How to transfer your PrayerMate data to a new device

Merry Christmas everybody! I hope you all had a wonderful day, with plenty of opportunity to give thanks to God for the wonderful gift of his son Jesus. It’s quite possible that in celebration of God’s great gift to us, somebody who loves you may have given you a little gift of their own. If you’re one of the lucky ones out there who got a new iPad or iPhone for Christmas, you may be scratching your head thinking this is all very well and good, but how are you going to get your PrayerMate data across from your old device?

If you’ve restored your new device from a backup of your old device, then all your PrayerMate data should be safely transferred across. However, if you’ve decided to set up your new device from scratch, all is not lost! You can transfer your PrayerMate data via Dropbox. Here’s a step by step guide of how to do it.

Step 1: Export your data from your old device

Open up PrayerMate on your old device, navigate to the app’s main “Settings” menu (accessible whilst praying), and choose the “Export data” / “Export to Dropbox” setting. You’ll need to log in with your Dropbox credentials if you haven’t already (and possibly you’ll first need to set up a Dropbox account)


If you want any photos you’ve attached to people to be transferred, choose the “Export with photos” option:


It may take a while to upload all of the photos, and you’ll see a little progress indicator whilst you wait. Once it’s complete you should see confirmation:


Step 2: Import your data on your new device

It’s then time to switch over to your new device. Download PrayerMate if you haven’t already. Then go to the app’s main “Settings” menu again, and this time choose “Import data” (N.B. on some newer 64-bit Android phones Dropbox isn’t directly integrated with PrayerMate – but if you choose “Import from another app” you can use the separate Dropbox app if you’ve installed it, and browse to the folder “Apps/PrayerMate” within your Dropbox). After you’ve logged into Dropbox, you’ll be presented with a list of files in your PrayerMate folder. Look for the one with today’s date:


If you exported photos on the first device, make sure you choose “Import with photos” on this second device too:


Again, you may have a bit of a wait, but eventually you’ll be presented with confirmation of how many categories and subjects were imported: