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May 21, 2023 at 5:53 PM #49454
I added a field (Check Mark), the 18th field, to a Form on the Mac, but when I look at the Form on my iPhone it doesn’t show up in the display or in the View Settings, or Customize Form settings. I’ve had this before and time doesn’t solve the problem. I Backed up the Mac files and restarted TF, but no change.
Another odd thing. I have a record on the Mac that showed up having a duplicate. I deleted the duplicate record, but on the iPhone, the duplicate continues to exist. I guess I need to delete all of those files and recreate a single one and hope it behaves?May 21, 2023 at 9:26 PM #49455
Sounds like a synching issue. How to you synchronize your two devices?May 22, 2023 at 10:21 AM #49457
Other files are syncing now, but at least this one isn’t.
I’m syncing via “Nearby”;
Device = iPhone
User = Mobile User
Available is red if my iPhone is off, and turns green when my iPhone is awake.
The “Document ID” is the same on the Mac and on the iPhone.May 24, 2023 at 10:32 PM #49470
Try modifying the field in some way on the device where it still exists. Rename it or change the field title colour. That’ll trigger Tap Forms to sync that field again. It should appear on your other devices then.May 25, 2023 at 12:56 PM #49479
Modificaations of the files still don’t make them sysc. If I archive them, delete them, then add them back again will that help? Problem would be that I would lose the data that hasn’t been synced from the iPhone.
What now?May 26, 2023 at 7:05 PM #49485
Not modifying the files. Modify the
Fieldsin the form and see what happens. That should trigger that field to be synced to your other devices.May 26, 2023 at 9:20 PM #49486
I’ve changed the icons. I’ve changed some field names.
How do you get it to sync? I’m working right next to the Mac.
Why would other files sync and at least 2 won’t?
What if I change how they are synced?
The longer it takes to get them to sync, more information in on each the Mac and the phone files that need to sync together on both files. I add data from both places.May 29, 2023 at 1:13 PM #49492
Maybe what you can do is export a Tap Forms Archive of your forms from one device and import them into the other. Tap Forms will update the records on the device you import into and also add new records that were not there. Kind of a manual one-time sync.
Do you have the Firewall enabled on your Mac? It’s possible it’s blocking connections to the Mac.
See screenshot. You want it to allow incoming connections for Tap Forms.
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.May 29, 2023 at 2:26 PM #49500
Some Forms are actively syncing automatically, and others will not sync.
My Firewall on my Mac is not turned on.
I think this may have started with a program demanding icloud connection. I think it got turned on and then I turned it off. Maybe it was my iPhone ran out of room and I was asked to turn iCloud on. After I deleted many programs so I had 10 gb room I turned iCloud off.
On my Mat iCloud is now on for Drive & Photos, not mail. On my iPhone it is off.
I see iCloud for Tap Forms on my iPhone is on – now I turned it off.
Tap Forms has all options on (Calendar, Reminders, Local Network, Camera, Cellular Data, etc)
Still, many apps are not syncing, others are.
How do I reset everything so I can get syncing for all Forms without doing an archive and syncing that way. I’ll go back to HanDBase if that is the case (even thou the program is dead).
PS. Mac OSX Venntura 13.3.1, iPhone 6S iOS 15.7.5.
May 29, 2023 at 4:42 PM #49502
- This reply was modified 3 months, 4 weeks ago by Glen Forister.
I think I solved the sync problem.
– on iPhone, while in the list of Forms,
– select Tools
– Select Sync Settings
– Compared the document ID – correct, I’ve checked this before.
The following I hadn’t done
– Syncing with these devices
It was empty and I hit the “+” button and selected my Mac.
That solved it for all Forms again…
… I hope. The couple I checked are syncing again.May 30, 2023 at 11:44 AM #49505
Ah excellent. I’m glad that you got it syncing again. Yes, you need to have your Mac listed on your iPhone and your iPhone listed on your Mac on the Nearby Sync settings screens to have a two-way sync.
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