Can't import lap info from Mac to iPhone

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Can't import lap info from Mac to iPhone

Post by rbpeirce » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:54 pm

I have previously exported files with the .hlptrz extension with the idea of restoring them later. At the time I had an iPhone 6 with limited RAM. I now have an iPhone 8+ with a lot of RAM and want to restore them.

I added one to File Sharing->LapTimer->LapTimer Documents and clicked synch. It didn't. I changed another .hlptrz file to .hlptr.gz and unpacked it to a .hlptr file. I tried synching that as well. Nothing.

Clearly I have no idea of what I am doing. HELP!!
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Re: Can't import lap info from Mac to iPhone

Post by Harry » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:03 pm

To import a .hlptrz file, attach it to a mail and send it to a mail account you can read on your iPhone. Open the mail and touch the attachment, select Copy to LapTimer to import it.

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Post by rbpeirce » Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:47 am

So easy. Thanks.

I read Verizon and iCloud on my phone. For some reason the Verizon mail hasn't come thru so I resent it to iCloud. Worked like a charm.

I also dropped some .mov files onto Documents in iTunes and that worked too. I didn't have to synch. It just did it

The problem is I will probably forget this the next time I have to do it. I will store a note in the data directory.
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Post by Harry » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:38 am

File Sharing in iTunes works just like some file explorer. Dropping a file into it, starts a copy. Other than with a cloud, you need to be connected while dropping the file. Cloud approaches allow the drop at any time but sync in background once a connection is available.

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Post by rbpeirce » Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:56 pm

Yes. Using a Mac/iPhone setup I found I could use Airdrop, Dropbox, iCloud and Google Drive as well as email. Overall, copying it to iCloud Drive is really the simplest way to do it.

I have no idea how Windows and Android would work, but Dropbox and Google would certainly be available. Google is a bit difficult. Dropbox wold probably be better. This assumes iCloud isn't possible.
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Post by Harry » Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:36 pm

Dropbox should work. Place the file into the box, wait until it is loaded to your smartphone, select the file, select LapTimer to import it.

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Post by rbpeirce » Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:17 pm

Everything is working great except for one ambiguity. The app claims that videos loaded into iCloud will automatically get added to HLT. I can't get that to work and HLT isn't an option if I try to export them. This is minor because iTunes File Sharing works fine, but it would be easier to copy everything into iCloud.
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Post by Harry » Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:45 pm

LapTimer uses its own private iCloud, not iCloud drive. In general, I discourage using iCloud currently. I want to get away from platform specific features and use some 3rd party solution allowing iOS / Android interoperability for the future.

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