Choose a folder on a desktop computer which you would like to keep synced with a mobile phone/tablet:
In the Share window, click 'QR code'.
Tap '+' > Scan QR code. To be able to pick folder location on the phone, disable "Simple mode" in Sync settings -> Advanced prior to scanning the QR.
iOS (as viewed on iPad): Tap the '+' symbol -> Scan QR code
Once you’ve done that, Sync will immediately open a QR code scanner.
Point the camera at the code to capture it. When the code is captured and processed, Sync create add the shared folder. It may take the devices a little bit of time to start syncing but once it’s started, you’ll see the new folder on your mobile phone/tablet screen. A tap on the folder name will reveal its contents.
The owner of the folder can issue one of the three sharing permissions:
Read Only - you can read the data but can't make any changes to it.
Owner - on top of the Read & Write privileges, you get the right to share the folder with other peers.
For more info on permission management, refer to this article.
If you have a Read & Write or Owner permission, you can modify and update the files within the shared folder or add new ones - Sync will synchronize all the changes. You can even rename the already added folders in your file system (desktop platforms and Android).
To add a new file to the synced folder, tap 'Add file' icon at the top of the screen (doesn't appear if you have a Read Only folder).
To add new files, tap the folder you wish to update=>the dots=> 'Add Files' (won't be on the list of options if you have a Read Only permission):
To add new files, tap the folder you wish to update=> tap '+' (won't be on the list of options if you have a Read Only permission):
After some time (depends on the file size and connection speed) the new file will appear on the desktop computer.
To delete a file from a synced folder,
- first pick the folder
- tap and hold the file you wish to delete. If you'd like to delete multiple files, tap and hold the first file, then tap the other ones
- tap the dots
- choose Clear or Remove.
'Clear' deletes the actual files on this device and replaces them with placeholders.
'Remove' deletes files on all connected devices.
On iOS platforms tap the dots => Select:
Tap the the necessary files:
Tap Clear or Remove (at the foot of the screen):
To delete a downloaded file, tap and hold it for approx. 2 seconds.
If you have an Owner permission, you can continue sharing a folder from your mobile device:
- tap the "i" by the folder name
- tap 'Share'
- open the folder menu
- tap 'Share'
You can share a folder
A) by tapping a specially designated tile on the main screen (all folders for which you have owner permission will be listed there) or
B) by tapping the folder you wish to share=> tapping the 'Share' symbol when viewing files (doesn't appear if you have a Read Only folder).
* Although scanning QR code is the most convenient method of connecting folders or linking devices, alternatively, you can type in/paste the key manually by tapping the 'ENTER KEY' button:
Tip: While syncing/updating files, Sync relies on the internal clock of your device, therefore, it's crucial that the time settings on all of your devices are correct. Failure to maintain correct time & timezone may result in Excessive time difference error.