This page describes how to sync your Road Trip vehicles with multiple iOS devices.
If you haven't already set up Dropbox in Road Trip, please see the Dropbox Set Up Instructions.
The Sync Settings are available from the Dropbox Settings screen: Info -> Backup and Sync -> Dropbox Settings -> Sync Settings.
|Enabled||Set to "ON" to enable syncing.|
|Vehicles||Select which vehicles to sync with Dropbox.|
|CSV Files||When enabled, Road Trip will include CSV versions of each vehilce synced to Dropbox.|
|Automatic Sync||When enabled, Road Trip will automatically sync with Dropbox whenever data is added or edited.|
Note: The Vehicles list will display a "Loading" indicator while it loads the list of available Dropbox vehicles.
To set up sync for the first time, begin on your main device that contains all up-to-date vehicle information.
Important: If you have previously synced data between multiple devices in prior versions of Road Trip, using the email or Dropbox backup/merge methods, ensure that the data is merged and up-to-date on your main device. Matching vehicles on other devices will be archived and replaced with the version from your main device.
Open the Sync Settings page and enable sync. The Vehicles list will display a "Loading" indicator as it connects to Dropbox for the first time. Wait for the Vehicles list to finish loading.
Tap the "Vehicles" row to display a list of available vehicles.
The Vehicles List displays all vehicles available for syncing. The list includes both vehicles on your device and vehicles available from Dropbox. The icon next to each vehicle indicates whether the vehicle is located on your device, in Dropbox, or both.
|This vehicle is on your device and will be uploaded to Dropbox.|
|This vehicle is available in Dropbox and will be downloaded to your device.|
|This vehicle exists both on your device and in Dropbox, and will be synced.|
|An old pre-sync version of this vehicle exists on your device. It will be archived and replaced with the current version in Dropbox.|
If this is the first time you are syncing with Dropbox, all vehicles will have an up-arrow to indicate that they will be uploaded to Dropbox. Once uploaded, these vehicles will be available to other devices.
Return to the Sync Settings screen and tap the "Sync" button to perform the initial sync. Road Trip will display the Sync Progress screen to indicate the progress of the sync operation.
When the sync finishes, tap the "Done" button to return to the Sync Settings page. Your primary device is now set up for syncing.
You may now repeat these steps on each of your secondary devices.
You can enable automatic sync from the Sync Settings screen. When enabled, Road Trip will automatically sync with Dropbox whenever you add or edit entries in Road Trip.
Automatic sync occurs when you exit Road Trip and return to the home screen. If you return to Road Trip before the automatic sync has completed, you will see a message indicating that a sync is in progress. You may tap the "Cancel" button to cancel the sync and return to Road Trip.
To initiate a Dropbox Sync, tap the menu button in the top-right of the Info screen, and select Sync To Dropbox from the menu:
Road Trip will then display the Sync Progress screen and begin connecting to Dropbox.
Press the "Cancel" button in the top-right corner of the screen at any time to cancel the sync operation. Note: Poor network conditions may cause a sync operation to stall or fail with an error code. If this occurs, tap "Cancel" then try to sync again.
The status of your Dropbox backup is displayed on the Sync and Backup page.
A green checkmark indicates that the vehicle's backup is up-to-date (i.e., all recent changes have been synced to Dropbox). A yellow alert indicates that there are new entries that have not yet been synced to Dropbox.
Under normal conditions, Road Trip only syncs vehicles that have been modified since the last sync operation. You can force a full sync by toggling the "Enabled" switch on the Sync Settings screen. This will cause Road Trip to download, sync, and upload all vehicles.