How do I transfer my Readerware database to my iPhone or iPad?

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Last Updated: November 21, 2020
Keywords: mobile, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, sync

You can install the Readerware apps from the Apple App Store:

Readerware 3 (Books)
Readerware 3 (Music)
Readerware 3 (Video)

You will also need Readerware 3.25 or greater installed on your computer, Windows, Mac OS X or Linux.

 

There are two ways to transfer your database to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch:


Network Sync:

  • Start Readerware on your computer, select the Preferences menu item, then Mobile
  • If Mobile preferences are disabled, you need to upgrade to Readerware Mobile Edition
  • Make sure that the Network Sync option is enabled. If you make any changes on the page click OK so that they are applied and then redisplay the page so that your IP address is available. Readerware may display multiple IP addresses, if the first doesn't work, try the others.
  • Start Readerware on your iOS device
  • Touch the database icon
  • Choose the Connect button
  • Enter the IP address you saw in Readerware Mobile preferences, use the default port
  • Touch the Connect button to start the transfer
  • When it completes, touch Done and your database will be displayed



Import (without iTunes):

  • Start Readerware on your computer.
  • Select the File->Export menu item
  • Choose the Readerware Mobile format, click Next
  • Click on Browse and select the folder where you want the file created. Your Documents->Readerware folder is a good choice.
  • Complete the wizard
  • Connect your iOS device to your Mac
  • Select your iOS Device in the Finder
  • Click on the Files tab
  • Click on a Readerware app
  • Drag & drop the file you created earlier onto the app
  • Press the Sync buttton to copy the file to your iOS device
  • Start Readerware on your iOS device
  • Touch the database icon
  • Choose Import
  • Touch the Import button to start the import
  • When it completes, touch Done and your database will be displayed


Import (with iTunes):

  • Start Readerware on your computer.
  • Select File->Export
  • Choose the Readerware Mobile format, click Next
  • Click on Browse and select the folder where you want the file created. Your Documents->Readerware folder is a good choice.
  • Complete the wizard
  • Start iTunes
  • Connect your iOS device
  • Select your iOS Device in iTunes
  • Click on the Apps tab
  • Scroll down to the file sharing section
  • Click on a Readerware app
  • Drag & drop the file you created earlier onto the app and iTunes will copy it to your device
  • Start Readerware on your iOS device
  • Touch the database icon
  • Choose Import
  • Touch the Import button to start the import
  • When it completes, touch Done and your database will be displayed

There is more on using Readerware on an iPhone or iPad in the online help.

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