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 - jp.co.bandainamcogames.NBGI0173
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?
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.