iCloud can be used to sync data between all your Apple devices, including your Mac.
If you have two or more devices with oneSafe (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or Mac), you can sync the data stored in oneSafe across all your devices in real time using iCloud or Dropbox. This page explains how to sync using iCloud. For synching with Dropbox, please go to this page.
Please note that iCloud synching is only available for Apple devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Mac). If you have oneSafe on an Android device and want to sync with it, you’ll need to use Dropbox.
In oneSafe for Mac, synching works at the level of categories. For each category, oneSafe lets you choose whether that category is to be synched across all your devices using iCloud or Dropbox, or whether that category is just to be stored locally on your Mac.
To sync your data via iCloud, first ensure that you’ve configured iCloud correctly on your Mac and activated iCloud inside oneSafe. To find out how to do this, please visit this page.
Synching categories with iCloud
Immediately after activating iCloud in oneSafe, you’ll be asked which categories you’d like to move to iCloud to be synched.
- Check the boxes beside the categories you want to sync and hit “OK.”
Remember, your choice is not permanent! You’ll always be able to change which categories are synched and which are not, later on, by editing the details of each category.
First time synching
The first time you activate iCloud synching in oneSafe for Mac, you may notice that some items appear “locked” and say “No data available.” These are items that were created in oneSafe on another of your iDevices and then set up for iCloud synching on that other device. Don’t worry! This situation is easy to resolve!
Simply click on these items and you’ll be asked to enter a password. This is the password that you use to enter oneSafe on the device where the items were originally created (e.g. on your iPhone or iPad). In other words, the items arrive onto your Mac protected by the oneSafe password of the device where they originated. Once you enter the password, these items will become available to you in oneSafe on your Mac and you won’t face this issue again.
Another way to sync categories with iCloud
As well as selecting the categories you want to sync when you first activate iCloud in oneSafe for Mac (described above), there’s another way to arrange for individual categories to be synched via iCloud.
- Right click on the category you want to sync and select “Edit Category.” (You can also edit any category by clicking on the “Action” button at the bottom left of the screen.)
- You’ll then see the “Detail” screen for that category. Select “iCloud” in the options under “Stored in” and hit “Done.”
And that’s it! This category will now be synched via iCloud and will be available in oneSafe on your other Apple devices that are linked to the same iCloud account (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch).
Repeat this “Edit” process for all the categories you’d like to sync using iCloud.
See at a glance which categories are synched via iCloud
From now on, you’ll notice a “cloud” icon to the right of these categories. Thus, you can instantly see which categories are synched via iCloud, which are synched via Dropbox (they have a small box icon) and which are stored only locally on your Mac (they have no icon).