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  1. mousr's Avatar
    I just got my GS3 from UK.

    I have worked with SamsungS, BlackberrIES, and iPhoneS.

    Can anyone please help me with these two questions:

    I bought an iPhone 4S for my wife from UK. I am unable to setup Face Time. After talking to Apple advanced support (very expensive), the issue is about logging onto the FaceTime servers in the US with international Firmware (handshake and encryption issue).

    1. Does anyone know of any issues with an international GS3 on US servers?

    My biggest (and the most Important requirement) is to sync all my data with Microsoft Outlook (PST file). I am constantly updating Contacts, Calendar, Notes, Tasks, (everything). Outlook PST file is the most used file (3-5 times a day) on my laptop. Blackberry Desktop Sync with Outlook (if anyone has done it), seems to work best because it not only informs me what data is changed, but also asks me to select the data to keep on both (phone and Outlook) if the data has changed, essentially allowing me to undo any accidental change that may have occurred on my device (I don't have that luxury on the iPhone).

    2. Does anyone know if GS3 does any of this? Are there any issues with that?

    Thank you so much.:confused

    07-05-2012 01:55 PM
  2. snoopyandroid's Avatar
    First of all, this IS an Android forum, so your first question is moot. You're asking about an ios app (facetime) that's not an app on the S3.

    As for your second question, I have no clue. I use google for everything. Syncs up very nicely with my S3.
    07-05-2012 03:56 PM
  3. mousr's Avatar
    First of all, this IS an Android forum, so your first question is moot. You're asking about an ios app (facetime) that's not an app on the S3.

    As for your second question, I have no clue. I use google for everything. Syncs up very nicely with my S3.

    As I posted, I have worked with BlackBerry 'and' Apple devices.

    My question was: similiar to my iPhone problem with FaceTime (as I discovered it after I used the phone), are there any similar issues (not FaceTime since it is ONLY on an Apple device), with any Android applications that I will have to to sacrifice if I use an international phone in the US?

    If you don't use Outlook to sync, then your answer is moot.

    Thanks for your time.
    ashishb likes this.
    07-05-2012 05:13 PM
  4. pcotton's Avatar
    Hello, welcome to the forums.

    My international S3 syncs beautifully with my outlook account. When I add any on either my phone or computer, it updates on the other device almost instantly.

    With regards to working in the US, there should be no problems using all S3 functions anywhere in the world.

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Android Central Forums
    07-05-2012 05:19 PM
  5. beh's Avatar
    As far as syncing the S3 with Outlook I have never had any luck with using gmail calendar as it doesn't compare Outlook entries with its own calendar entries and you end up with hundreds of copies of the same date..

    Somewhere on this forum another person figured out you can successfully sync Outlook with Samsung Kies. I have in fact done this successfully. Then you can use gmail calendar to sync multiple android devices to one another. If you do a search for Outlook with Kies I am sure you can find it. I don't have it at hand.
    07-05-2012 05:19 PM
  6. scottray's Avatar
    Don't have my S3 yet - should be here next week. Presently using a Moto Atrix 4G and CompanionLink/DejaOffice to sync with Outlook. A colleague of mine has had good results with Mobisynapse to sync with Outlook. A good resource for Android/Outlook sync is Sync Android/Droid with Outlook/Exchange.
    07-06-2012 12:33 AM
  7. kjnangre's Avatar
    I'm sure there are ways to get it to work with Outlook. But there's another option to consider:

    I used to use Outlook constantly as well, like you: Email, contacts, Calendars, Notes, tasks etc. About a year ago I switched it all to Google. Sure, there was a learning curve and it took me a bit of time to get used to a new way of doing things, but I would never even think of going back. Everything syncs to/from my phone completely seamlessly. I never have to worry about backing up PSTs since all the data lives on Google's servers. I can access my info from any internet-connected computer. I don't have to constantly download Outlook security updates from Windows update.

    Computer-based software is being replaced by cloud services; gradually, but inevitably. I figured I'm going to have to switch eventually, so I did and everything runs very smoothly now.
    07-06-2012 01:56 AM
  8. Splange's Avatar
    You can set it up to sync with outlook. But you have to do it manually, as in you need to know the server name and domain rather than just : email, password, ready to go.

