TimePilot iPhone App

Importing the Data into TimePilot Central

A few seconds after the iPhone transmits the data, it will be automatically downloaded to the Dropbox folder on your PC. You can check to see if it’s there by looking here: Dropbox > Apps > TimePilot_iOS > XXXXXXXXXX. The X’s represent the number of the phone that sent the information. All uploads and everything for this phone will be stored in this folder.

Here’s how to import the data into TimePilot Central:

  1. Start TimePilot Central. You'll need the software's latest version to complete the import process. To ensure you're running the latest version, click the "Help" menu and then choose "Check for Updates."

  2. In TimePilot Central, click the "File" menu and then "Retrieve Data from Phones."

  3. Phone Data ManagerThe "TimePilot Clock Manager" will pop up, showing the phones that are linked to your computer's Dropbox account. (See screenshot at right.) If your iPhone doesn't appear in the Manager, make sure the iPhone is linked to the proper Dropbox account and that the Manager can find your Dropbox folder.
  4. If a phone's name appears in red (as shown with "Mike's iPhone" in the screenshot above), that means that transactions have been sent from that iPhone and are waiting to be moved into TimePilot Central.

  5. To do that, right-click the phone's icon and choose "Get Transactions from Phone" in the menu that appears. The transactions will be downloaded to TimePilot Central. Once they're downloaded, you can delete them from your iPhone, if you wish. To delete them, tap and hold on an employee's name in the Main View, then choose "Clear User Records" from the menu that pops up.
  6. In TimePilot Central, the first time you get your transactions, you might receive a message saying that the employee's profile appears on the iPhone but not in TimePilot Central, and you'll be asked if you want to add it. Click "Yes."

  7. The "New Employee Profile" box will appear. You can change anything in the profile except the Display Name and the User ID (both of those must match what's on the iPhone).