GIFwrapped

The iOS app for collecting and sharing
GIFs right from your iPhone or iPad.

How do I move GIFs from one sync service to another?

When you switch from Dropbox to iCloud (or vice versa), your GIFs won't be migrated for you. One is disconnected, which will remove the contents from GIFwrapped, and then the new client is connected (which will very likely be empty if it's your first time).

The easiest way to move your GIFs between the two on your iPhone or iPad is to use Apple's Files.app, though you'll need the Dropbox app installed and connected to be able to do it.

Before you Begin

It's entirely possible, especially in the case of iCloud, that the folder won't automatically be prepared upon connecting your Library. This is because it expects GIFwrapped to sync something before the appropriate folder is created.

Saving a GIF to your Library-literally any GIF-will get you around this problem. Just tap "Surprise Me!" and go to town.

Please note: the GIFwrapped folder found in "On My iPhone" or "On My iPad" is not the folder you're looking for. That folder is accessible in app via the import menu, and is not synced with iCloud. The GIFwrapped folder should appear in Files.app under the iCloud Drive location, which may need to be enabled before it can be accessed.

Migrating the Files

Moving the files is actually quite easy, and only takes a few steps!

  1. In Files.app, browse to the location your GIFs are currently stored.

    • If they're in Dropbox, you'll find them under Apps > GIFwrapped in your Dropbox account.
    • If they're in iCloud, you find them in the GIFwrapped folder that has the app icon on it.
  2. Tap "Select" at the top of the screen to enter multi-selection mode.
  3. Tap "Select All" to select everything.
  4. Tap the folder icon at the bottom of the screen to move the selected items.
  5. Select the location you want to move the images to.
    • If you're moving to Dropbox, you'll want to place them under Apps > GIFwrapped in your Dropbox account.
    • If you're moving to iCloud, you'll want to place them in the GIFwrapped folder that has the app icon on it.
  6. Tap "Copy" at the top of the screen to copy the files.

Once you're done, head back to GIFwrapped and watch as the GIFs flow in.

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