Synching TF700T to PCSupport

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  1. Rothbury

    Rothbury Active Member

    Hi Guys, new to this forum.

    Have a TF700T and love it but I have a problem with synching it. I have tried synching it to the PC with no apparent luck. Connect it via the supplied cable with Asus Synch appearing on the PC screen and the PC sees it and connects. Synch is switched on, the 700 side. When I try to synch Calender and Contacts the Asus Synch screen says it is doing exactly that but nothing appears to happen on the 700 side. Does anybody know where the Calender and Contacts go to on the 700, besides the obvious and is there a next step involved to have the Contacts at least show up where they are supposed to.

    Any help is appreciated.

  2. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    Hello and welcome to the forums. I've personally never used the Asus sync tool, but perhaps you could try syncing your contacts and calendar through your google/gmail account. I find that to be very helpful because you can do it on the computer, and most of it will automatically sync right up to your tab without any additional effort.
  3. Rothbury

    Rothbury Active Member

    Well , yes that might work but I am using Outlook and I don't really want to go messing around with other programs if the 700 is supposed to synch simply by connecting it to the PC. If your suggestion becomes the only way to do it then I shall. Thanks.
  4. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    MS Exchange and android has always been tricky. The android stock email app can do it, but it's quite horrible imo. A lot of people recommend using an app called touchdown, but this is a rather expensive app.
  5. Tinkerman61

    Tinkerman61 Member

    I have been using the app 'My Phone Explorer' to sync non-enterprise Outlook with both my GS3 and my TF700 with no issues. There is a program that installs on your PC and an app that runs on your tablet/phone and syncs wirelessly through your router.
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  6. Rothbury

    Rothbury Active Member

    But I don't see how this helps with my tablet. Does it work for tablets as well as phones?

  7. peterc10

    peterc10 Well-Known Member

    Well he clearly says it works with his tf700, which is the same tablet as yours. Why not try it since it is free. Look in the app store.
  8. Rothbury

    Rothbury Active Member

    OK, Well I did that and it looks like it works with the PC/TF700T, However I seem to have the same problem again.

    Phoneexplorer connects to the tablet and starts transferring the contacts, notes and calender. Does not give me an error message so I assume it has transferred the data to the tablet. However when I go into the Outlook email on the tablet and click on contacts, there is nothing there. It has transferred the calender tho.

    I am thinking that the only way around it is to remove the outlook account and then add it again to synch it with the server.

    Any ideas?

    By the way phoneexplorer does look like a very good tool.
  9. peterc10

    peterc10 Well-Known Member

    There is no "Outlook" email app on the tablet. Microsoft have consistently refused to provide Office apps for Android. There loss because there are now plenty out there to buy. What email app are you using?

    Easiest way to check if the contacts are saved is to go into the stock People app. That is where they will be listed if they have synced across.

    I use Google to sync my calender, it is much easier than syncing directly with the PC. You can get a little app for your PC from Google that syncs Outlook calendar (and contacts if you want) automatically. I have it set to sync every 30 minutes (you can alter it). So anything I put into my Outlook, phone or tablet calenders automatically syncs to the others wherever I am.

    My tf300 has now effectively replaced my laptop, which sits on its docking station on my desk all the time. Now whenever I go out I take the tf300.
  10. Rothbury

    Rothbury Active Member

    Hi thanks.

    The contacts have definitely come across cause when I go to send an email and I type in the first couple characters it brings up the list of contacts. I have three email accounts on the tablet, gmail, yahoo and my main one, " "Outlook" thru my ISP. I guess I was just expecting the contacts to be listed similar to the way they are listed in Outlook. Still trying to distance my thinking between Windows and Android. I will have a look at the People App. What is that App you have for auto synching?
  11. peterc10

    peterc10 Well-Known Member

    It won't be "outlook" from your ISP. All it will probably be is you using the Asus stock email app to download emails from your ISP. That is not a very good app. I would suggest you have a look at what else is available - I use Kaiten, but there are plenty of others, both free and paid for.

    The People app is already on your machine. Just go into apps (6 little squares in top right) and you will find it.

    You do not need an app on your tablet (or phone) to set up syncing to Google calendar. Just go into Settings then either Sync and choose Google or Accounts/Google (depends what version of Android you have). Either way you can then tick what you want syncing (calendar, contacts etc)

    If you want Google calendar to sync with your Outlook calendar on your PC then, on your PC, go into your Google account with your internet browser. Go into calendar and then have a look around and you will find a link to the software to install to your PC to make that happen. Can't remember where because I set it up 6 months or so ago.
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  12. Rothbury

    Rothbury Active Member

    OK shall do that. Thanks for all your help. Just one last question. Phone explorer transfers "Notes" as well. Can you tell me where they reside on the TF700t.
  13. peterc10

    peterc10 Well-Known Member

    Can't help you with the notes I am afraid, and I do not use the app so cannot check. All I can suggest is you use File Manager to look through and find the myphone explorer file and see if they show up there. I use AK notepad for notes so you could install that free and see if it picks them up.
  14. jknutter

    jknutter Member

    Are you still having problems with My Phone Explorer and your TF700T? I have no problem syncing my contacts between Outlook 2010 and my Asus. Connect your tablet and double check your settings in My Phone Explorer. Under sync select your outlook program for contacts and Calendars. I also cannot help with Note as I don't use it either. Oh and also make sure under the Settings - then Sync that the Sync protocol is IrMC-Sync. Hope this helps if you are still having an issue.

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