HOWTO: Sync eWallet for Mac with an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad

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There are two ways to sync between eWallet for Mac and eWallet for iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch): one, using Local Wi-Fi sync, and two, using cloud sync.

Local Wi-Fi Sync

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. Start 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 Manager button in the toolbar. You must have a wallet file open on the Mac 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 Sync Manager window on your Mac.
  6. Click “Sync Now” in the toolbar, or Synchronize -> Sync Now from the menus.

Synchronization requires a Wi-Fi 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 local Wi-Fi sync, try following these tips or switch to the more automatic Cloud Sync (see below).

Cloud Sync

eWallet’s SyncPro engine on macOS has a cloud sync option. With cloud sync there is no need for a direct connection between devices to sync – and of course you can also use cloud sync as one method of creating backup files of your wallet and get it stored safely off-device and off-site.

For detailed instructions on configuring cloud sync, open eWallet’s built-in help documentation on the Mac and select Synchronization -> Cloud Sync, or see our article on Setting up eWallet’s cloud sync on macOS.

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