Data loss is a real and present concern when using any device, never mind a mobile device. Breakage, loss, or catastrophic software failure can all mean that you lose all local data. We’d like to avoid this.
To that end, this guide is designed to help you set up an automatic backup from Notability to Google Drive. This means that every note and folder in your Notability app on your iPad will be uploaded to Google Drive for safe keeping. In a worst-case scenario, your data stays safe and protected on Google’s servers to easily be retrieved later.
Please note – You should continue to use Notability to edit the documents you had been working on in the Notability app. This process simply provides an automatic back up of your Notability notes.
Step 1: Go into your Google Drive app.
Step 2: Click the Plus symbol in the upper right corner of the Drive app.
Step 3: Choose “New Folder” from the list of options.
Step 4: Name the folder something reasonable.
Step 5: You should now see the folder in your Google Drive app.
Step 6: Go into your Notability app and click the small gear in the lower right corner.
Step 7: Choose “Automatic Backups” and select “Google Drive” from the options.
Step 8: Select the correct folder for the backups (the folder you created above in Google Drive).
That’s it. It will take some time to sync – especially the first time that you sync – but you will end up with a .pdf of every Notability note you have safely stored in your Google Drive.
Welcome to having your data safe.