Support for importing My Recipe Book's .sqlite database files has been added on iOS as of Paprika v3.4.8. Make sure you have updated to at least this version before proceeding. You will need the following:
- A Mac or PC to retrieve the database files.
- An iPhone or iPad with Paprika 3 installed to perform the import. Please note that these instructions specifically require you to use the iOS version of Paprika to perform step 4. It cannot be done from the Mac or Windows version of Paprika.
1. You will need to retrieve your My Recipe Book database files from your device. This can be done either through Finder (macOS Catalina and later) or iTunes (macOS Mojave and earlier, or Windows). You will need to connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer using a USB cable.
Learn more about using Finder to retrieve files here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210598
Learn more about using iTunes to retrieve files here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201301
2. In either case, locate the RecipeBook database files and Images folder. You should see the following:
Drag and drop all of these files to your computer, including the Images folder. If you are unable to drag the Images folder to your computer, select the Images folder instead and then press the Save... button in the lower right corner instead. (You might have to scroll down to see it.) Also, if your Images folder is large, it might take some time to copy, so you will have to wait for it to finish copying before proceeding. There is also no progress indicator so it might not look like it is actually copying... just leave it plugged in and wait for it to copy.
Note: Depending on the version of the app you may not see the RecipeBook.sqlite-shm or RecipeBook.sqlite-wal files. It is okay if those are missing.
3. Drag and drop the RecipeBook database files and Images folder from your computer into Paprika 3 on your iPhone or iPad using Finder or iTunes. Make sure you include the Images folder before moving onto step 4, otherwise your recipe images will not be imported.
Note: It has come to our attention that some people are selecting the files in the RecipeBook section (as shown in step 2) and attempting to directly drag them into the Paprika 3 section as (shown in step 3). This does not work. You need to first transfer the files to your computer (for example, onto your Desktop or Downloads folder). Once they are on your computer you can transfer them back to Paprika 3 on your iPhone or iPad.
4. Launch Paprika 3 on your iPhone or iPad and go to Settings -> Import Recipes. Select a file to import, choose iTunes File Sharing, and select the RecipeBook.sqlite file you copied to your device. Then press Import.
Missing Images: We are getting a lot of emails from people saying they were able to import their recipes but not the images. If this happened to you, it is because you either skipped step 2 (copying the Images folder to your computer) or step 3 (copying the Images folder from your computer back to Paprika 3). If the Images folder is not copied back to Paprika prior to performing step 4, they will not be accessible by Paprika's importer during the import process and therefore won't be imported. Re-read steps 2 and 3 carefully and perform the import again. We have verified on both Mac and Windows that the images are indeed imported with the recipes when steps 1 to 4 are correctly followed.