Individual Device Syncing (Different Downloaded Content On Specific Devices)

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    Chris Hill

    Hey all, 

    We don't have plans to implement this feature quite like how nwAdamR designed it. But we do have a feature that will give you the ability to choose which maps are on which device. 

    It's the auto-resume feature. Technically, disabling it. 

    I realized we didn't have an article that talked specifically about it so I wrote this up. 


    This post will still stand as a feature request for individual device syncing from the website. 

    If you have any questions or issues, reach out via the Help widget in the corner. 

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    ivar.chhina

    This would be a really helpful enhancement. I do all my route planning on an iPad, and have lots of maps downloaded there for offline use, but I don't want to waste valuable space on my iPhone by having all these maps also force downloaded on the phone. Selective map sync would be a great enhancement.

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    randy.p

    This would be a very useful feature for me also.

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    cosmac

    Agreed. I am using an iPad with downloaded maps for driving and an iPhone that is primarily used for recording tracks while hiking. It's a problem having to stop the map downloads on the iPhone.

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    2014

    Strong support for this request.  I need different map sets on different devices, specifically iPhone vs iPad (as noted above).

    $30/yr is a fair subscription fee for what you offer.  Thanks for continuing to improve!

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    jeremyjp

    Upvote on this, too for the same reasons as above mostly.

    One note, unlike the mockup I would want the option to sync to all, none, one, or a specific subset. I'm actually using GAIA on 3 devices right now so "A and B but not C" would be better than "None, A, B, C, or All"

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    clknight

    I agree. The need to "resume download" for large synced maps is a work-around but it would be nicer to simply select which maps sync to which devices.

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    spokanister

    I’m a brand new user, and so far I love this app.

    BUT while I already have 24 gb of maps stored on my iPad Mini for overland navigation, I definitely do not want all that data syncced to my phone. When I launched the iPhone app I was appalled to see everything start to download.

    That is a stupid default setting!

    I need to be able to choose a much more limited map set for the phone, for local hiking. 

    Please bring us the requested Selective Sync feature. Thanks.

    JD Spokane WA

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    nwAdamR

    @spokanister Yes, exactly why I created this ticket. If you haven't already, be sure to upvote the original post (click the UP arrow). Thank you!

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    suyogricha

    Seriously? How can it assume that all of my devices have the same free space?

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    sysop

    I’m putting in a vote for this feature to be implemented. I’ve got this need, as well.

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    akinney031081

    Definitely need these sync improvements. Included with this feature should be the ability to select wifi-only / cellular sync. When choosing to sync maps to my device, I only want them to sync when connected to wifi. However, I want waypoints, tracks, routes, folders, etc to sync with both wifi/cellular.

    There is only a global setting for this today. Im worried to leave it on and accidentally burn through my cellular data or turn it off and have forgotten to manually download my maps.

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    MTJ

    This would definitely help as unnecessary syncing is a waste network bandwidth.

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    mga

    This would be extremely helpful.  Having the same data downloaded on all devices seriously limits the usefulness of gaia.  It means I am limited on all of my devices to whatever capacity I have on my smallest device.  I'd very much like to see this changed.

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    matstock4

    I just discovered this sync issue and would love to see this addressed in the near future. Thanks!

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    blakeh

    This default severely limits the use of downloaded maps because I don't want 10GB downloaded to every device. I too would like to see this addressed!

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    admmerrill

    I'm also using a dedicated tablet in my vehicle that I want to load a large region to, and don't want my smartphone to even try to download the same area.

    I like to use the tablet to load the mountain range I'll be staying in, usually with a few different layers. Then the phone is just basic maps to track my hiking. If I get curious and want to goto a new trail I know I have that area on my tablet. Or I can use the tablet for pre-planning at base camp then use the phone for simple hike tracking later.

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    broeand

    Totally agree with this need!  This is decision factor for me.

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    itllgrowback

    This is critical for me as well.  Downloads should NOT be synced across devices.  It could be implemented simply - just limit downloads to the device that originated them - but the idea the original poster had is excellent too; checkboxes for which device should get a map would be great. 

    I have begun using Gaia GPS more regularly recently, creating routes and tracks, and I decided to get a dedicated tablet for the purpose of navigation while driving offroad.  I bought a tablet with ample storage to download maps ahead of time, and not have to delete them after each trip to free up space - I also like to head out and try different trails on the fly,and so keeping the maps for an area available on the device is important to me.

    Downloading all those maps to the tablet worked perfectly, until I picked up my phone and was dismayed to see it downloading all the same maps onto it.  That''s not at all what was intended nor is it helpful. 

    Then, when I was able to delete the maps from the phone, I saw they had also been deleted from the tablet, which makes the whole idea of the tablet unworkable in the current case.

    The only course I can see is to delete Gaia GPS from my phone, which is not a helpful solution when it has its own uses, different from the tablet.  I want to be able to use each, for different purposes, and right now these are at odds.

    Almost three years from the original request, and no response from Gaia GPS?  Let's get this one done. 

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    UTV Adventures

    +1 for choosing which data components are synced to which devices.
    The centralized web control/sync is a huge part of why I use Gaia and signed  up for the subscription.
    Being able to log into the website and twiddle a couple of dropdowns to add (or remove) maps, etc between devices would be huge.
    I have a standard set of maps that I download to the tablets but not enough storage on the phone for all of them. So I would love to log into the website before each trip and add the new area with a simple drop-down, and remove the one I visited last without having to delete it from the phone and have that deletion sync up to the cloud and pull it off of the other devices against my wishes.

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    itllgrowback

    This issue is still not resolved.  I continue to find maps being downloaded to a device which has "Auto-resume" disabled. 

    See the screenshots below, from the device I do not want maps downloaded to. 

    EDIT: Couldn't edit images to display any other way than obnoxiously large, so I added the three images to an album here:  https://imgur.com/a/zeGxk1K


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    Andrew Williams

    Hi itllgrowback,

    I'm sorry to hear that you're having trouble with the auto-resume feature. Please contact us through the Help button at the bottom of the page so that we can help troubleshoot this further for you.

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