iOS App - Content Updates - Syncing - Styled
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ServerLync vs. LocalLync
When you’re connected to Wi-Fi and ServerLync, your device downloads new and updated files. When you see LocalLync in place of ServerLync, this means you can view local files currently on your device but will not receive updated or new files. Whether you are connected to ServerLync or LocalLync can be found by accessing the menu.
When new files are being downloaded, you will see a red circle next to Synchronize in the menu. The red circle shows the number of files currently being downloaded.
The app will communicate with the PlayerLync server looking for new downloads on a regular automatic interval IF:
- The device is connected to Wi-Fi and on ServerLync
- The PlayerLync app is open and running in the background or foreground.
If you do close the app completely, then it will sync again as soon as the app is opened. However, it is best practice to leave your iPad® plugged in, with your PlayerLync app open at the log in screen overnight and when it is not in active use, so that you can continuously receive automatic updates and to avoid possible bandwidth bottlenecks.
If you need to check for new files immediately, you can trigger a sync yourself. To do this:
- Tap Menu > Synchronize
- In the Sync screen, tap Sync Now to receive new files. (Note that the Perform Full Sync option reviews all files to clean up storage space – checking this option is not necessary as the app will automatically perform this function every 24 hours on your behalf.)
Synchronize Screen: Viewing and Managing Downloads
While you normally won’t need to do much with managing your downloads, there are a couple extra things to note on the synchronization screen in case you do need them.