Anyone with an existing account can use the CrashPlan mobile app to access files backed up to a cloud destination (for example, the Code42 cloud). The CrashPlan mobile app is available for Android and iOS devices.
Download the CrashPlan mobile app
Get to know the CrashPlan mobile app
Once you've downloaded the CrashPlan mobile app for your device, sign in to your account.
The first time you sign in, you must enter the server name or IP address of the destination running your organization's Code42 environment. You can get this information from your company's IT administrator.
When you choose Stay signed in, you remain signed in to the CrashPlan mobile app until you decide to sign out. When you enable this option, you don't have to re-enter your username and password the next time you open the CrashPlan mobile app. To clear your sign-in information, simply sign out and deselect Stay signed in.
You can download any file that is backed up from your account to a cloud destination. In the Code42 app, this is any destination under Cloud Destinations.
To access your backed up files:
- Select a device to begin navigating your backed up files.
- Tap a file to start downloading it to your device. A progress indicator next to the file name shows download progress. After the download is complete, tap on the file again to view it.
- Tap additional files to add them to your download queue. Files download in the order in which they are tapped.
Files downloaded to the CrashPlan mobile app can be shared via email or opened in compatible mobile apps. The CrashPlan mobile app does not back up files stored on your mobile device.
Downloaded files FAQ
- Open files within other apps on your device that support the file type.
- Edit files within other apps on your device that support the file type.
- Send files as email attachments (you must have an email account configured on your device).
The Code42 app is intended as a way to access your backup files across your devices. However, any changes you make to files downloaded with the Code42 app will not sync to the original file or other devices.
If a newer version of a file you have already downloaded becomes available, an Update option displays on the home screen.
On Android devices, if you modify a file on your device, but later download an updated version from your backup archive, the updated version overwrites any changes made on your Android device.
Tap on the file you want to stop downloading. The progress indicator disappears to indicate that the download has been canceled.
From the Downloaded Files screen:
- Android: Long-press the file you'd like to delete, and choose Delete File. To delete all of your downloaded files, press the menu button, and choose Delete All. This option deletes all files in the folder.
- iOS: Swipe right to delete individual files. Alternatively, tap the Edit icon in the menu bar, and select the files you'd like to delete, or press Delete all files to remove all downloaded files.
Mobile data usage considerations
You can download files that are as large as 500 MB. To check the size of a file before you download it:
- Locate the file.
- (Android) Long press the file name and select File Details to see the file size.
- (iOS) Touch and hold the file name to open file details, including file size.
Limit mobile data usage
If you are concerned about mobile data usage with the CrashPlan mobile app, most mobile devices allow you to restrict usage by app. For additional information, consult your manufacturer's documentation. Several resources are listed below:
- Nexus Help (Android): Optimize data usage
- Apple Help (iOS): iPhone and iPad (Cellular Models): Understanding cellular data settings and usage
You can only see and download files that have been backed up to a cloud destination. Verify that the Code42 app is running on your device and has recently backed up your files to an cloud destination.
No. It only removes it from your device.
- Android: All of the files you have downloaded remain in a CrashPlan folder on your SD card. You can delete this folder if you wish.
- iOS: All of the files you have downloaded are removed from your device. If you opened and saved a file in another app, that copy is not removed.
On the Home screen, your current backup status is listed for each device on your account. It shows last backup time, percent complete, and last backup.
No. The app does not allow you to remotely administer the Code42 app.
Certain Mac and iOS applications—most notably Keynote, Pages, Numbers, and GarageBand—save files in a proprietary Apple format called a package. A package file looks like a single file on your computer, but it is actually a folder containing multiple items. The CrashPlan mobile app treats these like any other folder. While you can download each file in the package individually, it is not possible to download the package as a single file.
No. The key is sent from the server during the sign-in process and stored in the device's memory while the CrashPlan mobile app is in the foreground and you are signed in.
If you experience issues with the CrashPlan mobile app, uninstall and reinstall the CrashPlan mobile app.
You may need to change your device's network settings if you see a "Can't connect" error on certain carriers' mobile data networks.