Skip to main content

P&F Charts - What is needed to get iCloud synching to work?


For successful syncing of data between your devices you need:

  • More than 1 iOS device - e.g. an iPhone and an iPad
  • The app installed on each device
  • Each device logged into the same iCloud account - see the top of the Apple “Settings” screen for where this is located
  • iCloud Drive is enabled on each device
  • Point and Figure Charts has access to iCloud
  • Each device to have Internet access

NOTE: you can choose to store data on a particular device locally and not on iCloud.

See this post to get a visual walkthrough of enabling these elements.


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Where is my data stored - can anyone else access it?

All of the app data is stored on your local device and, in the case of Clever Contacts or P&F Charts , in your own personal Apple iCloud account.  It is not shared with the developer or available to anyone else.  Only those that have access to your devices have access to your data. See below for additional information regarding data storage for particular apps. Clever Contacts All the contact related information (name, address, phone numbers, emails, contact photo etc) in Clever Contacts is actually saved in and read from your Contacts App on the device.  Membership in groups (e.g. Family), notes, photos associated with notes and other settings data is maintained by Clever Contacts in separate files. These will either be only on your local device or in your iCloud account depending on which storage option you have chosen in the Clever Contacts “Settings” screen. Clever Net Worth If multiple people have access to your iPhone or iPad you can protect your data from prying e

P&F Charts - no prices?

Sometimes you may see a stock reflected in a watchlist that shows NO prices like in the example above. This happens when you have added a new stock on a different device connected to the same iCloud account.  The stock details have synced but the price data does not (by design).  Just tap on the stock and the app will automatically try and fetch all the price data from our stock supplier for you.

P&F Charts - Where does the Stock Data come from?

P&F Charts sources all of its stock data from the Alpha Vantage service.  This is an amazing service which provides a huge range of daily stock prices for stocks, indices and currencies from all over the world.  See their website for further information.  It is also important to remember that AlphaVantage update the daily prices sometime after the close of trading for a specific stock.  If you want intraday data, try using an intraday interval (e.g. hourly).  You can change this on the Parameters screen for a specific stock in your watchlists. However, it sometimes (not very often) inexplicably drops a particular stock for some period of time.  The search will say they support it (and probably did until yesterday) but will report no data available when asked for the latest prices.  Unfortunately this is completely out of our control and Alpha Vantage unfortunately does not have a support capability that can answer questions about particular stock price availability.  If this happe