Manually Copying Favorites and Notes
In some cases iBird's favorites and notes may not get migrated when you update your Bird app. There is however a way to get them back manually, provided you have not deleted the Dropbox folder they were stored in before the update.
This note applies to people using the iOS version of iBird which previously used Dropbox for storing favorites and notes. We had to switch to iCloud because Dropbox changed the way there system worked so we no longer could use it. Here are the steps:
On your computer open your Dropbox account, then go into the Finder and find the folders created by iBird Apps. They are in a folder called Dropbox/Apps/Name of your iBird app/. So for example if you are using iBird Ultimate the path will be Dropbox/Apps/iBird Ultimate/. There will be 3 folders in the iBird Ultimate folder:
- My Photos
Next find the corresponding folders in your iCloud folder. The path will be iCloud Drive/iBirdUltimate for example. There will be 3 folders in the iBirdUltimate folder:
Copy the files in Notes and and then paste them into the corresponding folders in your iCloud account. Then do the same for the Favorites folder. Enable your iCloud account in Settings and then you should have recovered all your data.
We never remove any data from your Dropbox, so if your Dropbox files were current, then your iCloud backups should be current.
You may copy your photos from Dropbox and paste them into iCloud but you will need to use iBird's Photo Center to assign them.