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Old July 10th, 2012, 04:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Galaxy S3 sync with MS Outlook????

With my Galaxy S1 I was able to sync my Microsoft Outlook calendar.
I was disappointed to find that facility not available on the Galaxy S3 (UK).
I have tried with using Kies but it did not work.
Any suggestions out there?

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Use Google calendar sync on your computer to sync it with the Google servers. The servers will then automatically sync with your phone.
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But what, if like many users, you don't want to go through Google?

Part of the reason a lot of people left Apple for Android was for freedom; not wanting the necessity of doing everything through iTunes. I for one!

Is Android moving the same way?

I like to do things independantly of Google. On my Galaxy S2 Kies takes care of this. Is it not the same for the S3 ?
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Find a different way then

I don't know anything about Kies since I don't have my S3 yet.
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When you figure it out Cargo Matatu, let me know how you were able to do it! I want to do the same thing along with updating my contacts.
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As I said, I did it that way through Kies for my S2.
It was simple, by checking the approriate boxes.
I do not yet have the S3.
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As I stated Outlook Synced with my Galaxys S1 but will not sync with S3. I used Kies to sync with S1 but S3 will not do it.
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As I said, I did it that way through Kies for my S2.
It was simple, by checking the approriate boxes.
I do not yet have the S3.
Actually it couldn't be easier. Much easier than setting-up my blackberry when I did that.

Thanks again.

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My Outlook calendar synched just fine, is this issue specific to the international version?
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I have found that I did not look at the options on S Planner where there was the option to use another calendar. I can now sync with Microsoft Outlook.
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Where do you access the "s planner" to sync with outlook?

Can you sync directly contacts with outlook also?

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I use Gmail for all my work and personal communication (I'm a photographer so the line that separates the two is a blur). I spend most my time on my laptop running Windows 7 and my calendar on Outlook. Using a small app called Google Calendar Sync, my calendar entries are shared to my Google Calendar which is then propagated across to my Google Calendar on the iPad 2 and Samsung S3 (S Planner) including my wife's S3 where she is shared my calendar also on S Planner. This set up works perfectly for me.

A word of warning - the first and last time I used Kies to backup my S3, I had Outlook sync checked and regrettably it resulted in my calendar showing two entries of each item. Things got so bad (assuming irreversible) that I had to do a factory reset on the S3 and reconfigured the phone from scratch.
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S PLanner is the icon for the calandar on the SIII. Look for an icon with a calendar on it. Press Left button/Settings/CalendarsCheck My calendar. Then I use Kies to sync Outlook calendar. You are also able to select Contacts if so required. The options for that are displayed on the Kies Page.
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S PLanner is the icon for the calandar on the SIII. Look for an icon with a calendar on it. Press Left button/Settings/CalendarsCheck My calendar. Then I use Kies to sync Outlook calendar. You are also able to select Contacts if so required. The options for that are displayed on the Kies Page.
I followed the instructions above but only found my Hotmail account and my company's account (Exchange). I am trying to sync the Calendar/Contacts on my SIII with my desktop Outlook, which has my personal email (POP3) xxxx@domain.org and it does not show it. I tried Kies yesterday alone it it didn't synch anything and ended up freezing my pc.

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I had the sane problems and resorted to using the apparently MobiMail
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I had the sane problems and resorted to using the apparently MobiMail
I will check this one and report if works for me.
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I have modified my posting as:-
S PLanner is the icon for the calandar on the SIII. Look for an icon with a calendar on it. Press Left button/Settings/Calendars/ and then Check My calendar. Then I use Kies to sync Outlook calendar. You are also able to select Contacts if so required. The options for that are displayed on the Kies Page. Do you have an icon for S Planner?
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I have the S3 and on the home screen it shows a Calendar. Is this the icon that you are referring to? I tried with this one and nothing happened. Also, I removed the Kies on my pc since It wasn't working.
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Yes it is the calendar.
The left button that I refer to to is the Home Key.
Open the Calendar and then press the home button which should then give you the settings menu.
Let me know.
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I have done that and shows me 3 accounts: Hotmail (Exchange), My company (Exchange) and Google account. I want my POP3 account which is the one on my Outlook pc.
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It should show in addition to your e-mail accounts
MY CALENDAR and MY TASK.
Put a check against MY CALENDAR which is the one for use with syncing with Outlook. But of course you will need to reinstall Kies again to function.
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Ok, will do that and let you know.

