Backing Up and Syncing between devices

If you want to change your iPhone/iPad or just want to keep a backup of your data “just in case” it’s very easy to do in PolyNome.

You can use the same method to make sure you have the same Presets/Playlists/Practice Log on multiple devices.

Note that you’ll never end up with duplicates when importing. You can import the same file multiple times and PolyNome will just ask you if you want to overwrite or skip existing versions.

Exporting

Tap the menu icon in the top left of the main page and choose the Backup option.

backup option

You’ll be presented with a menu with options to backup your Presets/Playlists and Practice Log.

backup menu options

Tapping one of these items will bring up the share sheet…

share sheet

From here you can select Air Drop or Message options.

Sending with AirDrop

If you want to send everything straight to another iOS device you can select it from the AirDrop menu. PolyNome will launch on the other device and import your backup. If some items already exist on that device you’ll be given the option to overwrite or skip them.

You can AirDrop to a Mac too. In this case a .pln file will be saved on the Mac. You can later AirDrop this back to an iOS device.

 

Sending in a Message

You can also send the backup file via email or messages. If you have the GoogleDrive app you can save to your Google drive (see this note on opening files from Google Drive)

Note that some app options (like WhatsApp) may not be able to attach .pln files.

 

Importing

Import Order

It’s best to import Presets before Playlists and both of those before the Practice Log.

If, for example, you import the Practice Log first you might see a message telling you that a number of Practice Log events were skipped because they didn’t have associated Presets.

If that happens, you can just import the Presets, then re-import the Practice Log. You won’t end up with duplicates.

Import Method

If you sent the backup file via one of the messaging options then you can import into PolyNome by tapping on the file and choosing to “Copy to PolyNome” or “Open in PolyNome”.  Sometimes this option isn’t in the most obvious place.

Here are examples of importing from the iOS mail app, Gmail, and iMessage.

Basically, in all cases, you’ll need to tap the screen if it seems like nothing is happening.

Look for an icon like this…share-icon

Tap it, then scroll until you see the PolyNome option.

Email example

email-open

 

Messages Example

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