10.6. Set up sync with Mac via SFTP

PDF Expert 7 lets you securely transfer and sync files between your Mac and iOS device via SFTP. 

First, enable the SFTP server on your Mac: 

1. Go to System Preferences.
2. Select Sharing.
3. Tick Remote Login.


Once SFTP server is enabled on your Mac, please follow the steps below to connect PDF Expert to your computer:

  1. On your iPad, tap Add connection on the sidebar. On your iPhone, tap Connections at the bottom and select Add Connection.
  2. Tap SFTP.
  3. Type in your Mac hostname in the Host field (you can also find it under Available Devices by tapping this icon  ).
  4. Provide your Mac login and password (credentials for logging into your Mac account).
  5.  
  6. Tap Save to create a connection.

Note: The connection will work in your local Wi-Fi area, provided your Mac is turned on.

If you'd like to set up two-way sync with your Mac, please follow these steps: 

  1. On your iPad, tap your Mac SFTP server on the sidebar. On your iPhone, tap Connections > your Mac SFTP server
  2. Navigate to the folder you'd like to sync with and open it.        
  3. Tap Sync at the top.

Note: If you change the network frequently and sync the folder between your Mac and iOS device, please use your Mac's hostname as a Host instead of the IP address as IP address changes when you switch networks.

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