Mileage Keeper Frequently Asked Questions

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See Mileage Keeper Export for details on exporting data from Mileage Keeper.

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See Mileage Keeper Export for details on exporting data from Mileage Keeper.

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See Mileage Keeper Import for details on importing data into Mileage Keeper.

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The settings for Mileage Keeper are not in the Mileage Keeper app itself. Exit Mileage Keeper, then run the main 'Settings' app for your device. Make sure you are on the home screen of Settings, and scroll down near the bottom. You should see Mileage Keeper there.

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Mileage Keeper supports:

  • Fuel Economy: MPG(US), MPG(Imperial), km/l and l/100km
  • Fuel Amount: Gallons(US), Gallons(Imperial) and Litres
  • Odometer: Miles and Kilometres
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"Automatic" means that Mileage Keeper will match the unit used for Fuel Economy. For example, if you set the Fuel Economy Units to "MPG(US)" and everything else to "Automatic", Mileage Keeper will use Miles for Odometer and Gallons(US) for Fuel AMounts.

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Changing the units does not update any of your data, only how that data is interpreted. For example, if you had entered (when in MPG mode), an odometer reading of 12629 and a fuel amount of 7.567, those values would be interpreted as miles and gallons, respectively. If you then changed the settings to “km/l”, the data would remain 12629 and 7.567, but Mileage Keeper would now interpret those values as kilometers and liters.

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Mileage Keeper uses the device's regional settings to format currency amounts. If it is not displaying currency using the formatting or symbols you wish, check to ensure that your device's region settings are correct. Open you device's "Settings" app usually found on the devices home screen. Tap on "General", then "International", and finally "Region Format".

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In the “Vehicles” list, tap “Edit”, then tap the blue “disclosure” button that appears to the right of the vehicle.

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No worries. If you know the information, just enter it normally. Mileage Keeper always sorts your refuelings based on the Odometer value. If you don't know the information about the forgotten refueling, then just mark the next refueling as 'Skipped'. This will tell Mileage Keeper that it shouldn't calculate the distance or fuel economy for this refueling.

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Since Mileage Keeper calculates fuel economy based on odometer readings and not trip meters, it doesn’t know how many miles you drove on your first refueling. If you know how many miles you drove, you can simply add another refueling whose odometer reading is your first Mileage Keeper odometer reading minus how many miles you drove since your last refueling. In other words, enter the odometer reading of the prior refueling. Just enter zero for fuel amount and cost.

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“Partial” means that the tank wasn’t full after you’re done refueling. It doesn’t matter if it only took a small amount to get there. Only select that if you, for example, add $10.00 worth and your tank isn’t full when done.

This tells Mileage Keeper that the fuel amount for this refueling isn't the amount of fuel it took to drive the distance indicated by the odometer. Mileage Keeper can still calculate the distance driven, but not the Fuel Economy for this refueling. It will, however, use this refueling's fuel amount in the overal fuel economy for the vehicle the next time a full refueling is entered.

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“Skipped” means that you added fuel to your car, but didn’t enter that refueling’s information into Mileage Keeper for whatever reason. When you enter the next refueling, mark it as “Skipped” to let Mileage Keeper know that there is missing information.

This will tell Mileage Keeper that it shouldn't calculate the distance or fuel economy for this refueling.

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If a refueling is marked as 'Skipped', then Mileage Keeper doesn't know the distance driven since the last fillup. Thus, Mileage Keeper just displays 'Unknown' for distance for this refueling.

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Three different things can cause the fuel economy to be 'Unknown':

  • A skipped Refueling. Mileage Keeper doesn't know the distance driven since the previous refueling, so it can't calculate fuel economy for skipped refuelings.
  • A partial refueling. Mileage Keeper doesn't know how much fuel it really took to drive the distance indicated by the odometer, so it can't calculate fuel economy for partial refuelings.
  • The first refueling after a partial refueling. Mileage Keeper doesn't know how much fuel was for this refueling's distance, and how much was used for the previous partial refueling, so it can't calculate fuel economy for the first refueling after a partial refueling.

Note that Mileage Keeper does use the data provided in partial refuelings to calculate the vehicle's overall fuel economy, but only after a full refueling has been entered.

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Mileage Keeper data exists in two places:

  1. In your device with the Mileage Keeper app. This is now gone.
  2. In your device's backups.

Therefore, you will need to restore the data from a recent backup that contains the lost data. Apple has some information on backup & restore at https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204184. This link will show you how to restore your phone from a backup, regardless of whether you used iTunes or iCloud to back up your phone.

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Mileage Keeper data exists in two places:

  1. In your old device with the Mileage Keeper app.
  2. In your old device's backups.

There are some options for getting the data from your old device to the new device. They are, in order of easiest to hardest:

  1. If you still have access to your old device, then you can export the data from your old device and import it into your new device. For detailed instructions:
  2. The next easiest is to restore your new device from a backup of your old device. Apple has some information on backup & restore at https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204184. This link will show you how to restore your phone from a backup, regardless of whether you used iTunes or iCloud to back up your phone. When your new device asks, say it is a replacement device.
  3. There is another solution that requires more work. Contact Mileage Keeper support for details.