Migrating From OmniFocus 1 for iPhone Into OmniFocus 2 for iOS

The best way to move your data into OmniFocus 2 is to set up sync with an Omni Sync Server account. If you haven’t already set up sync in OmniFocus, follow the instructions in this support article to get started. If you’re using another sync method, the steps are very similar; just substitute your own server for the Omni Sync Server.

Retrieve your Omni Sync Server Account Name

If you’re unsure of your Omni Sync Server account name, access the sync settings in OmniFocus 1 by tapping the gear icon in the toolbar, followed by Sync Method, then Omni Sync Server. You can also find this info in the settings areas of OmniFocus for Mac and iPad.

Settings in OmniFocus 1

Launch OmniFocus 2 and Configure Sync

Launch OmniFocus 2, and choose Keep Data in the Cloud from the first-launch screen. (If you already skipped past the first-launch configuration screen and didn’t set up sync, you can reset your database in Settings to start over.) Select Omni Sync Server on the following screen and enter your Omni Sync Server account name. Tap Sync, then enter your Omni Sync Server password when prompted. If you need to reset your password, you can do that here.

Settings in OmniFocus 2

Delete the old version of OmniFocus

Once you’ve verified a successful sync, and you’ve activated the free Pro Upgrade (if running the Universal app), you can safely delete OmniFocus 1. Welcome to OmniFocus 2!

Last Modified: Sep 28, 2016

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