I had everything working perfectly between my Mac and my iPhone with cloudkit. Then I tried to do what I referenced above and when I did, it started throwing all kinds of errors when I tried to add my iPad.
So last night I figured I would go to Bonjour. That seemed to work fine with my iPhone. But my iPad does not see my iMac. It is on the same network and everything. So I’m at a loss to explain why this is not working. I can’t see the location it doesn’t exist. Screenshot attached.
Clearly I jumped the gun here on several occasions. My apologies. I was just so excited to get this done.
So maybe I should back up and ask you a couple of more simple questions first.
I have a new iPad Pro 12.9 inch M2. Also the latest iPhone pro max. These need to sync to the databases on my old Mac Pro trashcan.
I have the 200 gig plan from iCloud. And my databases are, combined, somewhere about 20 gigs. A little bit less.
Which is the better way to sync. Bonjour or cloud kit (or something else)? Most of the time I am right here in my home office. I got the iPad so that I could travel and move around and still have all of my databases even more able to be used. In general there’s not much need to synchronize things until I’m back to my home office. I will try and upload a screenshot to show you what my iPad sees or doesn’t see as the case may be regarding bonjour.
Once we’ve established the best way to go, maybe then I should delete everything off of my to iOS devices and start fresh to have no problems. Could you point me to the best way to do that if that is your best advice as well.
For which ever way is best, could I please get some very specific and newbie type directions as to how to engage the suggestions offered.
Working with all of this does not come natural to me. And it seems that I am on quite a learning curve. But I’m certainly willing.
Hard for me or others to sort through all your screen shots. But if you review the above, and start at the beginning, Looks like with your last screen shot “KEC@kenricks-mac-pro” is your Mac? So click through.
You ask if Bonjour or Apple’s services is better. Bonjour works well. Apple’s stuff–not so well, as you are noticing. Setup Bonjour, then work on Apple. Might make it work. You can have both active.
Thank you. I will take that advice. I’m so thrilled this is syncing now very quickly and effectively.
One more thing, in setting up my iPhone with bonjour, I accidentally engaged all of the databases. They have all synced just fine. But I don’t need a few of them really. I do have the space for it with no problem on my phone. But if I wanted to remove a couple of them, how would I do that to free up the space?
Clue. Just delete the database where you do not need but do not delete all copies on all devices else you need to restore from your system backup. You do have system backups don’t you? That also touched on in the outstanding “DEVONthink Manual”.