When adding a new device (esp an Android device), there are two ways to handle the initial file syncing:
First copy the files manually to the new device then start up Syncthing to do its first sync.
Let Syncthing do the copy as part of its initial sync.
When you have some big (500mb - 1gb) files or you have many files, what is the best method?
From the manual, section 2.9, I would have assumed it was best to copy the files first because then all that needs to be done is computing hashes.
BUT I ask because in the past, my initial sync has taken me 1-2 days, and has been slow and seemed to often lockup, esp on an initial android sync when using method 1, ie pre-copying files.