sync with outlook contacts on pc?
thinking about switching from a blackberry to the thunderbolt. Is there a easy free way to sync my outlook on my pc with the thunderbolt? Mostly concerned with calender and contacts.
Thanks for the help in advance.
- 02-02-2011, 08:08 AM #2
- 02-02-2011, 08:26 AM #3
- 02-02-2011, 08:32 AM #4
That would have saved me hrs of typing my fathers contacts into his Dinc!!!
ARGH! Verizon does it but only puts them on the phone side, not in your google account....Son of a B......
- 02-02-2011, 12:40 PM #6
- 02-02-2011, 01:22 PM #7
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- GingerBread GSB 1.7
Be certain your existing contacts are set to "Google" type on your phone, and not just local "Phone" type contacts. If you lose or get a new phone, simply log into your Google/Gmail account on your phone, and all your contacts are imported right there for you.
- 02-02-2011, 01:58 PM #8
Yeah I know about that. Problem was my father didn't have his contacts anywhere but his bb and deactivated it before I could run the sync so to avoid problems I typed in a few a night. Me in one state and his phone in another.
- 02-02-2011, 02:01 PM #9
- 02-02-2011, 03:28 PM #10
- 02-02-2011, 04:10 PM #11
Great, thanks! Yes, I started using Google Sync after my BlackBerry crashed a year ago and I didn't have a have backup.
It's cool because then I can edit my contacts on a PC too (I use the library's). And since I don't have a PC I really appreciate the OTA sync!
- 02-02-2011, 06:03 PM #12
- 02-02-2011, 10:13 PM #13
- 02-03-2011, 05:26 AM #14
And then spend an extra 20 bucks for a program called Gsyncit that installs on your pc and syncs your calendar, contacts, notes, and tasks with your gmail account, over the air. It just happens, over the air, free, in the background, effortlessly. Then they automatically appear on your phone. You have to get gtasks and gdocs notepad from the Android Market on your phone to see the notes and tasks, but they are free too. Turns it into the best business smartphone ever invented.
- 04-02-2011, 09:57 AM #15
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- 04-02-2011, 10:56 AM #16
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I just wish HTC sync would recognize my Xoom. It does an adaqauate job for my Thunderbolt.
In my opinion Google is kind of shooting itself in the foot trying to force you to use GMail and their own services as the only really easy option. They should have their own universal sync program, let the end users decide where they want their information...
- 04-02-2011, 01:12 PM #17
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- 04-02-2011, 01:42 PM #19
It is worthy of note, I think, that even Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 does not support direct MS Outlook sync. I think MS figures everyone is on, or gonna be on, the "cloud" bandwagon. Interesting, eh?
- 04-02-2011, 08:19 PM #20
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Outlook makes it easy to keep your contacts from work when you change jobs. I may just be old and Paranoid also but I prefer to have all my information on my computer and not out on the web where any tom **** or harry hacker could get to it. yeah yeah I know if they want it they could get it off my computer too, but Im a much smaller target than Google or yahoo...
- 01-24-2012, 09:57 AM #21