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 ====== AlpineQuest FAQ ====== ====== AlpineQuest FAQ ======
-===== Lite and Complete versions =====+\\
-==== What are the differences between both versions? ====+===== What are the differences between both versions? ​=====
-The Lite version ​is a free and time-unlimited application ​offering a subset of the complete version.+AlpineQuest ​Lite is a free version (no ads, not limited in timeoffering ​only a subset of the complete ​(paid) ​version.
-Differences ​are listed by features ​[[:en|in the main description page]].+All differences ​are [[http://​www.alpinequest.net/​compare|listed here]].
-==== Is it safe to remove the Lite version after installing the complete one? ====+\\
-Yes. It's even recommended so you don't start it by inadvertence,​ and it will free space.+===== I have just purchased the application on the Play Store, but the download doesn't start or fails =====
-All your cached maps and saved landmarks are shared by both versions, ​and are not removed when you un-install any version.+This is an issue in the Google Play application ​and unfortunately there is nothing we can do. You just need to wait some time and the download will start. Note that if you are installing multiple applications at the same time, they will not be installed altogether and some of them will be paused.
 +If the problem persists, you can contact [[https://​support.google.com/​googleplay/​contactflow?​hl=en|the Google Play support]].
-===== Offline map issues =====+\\
-==== Why don't my MemoryMap maps work in AlpineQuest? ====+===== I have a new device, can I install the complete version without paying again=====
-AlpineQuest doesn'​t support the new MemoryMap format (.QC3 file extension), as well as encrypted maps. You can use the free Lite version to check if your maps are compatible.+Yes.
-==== Is there a size limit for the offline map files? ====+If you have purchased ​the application on the Play Store, you just need to reuse the same Google account on your new device. Then open the Play Store application,​ click on the top/left menu, select "My Apps & Games" and all your purchased applications will be listed in the "​Library"​ tab.
-Yes.+If you have purchased the application on our website using PayPal, install and activate the application [[https://​www.alpinequest.net/​en/​buy#​how_to_proceed|as explained here]] (skip the payment step). 
 +To reuse the data from your old device, please see below. 
 +===== I have a new device, how can I reuse all the data I have on my old device? ===== 
 +The application saves all its data in its application folder. In order to reuse your data, you need to copy this folder from your old device to your new device. [[en:​help:​v2:​settings:​storage#​how_to_locate_the_application_folder|See here how to locate the application folder]]. 
 +  * If the application folder is located on an SD card, you can simply reuse the same SD card on your new device; 
 +  * Otherwise you need to manually copy the folder: you can use your USB cables and a computer, or create a ZIP archive of the application folder and copy this archive using a cloud application. 
 +After moving the application folder, be sure to correctly setup the application on your new device [[en:​help:​v2:​settings:​storage#​how_to_change_the_application_folder|as explained here]]. 
 +===== I want to re-install the complete version on my device but the Play Store ask me to pay again ===== 
 +Be sure that: 
 +  * You have purchased the application on the Play Store and not on our website using PayPal; 
 +  * You are using the same Google account you used when you purchased the application;​ 
 +  * You didn't cancel your order, asked for a refund or received an automated refund. 
 +If you have any doubt, contact us by email with your Google Play purchase order ID so we can check its status. 
 +===== Is is possible to transfer the application from one Google account to another ===== 
 +Unfortunately not. Google doesn'​t allow it yet. 
 +===== When trying to purchase the application,​ I'm getting the message "Not available in your country"​ ===== 
 +It means you're currently located in a country where the Play Store doesn'​t offer paid application. 
 +You must either use a VPN or [[https://​www.alpinequest.net/​en/​buy#​|purchase the application using PayPal]]. 
 +===== I have purchased the application but I cannot activate it ===== 
 +If you have purchased the application on the Play Store, you don't have to activate the it. The complete version has been installed along with the Lite version, be sure to use this one now on. You can uninstall the Lite version if you don't need it anymore. 
