is Dropbox syncing this bad?

cg
cgbeige
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Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:45 pm Post

I just bought the iOS app and the Mac app and I've already had to manage the same conflicts twice. Like I resolved the conflicts on my phone last night but when I open the doc on my Mac this morning, the same conflicts are there. Not exactly winning me over.

cg
cgbeige
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Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:48 pm Post

wow - now when I open my phone, I get asked to resolve the same conflicts. AGAIN. Please tell me this is a known issue and is getting fixed.

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Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:56 pm Post

Did you solve the conflicts before syncing with the Dropbox server? Conflicts are usually the result of unfinished upload to the dropbox server on either side. You have to make sure that everything on your Mac is synced (and without conflicts) before you go to the iPhone, and then sync the iPhone before you do anything else. And sync the iPhone again before you leave it and return to the Mac.
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