iCloud & Local Backups
Song One relies on Apple's iCloud technology to sync data and to create a backup in the cloud. Even if you do not use Song One on more than one device you should always grant Song One access to your iCloud account to automatically create a copy of your song catalog.
When iCloud is enabled your song catalog is still maintained offline on your device. The changes made on a specific device are uploaded to iCloud and synced to other devices. (See the iCloud Syncing to learn more.)
Song One's preferences/settings offer an option to disable iCloud sync. You may choose do to so when you are touring and wish to:
- save battery life
- improve the performance of the app
It is recommended to keep a separate local backup of your song catalog on at least one of your devices. This backup is necessary if there is a major issue with your iCloud account and an older version of your song catalog needs to be restored.
The local backup file is given the name 'SongOneBackup.socb'. Song One's settings (preferences) offer the option to automatically add the creation date to the name of the backup file. Activate this option if you wish to create a backup history with multiple backup files.
Song One will replace matching songs in your song catalog with the backup versions. Songs that you have added to your song catalog after the last backup will remain unchanged. All computer devices linked to your iCloud account will be updated automatically.