Saturday, December 17, 2016

Transferring a Trip Splitter database from one iDevice to another

Your Trip Splitter data is stored in a database on your iPhone or iPad. Only the Trip Splitter app can access this database, but since release 3.0, you can manually get to the database via iTunes.  So you can now backup or transfer your Trip Splitter data if you desire.

Here are the steps for transferring the database. This is for iTunes running on a Mac, you'll have to make a few translations if you are running on a PC.

  1. Connect your iPhone (or iPad) to your computer running iTunes.
  2. Select that device from the devices listed in the left navigation panel, near the top. There may also be an icon above that for selecting the device.
  3. When your phone's information is shown in the main window, go to the Apps tab.
  4. Scroll down to the File Sharing section and select Trip Splitter in the list on the left (there should be a list of apps on the left).
  5. Go into the panel to the right that should now be called "Trip Splitter Documents" and there should be a folder called "SharedCoreDataStores" in the list. It should be the only thing in the list.
  6. Position the iTunes window so that a part of your desktop is showing and drag that "SharedCoreDataStores" folder out and drop it onto the desktop (this won't affect the copy on your phone)
  7. If you have a large database, a progress bar will show in the top-center panel of iTunes. 
  8. When the transfer is complete, the "SharedCoreDataStores" folder will hold all your trip records.
To transfer Trip Splitter data to a new iDevice:
  1. Connect your iPhone (or iPad) to your computer running iTunes.
  2. Make sure Trip Splitter is truly terminated.
  3. Select that phone from the devices listed.
  4. When your phone's information is shown in the main window, go to the Apps tab.
  5. Scroll down to the File Sharing section and select Trip Splitter in the list on the left (should be a list of apps on the left).
  6. Go into the panel to the right that should now be called "Trip Splitter Documents" and there should be a folder called "SharedCoreDataStores" in the list. 
  7. That folder will be the database that you are about to overwrite. You can't actually overwrite it though, so you have to delete it or change the name first.  Change the name if you think you might want to ever go back to that version of the database.
  8. Now, in Finder, find the backup "SharedCoreDataStores" folder.
  9. Drag this folder to the Trip Splitter Documents window in iTunes.
  10. Start up Trip Splitter and it should be using the restored database.

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