When is a conflicting change detected?
In the connection settings you have the option to choose a winning app. It looks something like this:
We need you to choose the 'winning app', because in the rare occasion that PieSync does encounter a conflict, it needs to know how to act.
Chances of having a conflict are very small. PieSync will only encounter a conflict in two scenario's:
- During the initial sync
When matching your databases it is possible that there's a difference between two contact fields. For instance, in Google Contacts the First Name of a contact is 'Dave' while in Podio the first name of that same contact states 'David'. This is a conflict that PieSync will resolve by looking at the winning app.
- When a contact in sync is being updated in both apps at the same time
In the rare occasion that the field of the same contact is being altered from both apps at the exact same time, PieSync will encounter a conflict. In this case, PieSync will have the losing app take on the value of the winning app.