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iCloud Sync is “Stuck” on Initial Launch of the App

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When you launch Sofa for the first time on a device there is an initial setup that needs to happen. If you have Sofa data in iCloud already, the app will sync that data and show a “loading” screen until it’s complete.

This is the initial sync with iCloud which can take a little bit depending on how large your Sofa library is, your internet connection, etc. Usually this only take a few minutes at most, but sometimes iCloud can get “stuck”.

If it’s really stuck for a while you may need to delete the app and then reinstall (I know that is dumb 😒). Follow these steps to get things working again:

  1. Delete the app from the device that is having issues.
  2. Confirm that you are signed into the same iCloud account on all devices where you want to use Sofa.
  3. On the device where Sofa is working properly, create a manual backup of your latest data. Reference the information under the “Automatic Backups” section in the support docs for how to do this.
  4. On the device where Sofa is working properly, restore from the backup file you just made.
  5. This will replace all existing data in the app with data from the backup file.
  6. On the same device, wait for the data to sync to iCloud.
  7. Depending on how large your Sofa library is this can take a little bit of time. 5-10 min _should_be plenty of time.
  8. Re-download Sofa on the device that was having issues and launch the app. You’ll see the same setup screen, but it shouldn’t get stuck like it did before.

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