Synchronizing settings, apps, and layouts across devices?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by kat.hayes, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. kat.hayes macrumors 6502a

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    I use multiple iPads at work, all logged into my account. I notice sometimes when I download an app on one device it also downloads to the others, though not all the time.

    1. Is there a way to synch settings for Mail, and and other system settings across devices, so when I make a change on one it is synched to the others?

    2. Why do apps sometimes get downloaded to all my devices after downloading them to one device and sometimes they don't?

    3. Is there a way to synch home screen layouts?

    Thanks.
     
  2. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    Settings > iCloud
    Turn on whatever you want synced.

    Settings > iTunes & App Stores > Automatic Downloads

    iCloud.
     
  3. kat.hayes thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have these on, though are the settings for Mail accounts supposed to get synched across devices?

    Do home screen layouts also get synched? I don't see an option for that one.
     
  4. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    iCloud needs to be turned on, on each device, along with the settings for mail, etc.

    I'm pretty sure home screen layout is saved in iCloud backups. You need to go to Settings > iCloud > Backups, and run one if you haven't recently.
     
  5. JT2002TJ macrumors 6502a

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    I dont think home screen layouts get sync'ed across devices...
     
  6. Apple blogger macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think settings (except maybe iCloud mail) are synced... It would really be a good feature for iCloud though... The home screen layout can be synced only once... Backup the one device who's layout you want.. And restore on the Device in which you want the layout to be in.. iPad to iPad works and iPhone to iPhone works on this case...

    As for automatic downloads... I think it's answered above
     
  7. JT2002TJ macrumors 6502a

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    This technically isn't being sync'ed, this is just restoring from a backup...
     

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