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How do I backup all my data?

  1. Go to the Data screen and tap Backup.
  2. The name of the backup defaults to the current date. You can leave it or change it to whatever you like.
  3. Tap Save.

Now the standard iOS share sheet appears. There are multiple ways you can store this backup file. If you are signed in to your iCloud account Files is a good option. If you have a Dropbox account that works good too.

Here are the steps for Files:

  1. Tap Save to Files.
  2. Tap iCloud Drive.
  3. Tap the folder icon at the top of the screen.

How do I copy everything from one device to another?

  1. Make sure your other device is on and that PackCheck is installed.
  2. On the device with the data you want to copy go to the Data screen and tap Backup.
  3. The name of the backup defaults to the current date. You can leave it or change it to whatever you like.
  4. Tap Save.

Now the standard iOS share sheet appears. There are multiple ways you can get this backup to your other device. You can use AirDrop. You could also send the backup to yourself using Messages or Mail. Or you could save the file to Files or Dropbox and retrieve that file with the other device. If you are familiar with AirDrop and it is enabled on both devices, it is the easiest.

We’ll show the steps for AirDrop first:

  1. Tap AirDrop (again, this is on the device with the data you want to copy).
  2. When your other device appears on your screen tap it. If you have any questions about setting up AirDrop this Apple support article might help: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204144
  3. The other device will launch or switch to PackCheck and a message will appear asking if you want to merge the backup with the existing data or replace it. It’s up to you and it depends on the circumstances. If you choose Replace there will be one more message just asking if you’re sure.
  4. Whichever one you choose a spinner will appear for a few seconds and then the screen will show the data from your other device.

Here are the steps for Mail:

  1. Tap Mail.
  2. When the new message appears enter your email address and optionally a subject
  3. Send it.

Now switch to your other device.

  1. Open Mail and tap on the email you received from yourself.
  2. Tap on the PackCheck file enclosed in the email.
  3. A screen will appear with some details about what is in the backup file.
  4. Tap the Share button.
  5. On this screen tap an icon called Copy to PackCheck. If it’s not there tap the More button and look for Copy to PackCheck in that list and tap it to enable it.

Now PackCheck will open and and a message will appear asking if you want to merge the backup with the existing data or replace it. It’s up to you and it depends on the circumstances. If you choose Replace there will be one more message just asking if you’re sure.

Whichever one you choose a spinner will appear for a few seconds and then the screen will show the data from your other device.


My friend is going on a trip and I have a great list. Can I share it?

You can share any list or any activity with any PackCheck user you know (including yourself if you want to send a list or activity to one of your other devices).

  1. Tap on the list or activity you want to share.
  2. Tap on the Options menu (the … menu).
  3. Tap Share…
  4. Optionally enter your name and a description so your friend will know who it’s from and why you like the list or activity.
  5. Tap Share…

Now the standard iOS share sheet appears. There are multiple ways you can share. If your friend is near you can use AirDrop. You could also use Messages or Mail. Or you could save the file to Dropbox and send them a link. Here are the steps for Messages:

  1. If you see your friend in the recent section just tap their icon. Otherwise tap Messages.
  2. If required fill in your friend’s name or phone number.
  3. Tap Send.

When your friend receives the message they just tap on the file and follow the instructions.


Can I import a note from the Notes app?

Yes. PackCheck doesn’t know how to import a note directly but it does know how to import a plain text file. If you save a note to the Files app it is converted to plain text. From there you can import that to PackCheck. Here are the steps:

  1. Go to Notes and open the note with the list you want to import.
  2. Tap the Share button (top right on an iPhone).
  3. Look for the Save to Files action and tap it.
  4. Save it wherever you like. You may want to create a PackCheck folder in iCloud Drive but it doesn’t matter where you put it.
  5. Now go to the Files app and navigate to where you saved the file and tap it.
  6. It will give you a preview.
  7. Tap the Share button (usually bottom left).
  8. Tap Copy to PackCheck.
    • If you don’t see Copy to PackCheck tap the More button.
    • Copy to PackCheck will be in the section called Suggestions.
    • Tap it to activate it and tap Done
    • Now you can tap Copy to PackCheck.
  9. Now the device will switch to PackCheck. You’ll see a description of what will happen.

Pro Tip: The first line of the note becomes the title of the list. Subsequent lines become items in the list. If you indent one or more items those become accessory items.


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