P.S. Even if doesn't work, I really appreciate your help!
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It worked! The only drawback is that now I have duplicates on the phone and desktop, but I guess if I give categories to them that might solve the problem, right?

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Pleased that I could help out.
The best way to remove duplicates is to try to establish which ones came from Outook as opposed to the one that were originally on the phone and then remove the ones that were on the phone. Difficult I know. I had the same problem and therefore removed all of the entries on the phone before bringing in the ones from Outlook.

Re-reading your posting. Are you saying you have duplicates on the phone and Outlook??
Check in Samsung Kies for sync direction.
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This worked for me once I figured out how to configure Kies on the PC to use Outlook.

However I noticed the groups I assigned to the Contacts in Outlook do not carry over to the S3.

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S PLanner is the icon for the calandar on the SIII. Look for an icon with a calendar on it. Press Left button/Settings/Calendars/ and then Check My calendar. Then I use Kies to sync Outlook calendar. You are also able to select Contacts if so required. The options for that are displayed on the Kies Page. Do you have an icon for S Planner?
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Sorry I am unable to comment on the groups problem as I have not used groups and therefore unable to advise on the ability or otherwise to carry them over.
Perhaps someone looking in may add to this?
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If you down load the latest copy of Kies it will work just fine. I synced my iPhone 4s with Outlook and then used Kies to sync Outlook with my S3 and it worked perfectly. You can the. Sync with Google and you have your contacts set up on both.
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On 07/13 you helped me a lot. Unfortunately my provider (Verizon) had to reset my phone and I need my contacts/calendar from Outlook copied to the phone.
I was told to try uploading to Gmail and then from there to the phone. Big disaster as Gmail does not keep the format as in Outlook with fields/tabs. Instead, it creates a name and combines ALL fields (phone, email, address, etc) into a field called "Notes" which does not allow me to use it easily on the phone.

I realize that you are in UK, 6 hours ahead of me, but would kindly ask you again to help me. I was able to copy my Podcasts from my pc to my phone, but still can't copy the contacts/calendar.

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I used Kies and it worked well with my Win & (Office 2007) Outlook. There is a Kies setting to also use the Groups category from Outlook that copied fine too.
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It did work for me few weeks back, but now I can't or don't remember how to.
Can you give me the steps?

I have Kies on my pc (XP) and Outlook 2010. Trying again just with Calendar.
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Was just going to bed, but needs must first.

Select S Planner.
Press Home button.
Scroll down to SETTINGS.
Select CALENDAR.
Put a check mark against MY CALENDAR as this is the calendar that Outlook regards as being compatible.

Start Kies up on the PC and connect the phone. The phone should then be recognised and then select SYNC on the Kies menu and select the appropriate items. i.e. Calendar, Contacts etc.

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I tried Calendar(Schedule) and I think it worked, even thought it has a strange way to set the date ranges, as started from Sept/2013 ending some date close to Today or next month.
I will try again later the calendar. Tomorrow I will edit my Contacts on Outlook and try it as well. In case a contact from Outlook already exist on the phone, what happens? Does it ask you to overwrite or just skip?

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Start Kies on PC. Click Sync tab in upper middle of screen. Select checkbox for Sync with Contacts Outlook (menu). Select radio button labeled "Selcted Contacts Folder" and check box for "Sync the Outlook category with the contact group....." Select anything else (Calendar, etc.) then click Synh button near top right.
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Incoming contacts from outlook will be added to your contacts and not overwritten.
If you intend to use Outlook as the main input for your Galaxy Calendar then I would feel inclined to add a letter or symbol to your existing PHONE contacts to identify them separate to the incoming Outlook contacts BEFORE importing. If they are then duplicated it will be easy to identify the existing Galaxy contacts and delete those where applicable. Hope that makes sense.

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The Calendar worked fine.

This is the screen that I see for the Contacts:




I will edit my Contacts on Outlook first, then delete the ones on the phone and then try to sync the Contacts.

Is the setup above correct?

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Yup. Correct.

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Guys:

I am cleaning my Outlook Calendar and Contacts before I try to sync.
Is there a way to delete all contacts on the phone? About Calendar entries?

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Incoming contacts from outlook will be added to your contacts and not overwritten...
If this is true, then in my opinion this operation is not a sync, but rather a merge.

A "sync" by definition ensures the records contained in both locations are ultimately identical (SYNChronized!) A sync should overwrite older records in either location with newer records from the opposing location.

