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Thank you for your post. If you were able to get the files exported from your old device, you can definitely import them onto your new one with the free version!

There are a couple of ways to do this depending on how you exported them in the first place. If you exported them from the Layers tab (i.e. exported all the layers from all maps at once), then you will need to import them via the Layers tab and re-assign the individual layers to the maps as required. To do this:

1. Open the app on your new device
2. Tap the Layers tab > Import icon
3. Navigate to where you have the KML saved and select it to import
4. The file should import and break out into the various layers
5. To assign the layers to the correct map, enter the Edit state from the Layers tab (Edit icon for iOS, long press on a layer and select the pencil icon for Android)
6. Scroll down and select “Link to Maps”
7. Select the map(s) you want to link the layer to

If you exported the layers map by map, then you can import them using the same method. To do this:

1. Open the desired map
2. Tap the Map Features icon
3. Tap the ‘Link Layers’ icon at the top of the screen (pin with a map icon)
4. Select the layer(s) you wish to link to that map

If you have any questions or problems, please feel free to check out our help articles at which detail this process for the respective device that you are using. If you still have questions after looking at the articles, please feel free to contact us using the form on as well!

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