When you create a new folder secret, a QR code is generated. You can scan or share this QR code to easily sync files between mobile devices.
You can scan to sync folders between your desktop and mobile device. From your desktop, right-click the folder you want to sync, or go to Folder Preferences, and choose Connect Mobile. The QR code will be displayed. To sync your desktop folder to your mobile device, just scan the QR code using your smartphone.
BitTorrent Sync lets you backup folders and files (on Android) and your entire Camera Roll (on iOS).
Backup folders aren’t connected via QR codes, so you’ll need to enter the secret key manually. To make the process easier, you can e-mail it from the application, or copy the key and send it via an application of your choice. To set up and start backup:
When backing up a folder, no changes from other devices will impact your files, and new files added to the chosen mobile folders will be automatically uploaded. You can access the secret key at any time by tapping the Backup folder on your mobile device. You can also add more backup folders later.
BitTorrent Sync will require the following permissions to be installed on your Android-powered device:
We recommend that you use a tracker server instead of DHT for reasons of faster response and NAT traversal, so peers have a higher probability of networking directly.