Initiating Data Communications with your device

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Initiating Data Communications with your device

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To access and copy data such as Messages from your iPhone, TouchCopy needs to read from a temporary backup of your device. If you click the messages tab in TouchCopy, the software will attempt to create a temporary backup to read from. If this is the first time using TouchCopy on your computer, this backup may take some time, depending on how much data there is to backup on your device.

Occasionally, users may experience either a long or infinite wait here when the software displays 'initiating data communications'. This may occur if there is a problem with creating this temporary backup of your device.

TouchCopy initiating data communications

To resolve this issue, follow these steps...

  1. Close TouchCopy and open iTunes.
  2. Connect your device > click on your device icon > under Backups, please click 'Back up Now'.
  3. Once the backup is complete, close iTunes.
  4. Open TouchCopy as administrator (Right click on the TouchCopy icon either on your desktop or in your programs folder. Click 'Properties' and then go to the 'Compatibility' tab. On here please choose to 'Run this program as an administrator'. Once done press 'Apply' and then 'OK'.)
  5. Launch TouchCopy, which will now read from your new iTunes backup.

Further Information

Creating a backup of your iPhone in iTunes means that TouchCopy will be able to read your messages from your backup.

Create iPhone backup in iTunes

Running TouchCopy as administrator ensures that the program has the correct permissions to copy data to your PC.

Run program as administrator Windows PC

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Latest Comments

Jaspreet Khangura wrote...
TouchCopy states that it cannot find any messages on my device, but there are tons of messages on my device. Please help. I tried backing up my phone to iTunes and it still didn't work!
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Jaspreet Khangura Please open a support ticket on our online helpdesk detailing which version of TouchCopy you are using as well as the version of iOS that your device is running. This will enable us to better assist with this issue.