Import app

The Import app screen allows you to import one or more app metadata records that were previously exported or backed up. You will need to know the passphrase that was used to export or back up the app metadata record(s) in order to decrypt and import them.

The available import methods differ depending on your device type:

Import method types


You can import app metadata record(s) via the system clipboard, by selecting the contents of a previously exported .apc file.

macOS file system

On a iOS Simulator, you can select a .apc file from the host macOS file system.

iOS Document Picker

On an iOS Simulator or physical device you use the system document picker to select a .apc file from the device's local file system or iCloud Drive.

Android File Picker

On an Android Emulator or physical device you can use the system file picker to select a .apc file from the device's local file system, Google Drive or other cloud provider.

Drag and drop

On an iOS Simulator or Android Emulator you can drag a .apc file from the host macOS file system on top of the iOS Simulator or Android Emulator window:

  • iOS Simulator: Appfigurate will display the Import app screen automatically with an additional row Shared with Appfigurate.

  • Android Emulator: you can use the Android File Picker to go into the Downloads directory and select the .apc file.

QR Code

On a physical iOS or Android device, you can use the camera to take a photo to import a QR code that is displayed on another Appfigurate instance that is using the export function.

Select apps to import

Once you have selected a .apc file to import, the following screen will be displayed, allowing you to tick one or more apps to selectively import. You will not be able to import an app with the same type (iOS, watchOS or Android) and URL Scheme of one that already exists in the local database.

Tapping Next will prompt you to enter the passphrase to decrypt the app metadata record(s).

Entering the correct passphrase and tapping Import will import the apps into the local database and display the Select app screen.

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