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Synchronization with Dive Log for iOS


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Synchronize your Logbook to Dive Log for iOS

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We designed Dive Log Manager to work hand in hand with Dive Log for iOS. You can take your iDevice to the dive site with you, enter all the information about the dive including site photos, GPS information, environmental conditions, and log the dive as much as you can while there and while the information is fresh. Have your buddy sign your log and get contact information if needed.
Later, when you have your MacOS machine available, use Dive Log Manager to download your dive computer and then *merge* that information into what you have already logged!
There is a synchronization panel for each iOS device that advertises that it is available. Dive Log Manager will automatically recognize compatible iOS devices when synchronization is enabled within the Dive Log app. Dive Log Manager and Dive Log use Apple's Bonjour technology to automatically configure the network communications.
If you are in a location that does not have WiFi, or the local WiFi network is not reliable, just create your own WiFi network between your Mac and your iOS devices. See this Apple Tech Note here. No WiFi router required!
There is also a manual connection panel for advanced users who use firewalls or work in areas where Bonjour is not available. It is enabled via a checkbox on the main "Synchronize" panel where you will also find detailed online synchronization instructions.
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To synchronize with Dive Log for iOS:
  • Enable Synchronization on your iOS device and either “Copy” the logbook over to your Mac, or do a “Two Way” sync to get the latest logbook onto your desktop
  • Download your dive computer
  • Select the dive(s) in the top window of your appropriate Download panel
  • Select the correct already logged dive number that you want to put the dive computer information into
  • Click Import!
  • Enable Synchronization on your on your iOS device again and “Copy” the updated logbook back to your iOS device

See these screencasts if you need more information:

Merge new dives from Dive Log for iOS and dive information from your dive computer (PDC)

Quick dive logging using DiveLogManager/DiveLogDT and merging in dive information from your dive computer (PDC)

Synchronize your Logbook to a Cloud Service

Synchronize your logbook to Apple
You can also Synchronize your logbook to a Cloud service, including iCloud. This will allow you to save your logbook somewhere other than your Desktop, and also Synchronize with other macOS Desktop machines. You can select either iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, or "Other". DiveLogDT will choose the correct folder to use based on your selection.

Initially, you will "Add/Replace Logbook TO Cloud" to put a copy of your existing logbook there. From then on, you will want to use "Two-Way Logbook Sync". This will take any differences found in the cloud logbook, merge them into your Desktop version, and then copy the result back to the Cloud.

If needed, you can also replace the logbook on your Desktop with the one found in the Cloud. In this case, you would select "Import/Restore Logbook FROM Cloud".