With Documents, you can sync a folder from cloud storage using the smart 2-way sync. The files from a synced folder are available locally on your device so you can work with them when you’re offline. This way, you can sync the same folder on your iPhone and iPad, and Documents keeps files up to date between both your devices as well as cloud storage.
First, you need to connect to your cloud storage in Documents. Documents works with iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, OneDrive, Office 365, Yandex Disk, Windows SMB, and any other storage which supports the WebDAV/FTP/SFTP protocol connection. If you can't find the storage of your choice among available options, please check its support website. If the storage supports WebDAV/FTP/ SFTP/SMB protocols, you can configure the connection and access it in Documents using the supported protocol.
You can also sync a folder once you open it:
Once the sync is complete, the full copy of the synced folder is available in the Synced folders tab or folder in the My Filessection in Documents on your iPad or iPhone. All new files and modifications within the synced folder automatically sync with the cloud storage server and vice versa. The automatic sync is enabled in Documents settings by default.
Note: Your data syncs automatically when the following conditions are met:
If you work with files in a synced folder while you're offline, changes will sync once you're online, and Documents is launched.
By default, Documents syncs changes automatically once you connect to Wi-Fi. If you want to sync your edits manually, you can disable automatic sync:
If you want to stop syncing particular folders, follow these steps:
After disabling automatic sync, you can sync folders manually. Just tap Synced folders, open the needed folder and pull down from the top of the screen to sync it.
There are two other ways to sync folders manually:
When you sync folders that contain subfolders, your file structure looks like this: Documents/My Files/Synced folders/The folder you synced/Subfolders or files.
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