It can be really helpful to have universal access to important information, and we’ve found it really useful to synchronise the Outlook data on our PC with our mobile phone. Over the next three pages we’ll show you how.
When it comes to synching contact data, every mobile phone is different. We have chosen a Motorola RAZR V3 and its Phone Tools software to illustrate how to synchronise your contacts. Simply install the software and click New to give your phone profile a name. Ours is called ‘Ursula’s Phone’.
Mobile phone synching step 1
The Phone Setup wizard will ask you how you want to connect your phone: via a USB cable, Bluetooth or infrared. Not all phones will support all three options – we chose the cable as this is the most widely-supported method. Check the Cable option and then Next.
Mobile phone synching step 2
Once you have selected the connection method, you’ll be prompted to check your phone is switched on and to plug it into a free USB port. The phone will then be detected and installed by your PC. This process can take a while, but a progress bar keeps you posted throughout the installation process.
Mobile phone synching step 3
Our phone wasn’t automatically recognised by the software. In such cases, you need to manually configure the software for it to ’see’ the phone. Select this option and follow the prompts to choose your phone. It should now be detected and configured. Note that your PC will see the phone as a modem, not as a mobile phone.
Mobile phone synching step 4