iCloud, iCloud Drive and local file storage
April 2, 2015 Leave a comment
If you are nonplussed by iCloud and iCloud Drive, you are not alone. This iCloud Drive FAQ article may help to clarify a few points.
The way our apps makes use of iCloud storage remains the same. When you enable iCloud for file storage using Setup/iCloud in our app, the local files will be MOVED to iCloud Drive and will no longer be present in the local documents folder. On the other hand, when you disable iCloud for file storage using Setup/iCloud in our app, all the files stored in iCloud for our apps will be copied to the local documents folder. Therefore, if you have multiple apps, you may end up with more files than you started out with in the local documents folder.
For example, with the check box for Job marked under Setup/iCloud, the iCMTGIS II app will look for the .pmp job files and the Shapefiles in iCloud. To see the files in your local documents folder, please unmark this check box then tap the OK button.
iCloud Drive is something different. You will need to upgrade your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to iOS 8 to be able to use the iCloud Drive. Currently, our apps cannot directly access the iCloud drive folders.
You can download files from iCloud Drive to the local documents folder for our apps to use. The steps are:
1. Select the Download function from the Menu.
2. Select the folder containing the file you wish to download.
3. Select the file you wish to download.
To download Shapefiles (*.shp, *.shx, *.dbf, *.prj) you must repeat the above steps once for each file.