able to get the best view of your downloaded photos and files.

Backblaze Mobile in Landscape

More Devices – We utilized the Apple Adaptive User Interface so Backblaze Mobile for iOS now runs on nearly every mobile Apple device. Here’s a list of devices that Backblaze currently supports:

Backblaze Mobile 2.0 for iOS Supported Devices
iPhone: 4, 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, 6 and 6 Plus
iPad: iPad2, iPad (3rd gen), iPad (4th gen), iPad Air and iPad Air 2
iPad Mini: iPad Mini (1st gen), iPad Mini 2 and iPad Mini 3
iPod Touch: iPod Touch (5th gen)

These devices are supported running iOS 7.1 through iOS 8.3.

Improved Search – Pull down the Backblaze Mobile search bar and you can find the file you are looking for across all your files or with a single folder. Type in the first few letters of the file you are looking for, then hit “Search,” and all the files that begin with those letters will appear in the file list.

Backing Up Your Mobile Device

There are several different strategies for reliably backing up all the data on your mobile device. Our iPhone Backup Guide discusses the pros and cons of using cloud services such as iCloud and syncing services such as iTunes to back up the data on your Mobile devices.

To learn more about Backblaze Mobile for iOS please visit our Backblaze Mobile for iOS Web page or take a look at the Backblaze Mobile for iOS Frequently Asked Questions in our Customer Resource Center.


Andy Klein

Andy Klein

Director of Product Marketing at Backblaze
Andy has 20+ years experience in technology marketing. He has shared his expertise in computer security and data backup at the Federal Trade Commission, Rootstech, RSA and over 100 other events. His current passion is to get everyone to back up their data before it's too late.
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  • s1000

    Absolutely love the service, and absolutely love always having all my files with me at all times – great work on the latest version – even though it’s already been half a year :-) – if I was to suggest just a super tiny improvement, that would change the app into super great, it would be a solution to have those thumbnails available even without downloading the entire image (or images) – I find myself searching for a specific image in a folder with hundreds of images and each file takes a pretty significant amount of time to download. This would of course only count for images while other filetypes would be a simple generic file-icon. I know you’re not Dropbox, but the way they solved this seems to be perfect inspiration :-) – crosing my fingers and can’t wait to see what the next version brings.

    Touch ID was BIG addition, thanks!

    • s1000

      Anyone seeing this?

  • Shawn Miller

    Do not trust cloud too much. Binfer on the other hand bypasses cloud storage servers making it very safe to send secure data. About cloudless sharing.

  • Stefan

    The new app crashes immediately when trying to open it on my iPad… :-(

    • Well that’s no good! Assuming you’ve tried to uninstall and reinstall it? If so and it’s still misbehaving, can you contact support so they can get your info to our devs? Reach them here ->!

      • Stefan

        No, I didn’t. I don’t like the idea of doing that after an app update. But surely it did help! Thanks!

        • It is a bit weird in this day and age, but for whatever reason if something doesn’t work for me, I revert back to the tried and true 1999 methods of tech support :D

          • Stefan

            Yeah – but I try to avoid it. If I uninstall an app I lose all data in the app. But sometimes it seems to be the only solution! And in this case there was not so much to lose.
            BTW: really love the Touch ID possibility! Absolutely wonderful!