If you have a device on iOS 8.2 or lower (or jailbreak), use this instead. It’s faster and easier.
If you have a newer device, I recommend following Transferring worlds between iOS devices with iMazing instead as iMazing is faster than iBackupBot and helps you avoid the risk of breaking your backup.
As of iOS 8.3, tools like iFunBox can no longer access most application directories. Fortunately, this restriction does not apply to the backups make of those devices.
Disclaimer: If you do this wrong, you can break your backup, I highly advise making a backup of the backup (or backup your device through iTunes twice) if this is your first time doing this.
I advise reading through the whole guide first, and then keeping it open while doing it.
First, open iTunes, connect each device, and make a backup. You will need to make changes to both of these backups later on.
Open it up, and wait while it loads all of your backups. This can take a good amount of time due to the number of files it has to read through.
Done? Great. The UI will look something like this:
- Go to OLD backup (with the world) -> User App Files -> The Blockheads -> Library -> Application Support -> saves
Once you click on saves, you will see a TON of ambiguously named folders (one for each world). You can either “Export” all of these, or figure out which one is your SP world.
How to figure out which world you want
Before making your backup, open Blockheads on your device. Find the world you want to export, and click the options button above the play button.
Click “Host Multiplayer” and “Host Local Network” then “Host Game”.
In chat, type “/admin (Your world name)”.
Leave the world. Repeat for each world you want to be able to easily identify. Now follow the guide up to this point.
Sort the world folders by Date Modified and then look in the most recently modified folders. If it contains a file named “adminlist.txt” then double click the file and check to make sure the name in it is the name of your world. If it is, then this is the folder of that world.
Alternatively, you can open the “worldv2” file and look
<key>worldName</key> (way at the bottom of the file). I personally find checking the adminlist file is quicker.
After choosing the world(s) you want to export, click the “Export” button at the top of the screen and sit back… Again, this will take a while. Grab a book while you wait.
Now that we have exported the world, we can finally add it to our other device! Follow step #4 for the backup of the device you are adding the world to.
Once you have found the saves folder on your new device’s backup, click the down arrow at the right of the import button and choose “Import Folder”. Choose the world folder(s) you exported in step 5.
Wait for it to import… this can take a while…
Done? Great. Close iBackupBot and connect the device that will be receiving the world. Open iTunes and click “Restore Backup…”. Be sure to select the modified backup!
Click “Restore” again, and wait as iTunes restores your backup.
Done! You have now transferred a world. Open Blockheads and enjoy!
Please reply if I lost you anywhere in the guide and you need help Remember to let me know where you got lost or I can’t really help you.