How do I start syncing Contacts Journal data using CloudSync?

Before you start using CloudSync, here are some important things to keep in mind:
  • CloudSync uses your iCloud account on your device to store and sync your data. We the developers have no access to this data, since it is protected behind your iCloud account
  • CloudSync lets you automatically and seamlessly sync your data between multiple iOS devices running Contacts Journal, including iPad, iPhone, and Mac. The option isn't enabled by default inside Contacts Journal. You have to explicitly enable it yourself
  • you have to be signed in to the same iCloud account on all your devices
  • You should also enable iCloud Drive. On iOS, go to the Settings app -> iCloud -> make sure "iCloud Drive" is On; On Mac, open System Preferences app -> iCloud -> make sure "iCloud Drive" is On.

To start syncing Contacts Journal data with CloudSync:

1. Enable the CloudSync sync option:

iOS: on More -> Sync Settings, select the “CloudSync” option

Mac: in Contacts Journal Preferences -> Sync -> press the "Sync Setting" button (it should say "None"). Select "CloudSync"

2. If this is the first time you are syncing Contacts Journal to CloudSync, you should confirm the “First Time CloudSync Upload” alert. This will start uploading your data to iCloud. This can take a few minutes, depending on the size of your database. You also need a working WiFi connection to do the initial upload.

3. After the intial sync is complete, enable CloudSync on the 2nd device's Contacts Journal app again, and confirm that you want to sync with the “Existing Data” alert. Please note: this will replace the local data on your 2nd device with data from iCloud. The two databases will not be merged at this point.

Once both devices are setup with CloudSync sync, changes you make on one device will automatically sync over to the other device running Contacts Journal.

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