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Automatic sync on phone app

I’m using Joplin in my computers and in the phone app (iOS).
The way I use it, I rarely open it in the phone as I usually work in the computer.
However whenever I open it in the phone it’s because I haven’t any other option at hand (last resource).
Afaik, the phone app is only synced when you open the app and hit ‘Sync’?
Given my use case, that makes every time I want to use Joplin in the phone everything is out of sync and takes ages to update (I have many notes).
Is it (could it be) possible to sync Joplin in the background in the phone so that everything is always up-to-date?


I’d would like something like this as well. I find myself having to open the app, remember to sync, make my changes and then remember to let it sync before I close it. I’ve lost data because of conflicts and forgetting to do sync, etc. Allowing background app refreshing with Joplin would be very useful.

Is there any take on this from developers?
Are there any fundamental blockers from e.g. the iOS platform side?

I’ve mentioned in another topioc and also in a gh issue that this depends on react-native and how it handles the OSes sleeping algorithm. Joplin can only use the react-native code that is provided.