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HOWTO: Sync eWallet for Mac with an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad
Views: 11042 Created: 08-12-2010 08:25 Last Updated: 07-02-2013 16:28

To set up sync with your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, first make sure you have a wallet on the Mac with the same name and password as the one on your iPhone, iPod, or iPad. If you have a wallet on the Mac that is not on the device yet, the sync process will ask to copy it over the first time you sync.

To create a wallet on your Mac, start eWallet and go to File -> New. Make sure it has the exact same name and password as the wallet on your Apple mobile device.

Then, set up the sync partnership:

  1. Connect your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to a wireless network that your Mac can access. If your Mac is connected via Ethernet (hard-wired) to your wireless router or to a network with a wireless access point, you will also be able to sync in most cases.
  2. Open eWallet on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad and tap the synchronize button (arrows in a circle) at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Open your wallet file in eWallet on your Mac and click the Sync Setup button in the toolbar, or pick Synchronize -> Setup from the menus. You must have a wallet file open to do this.
  4. Click "Add", then click the iPhone/iPad/iPod button and follow the instructions. You may be asked to enter the IP address from your device - you will find it at the bottom of the black synchronization screen displayed on your device.
  5. Click "Close" to close the Synchronization Setup window on your Mac.
  6. Click "Sync Now" in the toolbar, or Synchronize -> Sync Now from the menus.

Synchronization requires a WiFi network that your Mac and Apple mobile device can both connect to. Unfortunately, Apple does not allow access to the USB connection or the iTunes sync process for non-Apple software.

If you cannot set up sync, try following these tips.

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  • Platform: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac OS X