iCloud Drive Synchronization

Work on Mac, iPhone and iPad

Edit your task collection on Mac, iPhone and iPad. The files are updated on your devices using iCloud Drive. Tempodo automatically updates the view as soon as updates are reported by iCloud Drive. On macOS the user has to confirm to reload an open document.

How does the synchronization work?

The iOS app supports two sync modes:

  • The simple sync using file myTasks.tempodo
  • The Document Mode to manage and sync multiple files (for advanced users)

Simple Sync

At first start-up the iOS app automatically creates the file myTasks.tempodo in the iCloud Drive folder Tempodo. Later on the file is automatically used by other iOS devices. On macOS the user needs to select the file myTasks.tempodo manually. It's important to use this particular file on macOS if you wish to sync your tasks across other devices.

The following setup approach is recommended:

  1. Launch Tempodo on iOS and enable iCloud usage
  2. Edit your tasks on iOS
  3. Wait until myTasks.tempodo appears on macOS in iCloud Drive and open the file with Tempodo for macOS

Need more information? Please follow the step-by-step guide.

Document Mode

After enabling the mode on iOS (Settings -> iCloud Drive -> Document Mode) the iOS user can choose from multiple iCloud Drive files. For example one could manage two task collections: one for job and one for hobby. In order to browse and select a file the iOS app presents an additional tab named Documents. Once the user selected a file the app automatically listens for iCloud Drive updates and upates the app respectively. IOS Notifcations and Today Widget are restricted to the selected file.


If you have changed a task collection on different devices independently, you need to resolve the situation by choosing a file version from one device and deleting all other versions. It's not possible to merge changes from different devices. Multiple versions are created by iCloud Drive in case of conflicts.