Tips for Successfully Syncing Your Obsidian Notes Across Devices

Obsidian Sync is an essential tool for those who use Obsidian to take notes. With this feature, you can seamlessly sync your notes across multiple devices, making it easier to work on-the-go. In this blog post, we'll explore some tips for successfully syncing your Obsidian notes across devices. Whether you're new to Obsidian or an experienced user, these tips will help you get the most out of this powerful tool.

Setting Up Obsidian Sync

To get your Obsidian Sync ready, sign in to your account after creating one. Then, I personally prefer to set up the Obsidian Sync. This includes picking the folders I want to synchronize and determining how often I want the sync to occur, in my experience.

Syncing with a Second Device

You can sync your notes with a second device once you have set up Obsidian Sync. To make it happen, sign in to your account through the Obsidian app on the second device. Then, your notes will be synced automatically. I personally find it very convenient as I can access my notes on multiple devices now.

Tips for Successfully Syncing Your Obsidian Notes Across Devices

Here are a few tips for successfully syncing your Obsidian notes across devices that I have personally found helpful:

  • I personally always make sure that I have a stable and strong internet connection before I attempt to sync my notes.
  • I also make sure that I have enough storage space on my devices, as this can sometimes cause syncing issues.
  • I highly recommend using the latest version of Obsidian, as this can help to ensure smooth syncing.
  • If I run into any trouble syncing my notes, I usually try restarting my devices or reinstalling Obsidian, which usually does the trick.

Common Issues with Obsidian Sync

If you're facing some challenges while syncing your Obsidian notes on multiple devices, don't worry, I've got you covered. I personally have faced these issues before and found some solutions that might help you out. Let me share my experience with you:

  • Understand the error messages. Whenever you see an error message, try to make sense of it. There are a few common error messages like "Sync failed" or "Conflict detected" that you might come across.
  • Resolve sync conflicts. If you see a message that says "Conflict detected", you need to resolve the conflict before you can continue syncing. You can either merge the changes manually or use a conflict resolution tool. These are the options that have worked for me in the past.

Tips for Effective Obsidian Syncing

Here are a few tips for making the most of Obsidian sync:

  • Make sure to use a strong password for your Obsidian account.
  • Stay on top of updates for the Obsidian app to ensure you're always using the latest version.
  • Use a reliable internet connection to avoid any disruptions to your work.
  • Backup your notes. Here are some tips for backing up your Obsidian notes:
    1. Back up your vault regularly.
    2. Use a cloud-based backup service.
    3. Make a local backup.

Alternatives to Obsidian Sync

For me, there are some different options when it comes to syncing your Obsidian notes. I'll share my thoughts on a few of them.

  • Cloud-based storage services, such as Google Drive or Dropbox, can be a convenient choice. I personally like that these services are simple to use and you can get to your notes from anywhere. On the downside, your storage space might be limited and there is a chance of losing your data if your account is compromised.
  • Local file systems are another option. One advantage is that you have more control over your data and there's no risk of it being lost if your account is hacked. However, setting it up and using it might be more challenging and you can only access your notes from the device you are using.


In conclusion, syncing your Obsidian notes across devices can be a game-changer for your productivity and workflow. With these tips, you can ensure that your notes are always up-to-date and accessible no matter where you are.

Remember to choose a reliable syncing service, use a consistent file-naming convention, and regularly back up your notes. And don't forget to share your own tips and experiences in the comments below! If you found this article helpful, please consider sharing it with your fellow Obsidian users. Happy syncing!