Synching via iTunes

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Note: To learn how tuse iTunes file sharing to move datafiles between iData Mobile Plus and the Mac, please first read the section on File Sharing via iTunes. These instructions will refer to procedures that are explained there.

Using iTunes file sharing to synchronize a datafile is a bit complex, but has two advantages:

1. It can be used when your WiFi connection isn't working.

2. Because the datafile is transferred over a USB cable, this procedure is perfectly secure. Although WiFi and Dropbox file transfers are probably quite secure, hackers do seem to be able to find ways to subvert such connections.

The Synchronization Procedure

1. On the iPad, move the datafile from the Private folder to the Public folder, if it is not already there.

2. Use a USB cable to connect the iPad to the Mac.

3. On the Mac, use iTunes file sharing to transfer the iPad version of the datafile from the iPad to the Mac, being sure to place it in a different folder from the Mac version of the datafile.

4. On the Mac, open the Mac version of the datafile in iData Pro, then use the  Synchronize Locally option to synchronize it to the iPad version. Please refer to the iData Pro User Guide to learn how to do this.

5. Once synchronization is completed, use iTunes file sharing to transfer the iPad version of the datafile back to iData Mobile.

6. If desired, on the iPad, move the datafile back to the Private folder.

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