Transferring your forScore library to another device

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The best way to move your entire library to a new device is through the iTunes File Sharing panel and your computer, but you can also do it through the Services panel through a support cloud storage account.

Using iTunes File Sharing

  • On your original device, open forScore and choose the Backup section from the Tools menu
  • Create a new backup file by tapping the + button in the upper right corner of the backup panel
  • Connect your device to your computer and open iTunes

iTunes 12

  • Click the small iPad icon in the upper left corner, as if you were going to adjust the syncing settings
  • Click the “Apps” button in the left sidebar that appears below the iPad info
  • Scroll down to where it says “File Sharing”, then select forScore from the list of File Sharing apps
  • In the panel that appears to the right, select all of the files listed (Cmd-A or Ctrl-A works easiest) and save them to a folder on your computer. The transfer will begin immediately with a progress bar showing at the top of the iTunes window.
  • When complete, disconnect your source device and connect the target device
  • Repeat the process to access the File Sharing panel, then add all of the files you just saved to your computer. Again, the file transfer will begin immediately, so there’s no need to sync.
  • Once the transfer is complete, launch forScore on your new device, then open the Backup panel once it’s scanned for all the new files
  • Restore from the backup you made (titled by date/time) by tapping on it and choosing “Restore Library and Settings”

iTunes 11 or earlier

  • Select your device from the list of devices, as if you were going to adjust the syncing settings
  • Click the “Apps” button near the top center of the iTunes window (next to Summary and Tones)
  • Scroll down to where it says “File Sharing”, then select forScore from the list of File Sharing apps
  • In the panel that appears to the right, select all of the files listed (Cmd-A or Ctrl-A works easiest) and save them to a folder on your computer. The transfer will begin immediately with a progress bar showing at the top of the iTunes window.
  • When complete, disconnect your source device and connect the target device
  • Repeat the process to access the File Sharing panel, then add all of the files you just saved to your computer. Again, the file transfer will begin immediately, so there’s no need to sync.
  • Once the transfer is complete, launch forScore on your new device, then open the Backup panel once it’s scanned for all the new files
  • Restore from the backup you made (titled by date/time) by tapping on it and choosing “Restore Library and Settings”

Using the Services Panel

  • On your original device, open forScore and choose the Backup section from the Tools menu
  • Create a new backup file by tapping the + button in the upper right corner of the backup panel
  • Open the Services panel in the Tools menu, choose your account, and select a folder to upload to (please note: iCloud Drive does not support multiple file selection)
  • Tap the + button to view the Upload screen and tap All to select all scores
  • Make sure PDF is selected as the Format option in the lower right corner
  • Choose Upload to start the upload process (note: this may take some time depending on the size of your library)
  • When the upload is complete, tap + again and choose the Backups view
  • Tap to select the backup file you created earlier and tap Upload
  • On the target device, open the Services panel and either log into the same account or use your cloud service’s sharing features to give another account access
  • Locate the folder that contains all of the files and tap the Edit button in the upper right corner
  • Tap the “select all” button at the bottom of the panel (a circled check mark), then tap the “download” button next to it
  • When the download is complete, open the Backup panel
  • Restore from the backup you made (titled by date/time) by tapping on it and choosing “Restore Library and Settings”

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