mSecure Password Manager Tutorial - Sync Data via Dropbox on iOS and Android
This tutorial will review the process of syncing your data via the Dropbox cloud service using an iPhone and an Android device.
Setting up Your Dropbox Account
This tutorial will walk you through the steps of setting up the Dropbox sync feature in mSecure. First we'll create a new Dropbox account, then we will go through the process of syncing your data with this new account using the mSecure Password Manager on an iPhone or Android device. Lets get started.
Now bring up mSecure on your device and tap on the Sync icon in the bottom toolbar. The Sync Setup window will appear.
Sync Setup Screen
Tap on the Dropbox item to start the Dropbox setup process.
NOTE: Normally, the "Sync Setup" screen is found in the Preferences under the "Sync Setup" menu item.
Sync Settings Screen
Turn on the Link Dropbox toggle in iOS, or tap on the Link to Dropbox Account button on an Android device. After you do this, the Dropbox Link screen will be displayed.
Dropbox Linking Page
Tap on the Allow button in the lower right corner of the Dropbox Link screen to authorize mSecure access to your Dropbox account.
Set New Cloud Sync Password
The Cloud Sync Password is a special password shared by all of your devices syncing with the "mSecureSync.mscc" file in your Dropbox's "mSecure" folder. This password is used to encrypt and decrypt your data stored in that file. Each of your mSecure apps must have the same Cloud Sync Password set in their Dropbox sync settings in order for the sync feature to function properly.
Set Existing Cloud Sync Password
As of version 3.5.0, the Dropbox syncing has been automated, so you will not need to manually sync your records. If for some reason you would like to turn that feature off, you can find that in the Sync Settings for Dropbox in the preferences for mSecure. After finishing the set up, mSecure will perform a sync to create the sync file in your Dropbox's "mSecure" folder.