Syncing PC and smartphone

  m800afc 08 Feb 12

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Hello all,

I am having difficulty syncing my mobile contacts with my Outlook 2007, on my PC. I can transfer my contacts from phone to PC without a problem. When I try to send data from PC to phone it simply transfers all of my contacts and adds them to those already in my phone, so I wind up with those on my phone AND those on my PC i.e. double the contacts rather than an incremental transfer. Each time I do a sync this happens, so I can have four or five duplicates of each contact on my phone.

How can I ensure the syncing of only the new contacts?

  bremner 08 Feb 12

What phone is it?

  Woolwell 08 Feb 12

It's a Samsung Galaxy S. I found that syncing contacts through Kies to be difficult. I have abandoned that and now transfer my contacts to Google contacts and that automatically updates the phone. I do the same with the calendar using Google Calendar Sync which is much easier.

There is a setting somewhere on Kies about sync. I'll have to fire it up and look.

  Woolwell 08 Feb 12

Slightly off topic but do you find that your phone does not connect very time and if it does it takes quite a while to be recognised?

  Woolwell 08 Feb 12

Hm - There isn't a setting!

  compumac 08 Feb 12

I have a Galaxy S and use Kies to sync my calendar with Outlook on my PC. It is relatively straightforward. I have not synced my contacts as the list on the PC is huge and I do not want that many on my phone.

  Woolwell 08 Feb 12

I prefer to use Google Calendar Sync set to sync fairly frequently in that way my phone and ipad automatically update without connecting to PC.

  Woolwell 09 Feb 12

I have reverted to using Kies to sync contacts as I realised that contacts deleted on Outlook, synced to gmail, deleted at gmail were not being deleted on the phone. I did not get several copies of each contact. Have you checked on the phone the contact display settings?


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