How to Sync eWallet for macOS with an iPhone or iPad via Wi-Fi

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eWallet® for macOS offers full synchronization with your iPhone or iPad using a local wireless network. Use the built-in SyncPro® to quickly and easily synchronize as many wallets as you like directly with your mobile device. A more automatic alternative to this direct method is covered in Cloud Sync.

The simplest way to set up synchronization with your iPhone or iPad is to start eWallet on your device and then press the Sync button (a pair of circling arrows) then press Sync Setup. eWallet on the iPhone/iPad walks you through the entire process. The instructions below provide detailed information about the various one-time steps in that process.

Once the partnership has been successfully completed, you can use the Synchronize Your Wallet instructions below to sync your wallet.

Create a Partnership

Before you can synchronize eWallet for macOS with eWallet for iPhone & iPad, you must first create a partnership between the computer and mobile device. This is a security measure than ensures that whenever you sync, your wallet is always synchronizing with the computer and device you think it is.

Follow the one-time steps shown below to create a new partnership in eWallet between your Mac and your iPhone or iPad.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, start eWallet, press the Sync button (an icon with two circling arrows), then tap Sync Setup and follow the instructions on the screen (which are also outlined below).

  2. Open eWallet on your Mac with the wallet you want to sync with and click Sync Manager on the toolbar.

No wallet file on your Mac?

If you don’t already have the wallet you want on your Mac (say you started with your iPhone and the wallet is only on that device), then one more thing. Create a new, empty wallet on your Mac (File → New) making it the same filename (e.g., “My Wallet”) and use the same password as what you have for the wallet on your iPhone or iPad.

  1. In the Sync Manager window, click on the Add button.

  2. Choose the Device Sync button, then click on the iPhone/iPad button. (You may be asked to enter the IP address from your device — you will find it at the bottom of the synchronization screen displayed on your device).

  3. At the Setup sync for iPhone & iPad window, select your device from the list provided and click OK.

  4. At the Enter Authorization Code window, enter the five digit authorization code that now appears on your iPhone or iPad, then click Submit.

  5. When asked by eWallet for macOS if you want to Synchronize, click Yes.

  6. You may see a message indicating the wallet does not exist on the iPhone/iPad side, and see a question like, “Would you like eWallet to create it?” In this case, click Yes.


If you cannot set up syncing via a local Wi-Fi connection, try following these tips; alternatively, consider the more automatic syncing via the cloud.

Synchronize Your Wallet

Once you’ve created a partnership between your iPhone or iPad and your Mac, you can synchronize your wallet whenever you need to. The key to synchronizing directly is that you must start sync on both your Mac and your iPhone or iPad. Follow the steps below to synchronize your wallets.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, start eWallet, press the Sync button (an icon with two circling arrows), then press Synchronize.

  2. Open eWallet on your Mac and click the Sync Now button on the toolbar.

Once you’ve completed these steps, eWallet does the rest. If you are synchronizing more than one wallet you may be prompted on the Mac side about whether you want to sync a selection of the wallets.

Cloud Sync Alternative

An alternative to local Wi-Fi sync, where you have to coordinate syncing between your mobile device and your Mac, is syncing via the cloud. With Cloud Sync, your iPhone or iPad and Mac sync independently to your own cloud account, so you don’t need to coordinate the two and syncing is much more automatic. See Cloud Sync for a description of how this works, and Sync information by platform for the supported cloud services.

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