 +If you have purchased the application on our website with PayPal, you must [[https://​www.alpinequest.net/​en/​buy#​how_to_activate_your_alpinequest_copy|activate it]]. 
 +  * If the activation dialog shows "''​Locked by another device''",​ it means that you are trying to activate more than one device with the same key in a short period of time. Wait some days or contact us by email for more details; 
 +  * If the activation dialog shows "''​No network''",​ it means that you are currently not connected to the Internet. Internet is required when activating the application;​ 
 +  * If the activation dialog shows "''​Unregistered''",​ it means that your activation email is not recognized. Contact us by email for more details including your purchase details.
-Android versions smaller than the 3.0 cannot manage files bigger than 2GB. On those versions you will get errors while displaying parts of the maps which are stored after this size limit.+\\
-Starting with Android 3.0, you will be able to read very big maps correctly.+===== When is the application making sounds? =====
 +The application does not make sounds unless you specifically request it by using one of those features:
 +  * Record a track, with the setting ''"​**Warn me if the GPS signal is lost or too weak**"''​. See setting {{:​icon_02.png?​nolink}} [[en:​help:​v2:​tracker#​the_track_recorder_settings|here]];​
 +  * Follow a path, with the option ''"​**Warn me if I go more than...**"''​. See option {{:​icon_07.png?​nolink}} [[en:​help:​v2:​landmarks:​follow-path#​how_to_follow_a_path|here]];​
 +  * Use proximity alerts. See [[en:​help:​v2:​landmarks:​proximity-alerts|here]].
-===== Google Play and registration issues =====+\\
-==== I have just purchased the application on Google Play, but the download doesn'​t start or failed. What can I do? ====+===== How to backup my data=====
-Unfortunately ​this is a Google Play issue, which is sometimes overloaded, and we have no control over this automated process.+The application saves all its data by default in its application folder. You can find how to [[en:​help:​v2:​settings:​storage#​how_to_locate_the_application_folder|locate ​this folder as explained here]].
-Google Play will however remember that you have purchased ​the application and you won't have to pay again.+In order to backup all your data, you can simply create a ZIP archive of this folder (it will include all data including stored areas), or only a sub-folder (for example ​the ''"​**/​landmarks/​**"''​ folder that contains all your placemarks).
-The only thing to do is to wait few minutes for the download to start. If you think it's something elsecontact us by e-mail.+Finally, ​you can copy this ZIP file on your favorite cloud (DriveDropbox, ...) or on your computer using your USB cable.
 +You'll be able to restore it whenever you need, for example if you have a new device.
-==== I have bought the application using a first Google Account, and I would like to transfer it to another one. Is it possible? ====+\\
-Unfortunately it's not possible. We do not have any control on user accounts, and even Google is not able to do it.\\ +===== Is it possible to automatically synchronize my data on the Cloud=====
-You can however use applications from various accounts at the same time, [[http://​www.technipages.com/​android-add-google-play-apps-other-account|see here]]. +
-==== I have a new phone/​device,​ can I use the complete version of the application on it without paying again? ====+
-Yes. All purchased applications are linked ​to the Google Account ​of your device. +Yes, simply use your favorite Cloud application ​to synchronize any of the storage folders used by the application[[en:​help:​v2:​settings:storage|Here is a description on all folders that are used by the application]]. Most likely, you'll want to synchronize the ''"​**/​landmarks/​**"''​ folder which is the default folder for all the placemarks ​you've created (waypointstracks, routes, areas).
-  * If you have bought ​the application ​on Google Play, [[https://​support.google.com/​googleplay/​answer/​113410?​hl=en|you just have to use the same Google Account]] on your new phoneand you will be able to re-install ​all your paid applications for free; +
-  * If you have bought the application on our websiteyou just have to use your same activation key/e-mail to register the application on your new device.+
-==== I have used the same Google Account ​on my new phone/device, ​how can I re-install the application ====+{{:​icon_help.png?​nolink}} Please note that "​synchronizing"​ does not mean "​backuping"​. If you delete some items on your device, ​they will also be deleted on your Cloud after a sync.
