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Granting CopyTrans Contacts access to your cloud accounts (iCloud, Gmail, and Yahoo) allows you to manage your contacts, notes, calendars and reminders sourced from these locations directly in CopyTrans Contacts.


Regular cloud accounts: iCloud, Gmail, and Yahoo

  1. In CopyTrans Contacts, navigate to More > Cloud setup: Choose Cloud setup.

  2. Click “New connection” and select the type of a cloud account. Regular cloud accounts supported in CopyTrans Contacts are iCloud, Gmail and Yahoo. Select type of cloud account to add.

  3. Enter the account credentials and tick the cloud data you wish to access (Contacts, Notes, Reminders, etc.). Click “Add account”. Add a new cloud account.

    NOTE: If you experience trouble connecting a cloud account, please check this troubleshooting article for iCloud, this article for Gmail and this article for Yahoo.

For iCloud users:

  1. If you have a two-factor authentication enabled on your iCloud account, you’ll be asked to enter a verification code: Enter a verification code.

  2. You will be sent the verification code to all your iOS devices associated with your Apple ID. Tap “Allow” on your device to receive the code: Allow Apple ID sign-in and get the code.

  3. Go back to CopyTrans Contacts and enter your verification code. The verification code is entered.

For Yahoo! users:

  1. If you fail to set up your Yahoo! account in CopyTrans Contacts and keep receiving the error message saying that your email or password are not correct: ail to set up your Yahoo! account in CopyTrans ConTacts because of invalid password and email.

  2. …log in to your Yahoo! from the PC, right-click on your name at the top right and tap on Account Info: Set up yuor Yahoo! in CopyTrans Contacts

  3. If the system suggests you to re-enter your password, do it, after which navigate to Account Security. Switch the toggle against “Allow apps that use less secure sign in” to the right position: Allow apps that use less secure sign in

  4. Now go back to CopyTrans Contacts and enter your credentials once again. Your Yahoo! account will be set up.

Connect to a custom CardDAV or CalDAV service

You can connect CopyTrans Contacts to custom cloud contacts, calendars, or reminders accounts in much the same way as described above. For this purpose you need to enter the custom account details (i.e. username, password, server address) already existing on your iPhone for the respective CardDAV or CalDAV account.

Custom cloud accounts can be linked to your company or university server, or your personalized cloud server (for example an account hosted on ownCloud or Synology NAS).

  1. Set up access to your custom account on your iOS device.

    For iOS 11 users: Open the Settings app > Accounts & Passwords > Add Account > Other > Add CalDav Account.
    For iOS 10 users: Open the Settings app > Contacts > Accounts > Add Account > Other > Add CardDAV account.
    For iOS 9, 8, 7 users: Open the Settings app > Mail, Contacts, Calendar > Add Account > Other > Add CardDAV account.

  2. Open CopyTrans Contacts. From the Cloud setup window in CopyTrans Contacts, click “New connection”, then select “Custom”:Set up cloud account

  3. Enter your account credentials including the server address. Check the needed boxes (i.e. Contacts, Calendars, Reminders) and click “Add account”: Connect CardDAV or CalDAV account with Copytrans Contacts.
    NOTE: The username, password and server address should correspond to the ones already set up on your iPhone.

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