This tutorial will explain how to correctly pair your devices, allowing your status client to sync contacts, public chats & messages.
What is synced
Currently we sync:
- your current ENS name
- your open public chats
- the messages you send in chats
- your contacts
Some things we do not sync:
- messages you sent before pairing
- if removing a chat on device B, or clearing history, it won’t be removed on device A
- push notifications will only be received on one device
How it works
First you need to pair and enable your devices (say A & B), this operation is symmetrical and needs to be done on both device.
A maximum of 3 devices can be paired.
Go to Profile->Sync settings->Devices.
You will be asked to set a name for your device.
Once you set a name, click on
Advertise device on both devices.
You should see now the two devices in the device lists.
Enable the devices on both.
Syncing old data
Once you have enabled the device, new information will be kept in sync.
To sync old data (contacts and open public chats, account profile), click on
Sync all devices on the device where you have the data, and it should then appear on the other device if synced correcly.
Data is not synced
Make sure devices are paired correctly and enabled. If the problem still persist you can try clicking on
Advertise device again on both devices and
enable them again. In any case please open an issue at https://github.com/status-im/status-react and upload your
geth.log from both devices (after sending a message from both device A & B)
I see “No info” on one device
Advertise device on the other device, and
No info should be replaced with the actual device name