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Day One and IFTTT troubleshooting


The Problem

I couldn’t get twitter and facebook sync to work using IFTTT. Both failed with “There was an error during the check process.” messages.

Adam @ Day One support chat was amazingly helpful.

The Solution for Twitter

Because I purchased through the Mac app store, my Apple ID was linked to the account and the iCloud email was propagated as the account email, but there was no Day One account password set. In order for IFTTT to sync to Day One, it has to use the Day One account to log in instead of a federated login (like Google or Apple ID). Here’s what I had to do to get it to work:

  1. Go to https://dayone.app/settings in a web browser
  2. Click the option to sign in with Apple ID. 
  3. Sign In. 
  4. Add a password to your account. It may look like there is a password (has a bunch of “*********”, but if there is a box to the right to click that says “add password” then there isn’t a password. If there was a password already, it would say “change password”.

Then, I had to reconnect the service using the sign in with email option instead of Apple ID.

*Pro-tip: sign out from Day One first (https://dayone.app/logout) so that you get prompted to sign in using the Day One account (vs Apple ID)*  

Ref: https://help.ifttt.com/hc/en-us/articles/115010229587-How-do-I-change-the-account-associated-with-a-service-

Once all that was done, it passed the check.


And then it started failing again. This was using the official Day One applet. There’s something janky going on. I got frustrated and just created my own applet and it works fine now.

The Solution for Facebook

Turns out, the facebook issue was as simple. The service was logged out. Duh. Logged back in. Works like a charm.

I wound up creating my own applet for Facebook link posts because I didn’t like the formatting of the Day One version.


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