-Start the Google Play application and go into your applications ​list. You should see all your previously purchased applications and be able to re-install ​them without paying again.+Here are some example of applications ​you can use (we are not related ​to any of them): 
 +  * Multi-protocols:​ [[https://​play.google.com/​store/​apps/​details?​id=com.nutomic.syncthingandroid|Syncthing]] (open-source),​ [[https://​play.google.com/​store/​apps/​details?​id=com.github.catfriend1.syncthingandroid|Syncthing-Fork]] (open-source),​ [[https://​play.google.com/​store/​apps/​details?​id=dk.tacit.android.foldersync.lite|FolderSync]];​ 
 +  * Google Drive: [[https://​play.google.com/​store/​apps/​details?​id=com.ttxapps.drivesync|Autosync for Google Drive]]; 
 +  * Dropbox: [[https://​play.google.com/​store/​apps/​details?​id=com.ttxapps.dropsync|Dropsync]];​ 
 +  * OneDrive: [[https://​play.google.com/​store/​apps/​details?​id=com.ttxapps.onesyncv2|OneSync]];​ 
 +  * Yandex: [[https://​play.google.com/​store/​apps/​details?​id=ru.yandex.disk|Yandex.Disk]];​ 
 +  * etc.
-If you don't see the application,​ check that: +\\
-  * You are using the same Google Account you used when buying the application;​ +
-  * You didn't cancel your order, ask for a refund or receive an automated refund; +
-  * You were using the paid version of the application;​ +
-  * You have a working Internet data access.+
-Finally, you can send us your order number so we can check its status.+===== Is built-in data synchronizing planned for the future? =====
 +No, for many reasons:
 +  * We are developing a mapping application,​ not a syncing application;​
 +  * It can be done using dedicated apps, we don't want to reinvent the wheel;
 +  * We'll never done it better that it's currently done by dedicated apps;
 +  * Based on the large number of Cloud providers, supporting only the main ones will require most of our time;
 +  * We try to make the application as much offline as possible;
 +  * We try not to rely on third party frameworks.
-==== I'm getting a "Not available in your country"​ message when trying to install the complete version ====+\\
-If you're getting this message from the Google Play Store application or the desktop version, or any similar message like "Not compatible with your device",​ please check the following things: +===== What are all the Android Intents ​the application can handle? =====
-  * Check that paid applications are available in your country; +
-  * Have a look at any other paid application ​to check if the problem is only for this application or any paid application;​ +
-  * If you can't get any paid application,​ check that you don't have a protection/​cleaning application causing this issue ("​Malwarebytes"​ as been reported as doing so).+
 +You can find a detailed list [[en:​help:​v2:​intents|here]].
-==== I have bought AlpineQuest but the registration process doesn'​t work ====+===== Is it possible to try the paid version? =====
-  * If you have bought ​the application using Google Play, you don't have to register the applicationGoogle Play have installed a new complete ​version ​of the application,​ which is not registrable. Be sure to remove the free version so that you don't use it anymore; +Yes.\\ 
-  * If the registration process displays "''​Locked by another device''"​it means that you are trying to register more than one device within one weekContact us if you have just upgraded your Android version; +If you have tested ​the free [[https://​play.google.com/​store/​apps/​details?​id=psyberia.alpinequest.free|Lite ​version]] and are not sure if you need the paid one, you [[https://​www.techbout.com/​try-paid-android-apps-free-google-play-6853/​|can try it as explained here]].
-  * If the registration process displays "''​No network''", ​it means that you are currently not connected to the Internet; +
-  * If you have bought the application using PayPal and the registration process displays "''​Unregistered''",​ please send us an email with your PayPal transaction date.+
-Note that you must be connected to the Internet to register the application.+\\

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