Transferring your forScore library to another device

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If you’ve just upgraded to a new device, the best way to get up and running is to follow Apple’s setup instructions and restore from a recent iTunes or iCloud device backup, if available. If that isn’t possible, or if you prefer not to do so, you can use forScore’s Backup panel to migrate your data instead. We strongly recommend using iTunes’ File Sharing panel and transferring your data via a computer, but you can also use forScore’s Services panel if you have a supported 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
  • Access the iTunes File Sharing panel from your computer
  • In the documents panel, select all of the files listed (Cmd-A or Ctrl-A works easiest) and save them to a folder on your computer; the transfer begins immediately with a progress bar showing at the top of the iTunes window
  • When complete, disconnect your source device
  • On the target device, first check to make sure “automatic fetching for new files” is disabled in forScore’s settings panel
  • Connect the target device to your computer
  • Repeat the process to access the File Sharing panel, then add all of the files you just saved to your computer (the file transfer begins immediately)
  • 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, first check to make sure “automatic fetching for new files” is disabled in forScore’s settings panel
  • 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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