Pastor Reader FAQ
- How do I transfer data from the Pastor desktop app to Pastor Reader?
- Export your data from the Pastor desktop app to a cleartext file
- Import the cleartext file via iTunes File Sharing into Pastor Reader
- How do I export data from the Pastor desktop app so it can be transferred to Pastor Reader?
- Open a Pastor document in Pastor
- Select "File > Export as Cleartext" (or press Command + E)
- Enter the document's password when prompted
- Name the export file "pastorexport.tsv" (important) and save it on the Desktop
- How do I transfer data to Pastor Reader?
- Open iTunes on your Mac
- Connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac with the USB cable
- Start Pastor Reader on your iPhone or iPad
- When your iPhone or iPad shows up in iTunes under Devices, select it by single-clicking its name (1)
- Select "Apps" in iTunes (2)
- In iTunes scroll down to "File Sharing" and single-click "Pastor Reader" (3)
- Drag the file "pastorexport.tsv" you previously exported from the Pastor desktop app to "Pastor Reader Documents" in iTunes (4)
- An alert pops up on your iPhone or iPad showing the import options
- You're done! Delete the exported file pastorexport.tsv from your Mac's Desktop.
- How secure is my data?
- This depends on you! If you haven't set a passcode (password) for your iPhone or iPad then your data isn't protected at all. By the way, this is also true for other applications, for example Mail or Notes.
If you've set a passcode for your iPhone or iPad then your data is protected by state-of-the-art 256-bit AES software and hardware encryption each time your iPhone or iPad is locked. The level of security only depends on how easy your passcode can be guessed. Find out more about iOS security in this white paper (PDF) by Apple.
Here's an interesting article (PDF) showing how Pastor Reader's device passcode security concept compares to other password management apps.
- How do I set a passcode (password) to protect my data?
- On your iPhone or iPad go to "Settings > General > Passcode Lock" and tap "Turn Passcode On". Enter a passcode.
- What are the most secure settings for my iPhone or iPad?
- Settings > General > Passcode Lock > Require Passcode > Immediately
Settings > General > Passcode Lock > Simple Passcode > Off
Settings > General > Passcode Lock > Erase Data > On
Settings > General > Auto-Lock > 1 Minute
Always lock your iPhone or iPad after use by pressing the Sleep/Wake button at the top-right.
- I've read that the iPhone or iPad can be cracked within seconds?
- That's misleading information. Weak passcodes (passwords) can be cracked within seconds or even milliseconds. This doesn't mean the underlying security system has been compromised.
Think of a safe that has a numeric lock that uses only a single number from 0 to 9. You'll be able to guess the correct number for unlocking the safe within seconds. If the lock would require several numbers or even characters and symbols then it would be very time consuming to guess the passcode. The same applies to your iPhone or iPad.
A 4 digit passcode protects you from casual access to your device but if someone with the right knowledge and the right tools wants to get to your data then it will take him only seconds to do so. But, if your passcode consists of several digits, symbols, lowercase and uppercase letters then it gets increasingly time consuming to guess your passcode. Here's some additional information how a secure passcode should look like.
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