How to Transfer Fallout Shelter Save Files From iOS/Android to PC

Fallout Shelter was released on PC a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately, the Windows version does not feature any form of cross-save or cross-play support. This means that players are going to start their vaults on PC from scratch. There’s no option of accessing the cloud to import your save files from either the iOS or Android version of the game. No official support, at least.

However, you can manually access the save files in your smartphones to bring your beloved vaults over to the PC version. Before beginning, note that it always pays to be safe. Make sure you have a backup of your original save files before following the steps below.

Android

  1. Begin by accessing your file browser to locate the following in your smartphone: Local Storage/SD card/Android/Data/com.bethsoft.falloutshelter/
  2. Scroll to the bottom to find the save files for your vaults
  3. There will be two files for each vault; for example, “Vault1.sav” and “Vault1.sav.bkp”
  4. Copy both files for each vault
  5. Now, fire up your PC and locate the following: Documents\My Games\Fallout Shelter
  6. Simply copy the saved files here
  7. Start Fallout Shelter on PC and the game will automatically read the save files to show you your vault(s)

iOS

  1. Install “iExplorer” on your PC (even the DEMO mode will suffice)
  2. Connect your iOS device and run the software
  3. Browse through the list of options on the left: Backups/ Backups Explorer
  4. It might take some time for the loading to complete
  5. Select “AppDomain-com.bethsoft.falloutshelter” and open “Documents”
  6. There will be two files for each vault; for example, “Vault1.sav” and “Vault1.sav.bkp”
  7. Select all and right-click to save it on your hard drive
  8. Now, fire up your PC and locate the following: Documents\My Games\Fallout Shelter
  9. Simply copy the saved files here
  10. Start Fallout Shelter on PC and the game will automatically read the save files to show you your vault(s)
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  • Anna Lee

    I downloaded fallout shelter onto my mac through bluestacks. Do you know how to transfer the saved data I got from iExplorer to there?