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Settings on mobile platforms


This is a description of the Sync Settings panel on major mobile platforms - AndroidiOS and Windows Phone. For instructions on how to access it, click here.

Android

     

1. Identity details. Shows your user and device names as well as certificate fingerprint. 
2. Use mobile data. Select this checkbox to allow Sync to transfer data when only mobile data is available. Leave the checkbox clear if you want to use Wi-Fi only.
3. Use notifications. Enables/disables Sync activity notifications as well as pending approvals in the Android notification area. Please note that starting with ver. 2.0.99 this setting is removed and notifications are enabled at all times. 
4. Activates/deactivates Sync auto-start. 
5. Battery saver. Click 
here to read the article about Auto-sleep and Battery saver.
6. Auto-sleep. Click here to read the article about Auto-sleep and Battery saver.
7. Opens Advanced settings (see below).
8. Shows the details about the Sync build/version installed on this device. Also provides the links to Privacy policy, Terms of use and lets you rate Sync. 
9. Allows you to send your feedback:

10. Turns simple mode on/off. To learn more about Simple Mode, read this article.
11. Shows/hides hidden files in the folder view.
12. This is the default directory where new Sync folders will be created after you scan a QR code or enter a Key. 
13. Makes it possible to copy key when sharing a 1.4 folder or backup. Key is available for copying only, not for sending by email. Key is copied to clipboard from where is may be pasted to any convenient means of transferring key to other peers (mails, messengers, etc.)
14. Android Gallery accumulates media from all locations on your device. Once this option is checked, Sync will inform Gallery about newly arrived media so it will appear there automatically. 
15. Allows you to configure proxy settings for your Android device.
16. Allows you to change system language. 

iOS



1. Allows or forbids using your mobile internet to sync data.
2. Forces backup to work only if you are in Wi-Fi range (option available only when cellular data usage (#1) is allowed).
3. Allows to protect your Sync (and all files in it) with a pin-lock (see below for details).
4. Shows advanced settings (see below for details).
5. Yields information about the Sync version as well as links to Privacy Policy, Terms of Use and the App Store where you can rate Sync and leave your review.

Set Up Passcode:



6. Allows the setting of a new 4-digits passcode (will ask twice for confirmation).
7. Allows the change of the passcode, available only if it is already set.
8. Allows for the deletion of all Sync data if the wrong passcode was entered 10 times.

Advanced Settings:



If proxy is disabled (toggle at #10), the rest of the settings will be unavailable. Note that Sync will establish direct connection between 2 peers only if at least one of them is not behind proxy. If both are proxied, they will have to connect via a Relay server. 
9. Turns Proxy on and off.
10. Proxy type. Regular HTTP is not supported as Sync cannot work over HTTP.12. 
11. Server's IP or DNS name.
12. Server's port.
13. Turns authorization on and off, showing or hiding #14 and #15.
14. User name for authorization through proxy.
15. Password for authorization through proxy.
16. Makes it possible to copy key when sharing a sync folder or backup. Key is available for copying only, not for sending by email. Key is copied to clipboard from where it may be pasted to any convenient means of transferring key to other peers (mails, messengers, etc.).

Windows Phone 



1. Yields information about program version as well as lets you send your feedback and rate Sync.
2. Shows your name (the identity name you chose upon running Sync for the first time), device name and certificate fingerprint as it is shown to other users.
Note that you can change device name: to do so, tap 'edit'.
3. Controls notifications in your notification area. It appears when you receive approval request after sharing your folder.
4. Allows or forbids using your mobile internet to sync data.
5. Allows to set 4-digit passcode to protect your files in Sync.
Note that if you forget your code you won't be able to access your Sync and synced files from your WinPhone device. You'll have to re-install the app, losing all the downloaded within the app data (it will remain intact on other peers).
6. Shows advanced settings.

Advanced settings:



7. Makes it possible to copy key when sharing a sync folder or backup. Key is available for copying only, not for sending by email. Key is copied to clipboard from where is may be pasted to any convenient means of transferring key to other peers (mails, messengers, etc.).
8. Turns Proxy on/off.
Once Proxy in enabled, you'll need to set the type of proxy (Note that HTTP is not supported as Sync cannot sync files over HTTP.) as well as Server IP/URL, port and decide whether authorization is required. 
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