    Sent from my SGH-I747M using Android Central Forums
    07-06-2012 07:39 AM
  9. walterwood44's Avatar
    I use gmail in Outlook and Google Calendar Sync on my desktop and laptop to keep my calendar up to date. I still keep some Outlook PST folders on my desktop computer but only use them for off line archive.

    I understand that Samsung Kies might sync my contacts with gmail but I have not gotten around to trying that yet.
    07-06-2012 07:55 AM
  10. mousr's Avatar
    I think it is my error in explaining. My Bold is one line, and iPhone is another phone line.

    All my e-mail data Hotmail, GMail, IMAP, Exchange Server, is on both phones; so, it's all live.

    All my other data: Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, and Notes is in my Outlook (PST) file. When I sync both phones every night, contacts, Calendar, Tasks, and Notes, gets synched (Phones to PST File then PST file to Phones). This way no matter which phone I am browsing, the data is the same. This can only happen if I can Sync the phone to my Outlook file.

    No contacts, calendar, tasks, notes, are anywhere else (Gmail, hotmail, etc). everything is saved locally on my PC (reducing likelihood of security breaches or virus problems)

    Can anyone tell me if there are any problems with Kies synching with Outlook 2010?
    07-06-2012 10:48 AM
  11. snoopyandroid's Avatar

    As I posted, I have worked with BlackBerry 'and' Apple devices.

    My question was: similiar to my iPhone problem with FaceTime (as I discovered it after I used the phone), are there any similar issues (not FaceTime since it is ONLY on an Apple device), with any Android applications that I will have to to sacrifice if I use an international phone in the US?

    If you don't use Outlook to sync, then your answer is moot.

    Thanks for your time.
    I was mislead by the way you wrote your question. It looked like you were asking about your facetime issues on your iphone. Based on your answer, I re-read your question and I now get it.
    07-06-2012 11:05 AM
  12. mousr's Avatar
    Here is what I have found in the past 1 1/2 days of using the Galaxy S III.

    I downloaded and setup Kies 2. It works with synchronizing with Outlook 2003. My contacts and calendar came over just fine. there is no notes app on android (although the Kies tutorial has a Memo app sync with Outlook's Notes and To Do with Outlook's Tasks). I don't see a Memo or a To Do app in my droid.

    I am using a 16GB MicroSD card (Kingston) in my droid. But, it shows up as a 1GB card (while 16GB was usable in my Bold). I can't seem to use this as a removable drive (which would be great since all documents, music, pictures, videos are now saved here).
    07-08-2012 03:33 PM
  13. Rooster99's Avatar
    svmtoo, I have had much the same concern as I'm currently using a BlackBerry Torch 9860 with Outlook 2010 on my desktop. I'd like to switch to a Galaxy S3 but first I need to be sure my PIM needs will be met.

    You've confirmed what I'd expected - Android has no native To-Do (Task) or Notes app.

    My current thought is to use Pocket Informant on the Galaxy, synced directly to Outlook on my desktop. A public beta of their new version starts this weekend, and I've been told it adds direct Outlook sync and Contacts sync to what they already had - Calendar sync and Tasks sync. I haven't figured out a solution for Outlook Notes sync yet. The Pocket Informant web site is at Welcome to WebIS.net - Home.

    If you decide to try it I'd be interested in your reactions. I won't be trying it until after the public beta is over.

    Just as an FYI, I use Pocket Informant on my Berry currently, set up to sync Outlook <> native Berry PIM <> Pocket Informant on Berry. My logic is that there are a number of 3rd party apps that use the native Contact, Task and Calendar app on my Berry so this structure keeps that data available to them. Not sure how that will work in the Android world.

    Hope this helps - and happy to share any info I have.

    - R.
    07-08-2012 07:45 PM
  14. kjnangre's Avatar
    There is no notes app on android (although the Kies tutorial has a Memo app sync with Outlook's Notes and To Do with Outlook's Tasks). I don't see a Memo or a To Do app in my droid.
    It's true Android doesn't have these things, but the Galaxy S3 does. Your calendar app has a tasks section. You should also have an S-Memo App installed.
    07-08-2012 11:12 PM
  15. mousr's Avatar

    It has been a little more than a week. With my hectic (consulting/running all over NJ/NY) work schedule, I haven't had any downtime to properly research (yet).

