Exporting app settings

You can export your current Kiosk Pro settings as an .xml file in order to update other Kiosk Pro app settings. You have a few options with exporting:

  • Transfer the file to your computer using iTunes.
  • Email the file to yourself. (requires a Mail account set up on the iPad)
  • Share with Kiosk Pro on another device using AirDrop. (added in 9.3)
  • Share with another Kiosk Pro version on the same device using AirDrop. (added in 9.3)
  • Share with a Mac using AirDrop. (added in 9.4)

To export the settings:

  1. Open the Kiosk Pro settings on the iPad that is correctly configured.
  2. Scroll down to the Remote Update category and select Remote Settings Control.
  3. Select Export.
  4. Select "Export to file" if you want to transfer the file to your computer or share via AirDrop. A file called "settings.xml" will be created in the Kiosk Pro documents folder on the iPad.
  5. If you want to share via AirDrop:
    • Select "Share export".
    • Choose the app or device to share the file with.
  6. If you want to email the file:
    • Select "Send by email".
    • A window will appear allowing you to create an email, and the file will be deleted from the documents folder after being sent.

Note: You will need to turn on Remote Settings Control and configure an XML File Location prior to exporting the settings in order to successfully update another app. Also, if there's a Passcode set (located in Admin category in main app settings) please make sure you know what it is. Alternately, you could delete the passcode before exporting the settings.

The exported .xml file will not include the SMTP password (for security), the Unique iPad ID, and the Kiosk Name and Unit Name for the Remote Management Server (to prevent accidentally overwriting with the values from the original device).

If you need to set any of these values through .xml, you can either configure the .xml manually using the templates or you can export an .xml and copy and paste the key-value pair for that setting from the template to the configured .xml.

Updating with the settings file

Once the settings file is stored in Kiosk Pro on the new iPad:

  1. Open the Kiosk Pro settings
  2. Scroll down to the Remote Update category and select Remote Settings Control.
  3. Enable = On.
  4. XML File Location = "settings.xml"
  5. Tap Run Kiosk Presentation and your settings will update.

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