![[Recording 20240514165044.webm]] Getting started with Obsidian Sync is a straightforward process designed to help users synchronize their notes across multiple devices securely and efficiently. Here's a detailed, step-by-step guide to help you set up and use Obsidian Sync for your notes. ### Step 1: Download and Install [Obsidian](https://obsidian.md) 1. **Visit the Obsidian Website**: Go to [obsidian.md](https://obsidian.md/) on your web browser. 2. **Choose Your Platform**: Select the version of Obsidian suitable for your operating system (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, or Android). 3. **Download the Installer**: Click on the download link for your platform. 4. **Install Obsidian**: Open the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to install Obsidian on your device. ### Step 2: Create or Open an Obsidian Vault 1. **Launch Obsidian**: Open the Obsidian app you just installed. 2. **Create a New Vault**: Click on "Create new vault" on the start-up screen. If you already have a vault, you can skip to step 3. 3. **Name Your Vault**: Enter a name for your vault in the provided field. (Recommended something like "Obsidian Ace's Shared Vault") 4. **Select a Location**: Choose where you want to store your vault on your device and click "Create". (Recommended "~/Workspaces") 5. **Open an Existing Vault**: If you're not creating a new vault, click on "Open folder as vault" and navigate to your existing vault location on your device. ### Step 3: Sign Up for [Obsidian Sync](https://obsidian.md/sync) 1. **Access Obsidian Settings**: Click on the settings icon (usually a gear icon) in the bottom-left corner of the Obsidian window. 2. **Navigate to Obsidian Sync**: In the settings sidebar, click on "Core Plugins" to expand it, then find and enable "Sync". 3. **Account Creation**: After enabling Sync, go to the "Account" tab within settings. Click on "Sign in" or "Sign up" to create a new Obsidian account or log into an existing one. 4. **Choose a Subscription Plan**: Select the Obsidian Sync service, review the subscription options, and choose the one that fits your needs. Complete the purchase process. ### Step 4: Set Up Obsidian Sync 1. **Select Your Vault**: With Sync enabled and your account signed in, go back to the Sync settings in Obsidian. 2. **Enable Sync for Your Vault**: Click on "Choose remote vault" and select "Create new remote vault" to sync with your current local vault, or select an existing remote vault if you've already set one up. 3. **Configure Sync Settings**: Adjust the sync settings according to your preferences. You can choose to sync on startup, sync over mobile data (if using a mobile device), and select specific folders or files to exclude from syncing. 4. **Start Syncing**: Once configured, click on the "Start sync" button. Obsidian will begin synchronizing your notes across all devices where you're signed in with your Obsidian account and have Sync enabled. ### Step 5: Enable Community Plugins for Enhanced Functionality In setting up Configure Sync Settings, you might want to sync Community Plugins, which must be enabled on every device to work properly. Here is how to do it: 1. **Open Settings**: Click the gear icon in the bottom-left corner to access settings. 2. **Turn on community plugins**: Select the button the reads "Turn on community plugins" 4. **Browse and Install Plugins**: Click "Browse" to view available plugins. Install desired plugins by clicking "Install" next to their names. 5. **Activate Plugins**: Return to the "Installed plugins" tab and enable your installed plugins by toggling them on. Adjust settings as needed for each plugin. ### Step 6: Sync Across Multiple Devices 1. **Install Obsidian on Other Devices**: Repeat Step 1 to install Obsidian on any other devices you want to sync. 2. **Open or Create a Vault**: Follow Step 2 to open an existing vault or create a new one on your other devices. 3. **Enable Sync**: Repeat Steps 3 and 4 to sign in to your Obsidian account and set up Sync on each device. Make sure to select the same remote vault to sync across devices. ### Step 8: Add Collaborators 1. In Obsidian Settings, you will find the Sync core plugin (if it is turned on). 2. Select "Manage" Remote vault 3. Select "Manage Sharing" (people icon) for the Vault you want to add someone to. 4. Invite user, by inserting there email, and selecting "Add" ![[CleanShot 2024-05-14 at [email protected]]] ### Step 8: Verify Sync Status 1. **Check Sync Status**: In Obsidian, you can check the sync status at any time by looking at the bottom bar of the application window. If sync is active, you'll see a cloud icon indicating the current sync status. 2. **Troubleshoot Sync Issues**: If you encounter any issues, consult the Obsidian help documentation or the community forum for troubleshooting tips and support. By following these detailed steps, you should now have Obsidian Sync set up across your devices, ensuring that your notes are securely synchronized and accessible wherever you go. Ask questions in the [[✨Krono.Works Signal Lobby]]. --- 🗄️ Licensed under [CC BY-SA 4.0](https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/) by [WikiWe™](https://wikiwe.org/) Commons • Updated 2024-02-27