    Kies v2 Works (more/less). I have synchronized my Contacts (although there are some issues with the field mapping between Outlook Addressbook and the Android's Phone Addressbook). The phonenumbers are working; but the address fields are skewed up making them hard to use for mapping in the Navigation application. I am working to resolve this in addition to opening a case with Samsung. Depending which Samsung tech picks up the phone, the Phone is only supposed to sync with your Google Cloud Account (which obviously isn't so since they have launched Kies v2). I would recommend you work with a copy of your PST file as I do with mine. In the event of a mishap, you can just revert to your working copy. This may be due to me synchronizing with my iPhone and my Blackberry before this. Outlook isn't gracious to anyone else writing to it's books; especially Apple.

    Calendar is works fine. Tasks is part of your calendar application on your phone (as Kjnangre mentioned) and the sync is quite nice.

    I have tried over 20 apps to sync my Outlook files on my phones. None of them have helped much; instead may have destroyed my PST file over time. If you feel it works for you, that's great. I now only buy phones which fit all my needs.

    I am using SMemo and it is quite nice; but it does not work link up to my Outlook's Memo/Notes (potato/potato). Try using AudioNoteLite (iPhone App) it is actually better than the Outlook Notes.

    Overall, I am very happy with my S3. It's volume isn't as clear and as loud (more importantly) as my Blackberry Bold. The Blackberry Desktop is so much more reliable and efficient to sync with Outlook. Nothing to this day has worked better with Outlook.

    Samsung's keys are smaller than that of Blackberry or Apple (you'll need a few days to get used to it).
    07-16-2012 02:21 PM
  16. mousr's Avatar
    Just a thought:

    Some people are mentioning servers. That pertains to Exhange Server. That is not what I was asking. My Outlook is my Contacts, Appointments, To Do List, Notes. None of it is on any server. It is a standalone PST file.

    Thanks for all your help.

    If I make any headway, I will post it here.
    07-16-2012 02:27 PM
  17. Twist747's Avatar
    I have used GSyncit for several years now. I use it to sync my Outlook calendar & notes (tasks too if you want). Worth the reasonable $.

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    07-19-2012 09:41 PM
  18. waldowayne's Avatar
    I was very happy with the Galaxy S3, until I tried to sync my Outlook calendar. Heads-up for Outlook users: While contacts sync ok, Samsung support has confirmed that its Kies software does not work with the Galaxy S3 when it come to the calendar. They suggest an 18-step export as a work-around
    The easiest way to export the calendar from outlook is to import into gmail account used by the device and from there it will appear on the device.

    Export from Outlook
    1. Open Outlook
    2. Click File menu
    3. Click Import and Export
    4. Click Export to a file
    5. Click Comma Separated Values (DOS)
    6. You may be required to install the possible translator here. Just follow the directions on the screen.
    7. Select folder to export from: Calendar
    8. Browse, name, and save the file some place easy to find it. (Desktop)
    9. Click Next
    10. On the follow actions will be performed screen click the Finish button.
    11. Allow the export to perform
    Import into Google Calendar
    1. Open Google Calendar
    2. Click the small arrow in the upper right corner of the “Other calendars” box that is on the left side of your calendar page.

    3. Click the Import Calendar link under Calendar settings
    4. Click the Browse button and select your exported file
    5. Choose your calendar
    6. Click Import and wait. It may take a bit.
    7. You will be notified when the process is completed.
    07-20-2012 06:07 PM
  19. mousr's Avatar

    That works. But, that defeats the purpose of Synchronizing. It would meant that I can only update my Outlook and each time, I have to export/import.

    Ideally, I want to update either (Outlook or Galaxy) and synchronize to update.

    When I sync, All the contacts from the phone are copied to Outlook each time. And, as a result:
    1. Outlook has multiple entries for each contact.
    2. Address fields are completely skewed up.

    I am sure there is a way. My Calendar, and Tasks are coming over properly. Contacts are still unable to sync.

