Minimal Folio FAQs

Where is the lock and other settings?

These are contained in the separate Settings app – the silver icon with the gears on your iPad or iPhone home screen.

What is the maximum image size?

The maximum image size is 10 Megapixels – for example a 4000×2674 pixel image. Note this will push an iPad 1’s memory to near its maximum limit so smaller images are recommended.

Why does the app need to use my location?

iOS asks for permission to use your location so that the app can access your device’s photos. This is a requirement because your photos may contain GPS data.

What kind of video is supported?

Minimal Folio uses the standard Apple video player and conforms to Apple’s specifications. The maximum video dimension for both iPhone and iPad is quoted as 720P – for example a 1280×720 pixel video. The video must be encoded for iOS and I recommend the free software Handbrake for this.

Force Dropbox to only upload or download files

You can enable advanced sync settings in the Settings app. This enables extra sync settings so you can force the app to only upload or download from Dropbox. This gives better control over what appears in your folio.

The app is behaving abnormally

Try quitting and re-launching the app. Double tap the hardware button to reveal the multitasking dock, then press and hold on the Minimal Folio icon then tap minus. Try launching the app again.

Copy or backup files over USB with iTunes

  1. 1. Connect your iPad to your computer
  2. 2. Open iTunes, click on Apps
  3. 3. Scroll down the list and click on Minimal Folio
  4. 4. You will now see a list of files and folders. The files are the images and settings for your currently selected folio.
  5. 5. Drag and drop files and folders into the list.
  6. 6. After several seconds the app will automatically update to show your changes.
  7. I found a bug, and I want to help fix it

    The best way to help fix a bug is to help me reproduce it first, and I appreciate the time it will take you to help me do this. Please email support with the Minimal Folio Layout.sqlite file (you can see this in iTunes) and logs if any. You can locate the logs by following instructions here. If there is a series of steps or a particular file that is causing the app to unexpectedly quit please send those along too. Thank you.

    I want a refund

    If you are unhappy with the app please request a refund from Apple.

    None of the above helped

    Please email support and I will respond as soon as I can.