If you choose not to use iCloud, you will no longer able to sync your files across devices. We recommend that you have a way to backup your files in GoodNotes to prevent data lost. How should I backup my documents?
To store your iCloud files locally in GoodNotes, the easiest way is to save a backup in iTunes, turn off iCloud, then restore the backup:
- Make sure all documents are downloaded locally: there should be no upload/download arrows at the top right of each documents' thumbnail.
- Tap Options > Backup All > iTunes > Upload. If the backup process fails, some documents may not be downloaded yet. Please try again later.
- Turn off iCloud: tap Options > Settings > iCloud > switch off Use iCloud > Delete from My iPad. GoodNotes should be blank with no files.
- Restore the backup: Import the backup files from iTunes + > Import > iTunes > Backup xxx-xx-xx.zip.
- Make sure no files are missing and they are working correctly.
- Backup the device with iTunes or iCloud just in case.
- iCloud still have your GoodNotes files. In iPad Settings, tap iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage > GoodNotes > Edit > Delete All (at bottom). This will delete all data in iCloud. You may consider doing this after a few days to make sure everything is working. Or you can keep them just in case you may go back.