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Confusing Bundle ID names

Dave Markham Jul 11, 2015 12:27PM CDT

Does anyone have advice on how to find apps in the Backup Explorer whose names aren't evident in the Bundle ID? At least I think that's what I'm referring to. For example it's fairly obvious that

App - com.halfbrick.FishOutOfWater

refers to the game Fish out of Water. Even ones that aren't blatantly obvious, like

App - com.pangea.nano2

can be recognized as Nanosaur 2.

But then there are ones like

App - com.hotheadgames.ios.team1game6
App -

The producer of each game is obvious and can be searched for in iTunes, but which game in my library this particular folder belongs to is a big question mark.

Sometimes, when these names are undecipherable, there are clues based on files inside their Library and Preferences folders, but that's rare. I have eight games on my iPad that I'd like to backup data for, and I have no idea how to find which ID belongs to them. Any ideas on how I could play detective to a deeper level?

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Mike Jul 13, 2015 05:53PM CDT Macroplant Agent

The Bundle ID is entirely created by the developer of the app. They just need to put it in reverse domain format. What I normally do when I can’t figure out the exact Bundle ID for an app is just do a web search with the app name and “bundle ID”, and you usually find a website with basic info about the app which includes the ID.

Another option is to just contact the developer of the app. You should also mention to them how iTunes File sharing should be enabled so that people can access their files better in iOS 8.3 or later.

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Dave Markham Jul 15, 2015 02:34PM CDT
I was able to use the site to search for the apps and discover the bundle IDs of the ones that confused me. However, for a few of the games, the ID listed on the site doesn't match any of the folders in the Backup Explorer folder in iExplorer. Since (I presume) the search folder feature of iExplorer only searches the current folder level, could the apps' info be in one of the folders with names that don't include bundle IDs (as a random example, something like "Database Domain;" basically, anything that doesn't start with "App - ")?

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