Thus, the original question remains unanswered...

Does anyone know of a TRUE sync for Samsung Galaxy S3 with MS/Outlook?

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I am cleaning my Outlook Calendar and Contacts before I try to sync.
Is there a way to delete all contacts on the phone? About Calendar entries?

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Go into the phone settings-> applications, select the contacts and calendar apps and clear data.

Oh, and you should probably turn off sync before you do that our they will just download again.
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Go into the phone settings-> applications, select the contacts and calendar apps and clear data.

Oh, and you should probably turn off sync before you do that our they will just download again.

Thanks! I will try that later Today.
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If the contacts on the phone were not originally derived from Outlook then if the contact listing on the phone is synced to Outlook then the Outlook contacts will be added and not synced. If the contacts on the phone came from Outlook in the first place then they will be synced.
As ylexot says you can delete the phone contacts and then sync which is the best way to go if you are confident that the phone contacts can be recreated in the event of a cockup.

I merely pointed out that by adding a symbol or similar you would be able to differentiate between the two.
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Go into the phone settings-> applications, select the contacts and calendar apps and clear data.

Oh, and you should probably turn off sync before you do that our they will just download again.
You forgot to mention that it is Application Manager and then select ALL to see the contacts/calendar.
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I finally tried again to sync contacts/calendar with the phone.
Calendar looks fine, but my contacts on the phone shows 1208 entries and my Outlook show 356. It looks like Kies reads ALL the entries (deleted, archives, etc) and copies to the phone. Not what I wanted, but I can go and delete what I don't want.
Any comments? I see different colors for the records in the Contacts: beige, green, dark green, salmon/pinkish, does anybody know what they mean?

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Old July 28th, 2012, 11:17 PM   #44 (permalink)
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I tried again and this time I notice the option to specify which Contacts to sync.
As I suspected, it shows you the real contacts (356 on my case) and "Suggested ones" (847).

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Hi I had the same problem as I selected "All contacts". Just click on "Selected contact folder" and only the saved Outlook contacts are synchronized. It is also important to be aware of the setting "Set as a synchronization data storage". I did some tests with different settings, here you can read the results:

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Hi I had the same problem as I selected "All contacts". Just click on "Selected contact folder" and only the saved Outlook contacts are synchronized. It is also important to be aware of the setting "Set as a synchronization data storage". I did some tests with different settings, here you can read the results:

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Based on your examples, I believe that I would do once a week sync from my Outlook to my phone. Eventually if I get a new contact/calendar item needed while I am away from my Outlook, I will enter them on the phone and later synch both ways.

The only part that I don't quite understand is the "warning" message about "sync log" and "deleting things" on a permanent basis...

Thanks for the explanation thought.
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Just downloaded version 2.3.212074_13 of Kies today 08/08/2012 and after sync Outlook with the phone, most of my contacts were gone on the phone. Tried several times again, rebooted the pc and phone, nothing. Luckily, I had a previous version 2.3.2.12054_20 that I downloaded on July/11/2012, removed the new one and installed the old one.
Tried again to sync and the phone got all the Contacts as the Outlook.
Be careful...

If you download a new version that works, please let us know because until that happens, I will keep using the old one.
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After I did the sync as described above last week, now when I try to sync again, Kies freezes and stops at 64% as described below:



Anybody having similar issues?

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I have been using Kies (2.3.2.12074_13) with my Siii with several problems.
First I went through most of the issues described by others. But here are some additional items:
1. It can take 45 minutes to an hour to sync my calendars. Yes they are big but still...
2. During the sync, it will determine that an entry appears in both places and asks which one to use. That's fine; I select Outlook and check that this decision should always be used. But that choice only applies to the current sync.
2. After this long sync, I discovered that some entries are missing.
3. Kies separately syncs the calendar and tasks. But there is no separate Task or TODO app on the Siii. Someone told me that TODOs are placed in the calendar--which is fine but it would have been nice to know that from Kies. But then see 2. above.

SO, does anyone know about "*********** mOffice" It claims to sync everything but it is not free. It can be tried for a month or so free but I worry about loading a new app on my computer.
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Has anybody been able to use Kies thru Wi-Fi? I have Windows XP on my pc and all was working until last week, when I connect with USB cable but the connection keeps coming/going.

I tried to connect using Kies Air from the phone and did not work. Tried thru Bluetooth from the PC and did not work either.

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