    Thanks. (Off to Google I go...)
    07-26-2012 12:30 PM
  20. mousr's Avatar
    HAH! Finally got some time to resolve the issue.

    I have been messing around with this for the past couple of days (Google wasn't much help). Mine is a bit complicated since I have multiple Outlook profiles (Outlook, Business, Personal, Backup, Archive) and each is linked to a distinct PST file.

    I may have finally resolved the inconsistencies in sync. Here are the steps (once the mobile is attached to Kies):

    1. Run Kies
    2. Attach the phone (Kies should successfully detect it). If it does not, the mobile is not properly attached to Kies).
    3. On the Sync tab (in Kies) ensure that 'Selected Contacts Folder', 'Selected Schedule Folder', and 'Selected To Do Folder' options are enabled and pointing to the appropriate locations. You should enable the same for your video, movies, pictures as well. Apparently, leaving options up to Samsung just doesn't work.
    4. For the first time, reset the sync history. This may cause some duplications.

    Once the first sync completes, you should not have any trouble unless any settings are changed on the phone, Kies, or (more importantly) Outlook.

    Hope this helps.

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    09-21-2012 10:51 AM
  21. nadz28's Avatar
    New to Galaxy s3 was a previous Blackberry user. I use Outlook email and calandar on a daily basis for EVERYTHING business and personal. I was so worried after reading in forums about all the problems ppl were having syncing outlook to the Gs3. I thought OMG, maybe I made a big mistake. Anyway.. I JUST downloaded Kies from the Samsung website, plugged my phone into the laptop and crossed my fingers. It worked!!! My calendar and contacts synced beautifully plus I imported some pics to my phone and when I have more time will sync my itunes library.
    10-01-2012 05:55 PM
  22. Pranada's Avatar
    What Software do you use? I am trying to sync contacts, calendar and notes from Outlook 2007 to Galaxy Note Android 4.0.4 version. I also want to sync music and video.

    I can't figure out if Kies syncs Outlook Notes and if so where they are on the android. I spent two days trying to get CompanionLink to work and gave up after hours with tech support. Another three days with Mobisynapse, which synced contacts, but with field mapping problems.

    I'm thinking of trying AndroidSync, but don't see enough reviews to make me feel confidant.

    I prefer NOT to sync via Google or the cloud.

    PCOTTON, will you share what software/process you use?

    Kjnangre: How do you get Kies to sync Outlook Note with S-Memo?

    Svmtoo: Are you syncing Outlook Notes, too?

    thanks for any help. What a nightmare!
    10-09-2012 11:17 AM
  23. visegrip72's Avatar
    I've been using MyPhoneExplorer now since I got the S3. Coming from a TP2 and windows active sync, I too was used to everything syncing, without the use of a google cloud based system. I have all google sync turned off and only use myphoneexplorer. Seems a recent update greatly increased sync speed too.
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    10-10-2012 09:56 AM
  24. Tony_1170's Avatar
    I've been using GsynchIT for ages. Synchs my PC's outlook via Gmail ovet the air to my phone. Synchs both ways.

    Does my contacts, calendar and tasks. Never have to think amout anything, always works. If I trash my phone, re set up and 3 mins later all synched again.


    Worth the few

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    10-10-2012 10:05 AM
  25. stlheadake's Avatar
    I have the SG3, and have had it for about a month. I use my work Outlook for contacts and scheduling, but Gmail for email. I have all of my contacts backing up just fine. When I make an appointment on my work calendar (at work) it shows on my phone. However, if I make an appointment on my phone calendar IT DOES NOT SYNC to my work calendar, EVEN WHEN I manually SYNC from the phone. I can't figure out how there is only one way communication.

    Prior to my Galaxy 3, I had an HTC Desire with Android 2.?. The sync with Outlook worked flawlessly. Ok maybe this is a dumb question, but why is the G3 so different? With the Desire, I didn't use ANY 3rd party sync apps, it just worked. I THINK I am close because it syncs one way, just not the other. If anyone has any thoughts I'd be interested in trying them....

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    edited because I can't figure out how to 'quick' post.
    10-25-2012 10:49 AM
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