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How do I Add Previous Days?

Add Previous Days is a feature in both TrackingDays and TrackingStates.

It allows you to add back travel time from before the date you downloaded the App and started tracking.  For example, maybe you’re TrackingDays for a tax year and you download the App part way through the year, you can use Add Previous Days to add back your travel time and complete your records for the year.

 

Here’s how:

Firstly, imagine TrackingDays or TrackingStates as a constant Timeline without gaps, where all time must be allocated.  TrackingDays doesn’t like time gaps, why - because this is how it knows if you’ve missed something.  For example, if your phone was switched off for a period of time, the App will not have tracked your location, but it will know because of the time gap - we call these time gaps Unverified time.

By adding previous days, you’ll add time before your current start date, you’ll create new Unverified time which you’ll now need to allocate.

 

ADD PREVIOUS DAYS - PROCESS
/ Tap [App Settings], (white ‘cog’ in the top right hand corner).
/ Tap [Add Previous Days],
/ Select a date in the past as your new start date
/ Tap [Generate Previous Days]
This will generate some new Unverified days and the App will return you to the History screen.
/ Tap [Verify Location]
/ Tap the new Unverified trip (highlighted pink)
You are now given a list of coutries to select from
/ Select every country that you need to add (this can be as many as you need).
/ Tap [Next]
/ Work forwards from your earliest trip in chronological order.  Adding your entry and exit dates for each trip.
/ In [Country], select your Trip country
/ In [Date Range] Tap [To] and add the date and time that you departed this country. (We suggest selecting 12:00 if precise entry / exit time is not important)
/ Tap [Add Next]
/ Repeat ths process for each Trip, until you have allocated all of the added time.
/ For your final Trip, check not to leave a time gap.  Select the last highlighted date, then
iPhone: flick the ‘time’ scroller upwards to let it automatically fall back at the end of the added time, this will avoid leaving a time gap.
Android: Simply navigate to the end of the time added.
/ Tap [Summary] and check your dates added
/ Tap [Verify]
This is the end of the process.

If you made an error, you can always edit individual trips later, all travel in Trackingdays can be editied, (except the current trip, which can be edited later when you move country).

 

NOTE: If you only wish to add specific Trips, for example, maybe you are only interested in time spent in a specific target country, the interim time still needs to be allocated somewhere.  In this situation we would recommend allocating time to ‘Deleted’.  When you are asked to select your countries from the list, in the process above, also select ‘Deleted’.  Allocate any interim time to ‘Deleted’ and your target dates to your target country.

 

TIP: If you prefer, you can also add back one trip at a time, to do this, when you Add Previous Days, select a the date of your most recent trip.  When you are given the list of countries, select only one country.  Tap ‘Next’ and this will be the end of the process.  You can then repeat by adding previous days in small chunks.  This process becomes very quick once you have donw

 

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