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  1. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator


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  3. Scootmien

    Scootmien Well-Known Member Contributor

    As someone with an iPhone too, that is absolutely brilliant and will save a minor headache should I decide to go with this phone.

    Top work.
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  4. Scootmien

    Scootmien Well-Known Member Contributor


    I have actually swapped from an iPhone 5 to an HTC One and the sync from iPhone backup was pretty easy once I could get the crappy HTC Sync Manager program to stop crashing on me. I have got all my text messages, calendar appointments, pictures and contacts straight from my iPhone. A great feature that needs a better front end to make it even more effortless.
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  5. My friend has recently bought the HTC One, he used the iPhone 4 before and with the app HTC Sync Manager, he take the syncing easily.
  6. Napoleon_PhoneApart

    Napoleon_PhoneApart Well-Known Member

    Accessing the iPhone's backup file? Nice. It would be great to transfer text messages over if I get the HTC One.
  7. PyroSporker

    PyroSporker Well-Known Member

    HTC has released a quick video guide for the iPhone -> HTC One transfer process. While it does not get very specific on the process of making an iPhone backup or Sync Manager versions and installation tips (which as we can see in this thread Sync Manager installation is not always a simple process) it does show the simple process and can give a glimpse of how it works before going through it.








    HTC - Wordwide site | HTC Sync Manager Download Link
    (Note: there is a difference between HTC Sync and HTC Sync Manager)
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  8. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Stickied it is! :)
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  9. clsA

    clsA Guides Guide

    Theirs an app in cydia called AppInfo. it has a feature to export via email a list of all your cydia tweaks/apps/repositories - apple apps - and music. pretty useful for setting up a new phone. I also found a few apps posted on another forum, iSyncr 4 and MyPhoneExplorer were both highly recommended replacements for the buggie HTC Sync manager.
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  10. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Welcome to the forums, great suggestions! :)
  11. clsA

    clsA Guides Guide

    Thanks. I'm moving from the iPhone 4S to the HTC One. I installed the HTC Sync Manager and it tried to import my 200 plus gigs of music and 800 gigs of other media. it crashed and reloaded about 20 times in the first hour before i could figure out how to stop it from auto importing everything. I immediately went searching for an alternate. My One won't be here for another week (AT&T 32gig) so I'm still reading alot and getting everything in order for the big move.

    Theirs a lot to learn coming from an iPhone. I'm not totally new to android, I have the HP Touchpad that duel boots cynogenmod and Webos and have flashed a few nightlys and done some rooting of the Samsung Epic and Evo's back in the day.
  12. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    You'll do great.

    Honestly? The only thing that I've ever really enjoyed about HTC Sync is the drivers. :)

    Check out Dropbox or the like for cloud-based syncing, or AirDroid for simple copy / paste to your phone via wifi. Good stuff. :)
  13. clsA

    clsA Guides Guide

    speaking of dropbox.. I see that HTC Offers a 25gig account free for 2 years
    how does this work if you have an existing account with just the normal free 2gigs (I currently have3.6gigs)? Will Dropbox just add the extra storage ? or will I have to start a new account to get the full 25 gigs? and yeah, I've been using Airdroid for a while on the touchpad it's pretty sweet but it does have its limits.
  14. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    I think that they add it.

    Same question came up last year, others had Dropbox already, I was new to it. If marctronixx or someone knows off the top of their head, great, otherwise I'll look up the answer thread on that later when I'm at my pc.
  15. cnsideu

    cnsideu Member

    Has anyone heard if sync manager works with a Mac?
  16. PyroSporker

    PyroSporker Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forums! :)

    HTC Sync Manager is supposed to be Mac compatible with Intel based Mac systems, using MacOS 10.6 or higher. In the recent months/year HTC has put some concerted effort forth in becoming more compatible with Macs. Still not perfect from what I've read, but they are actively trying to become better.

    Check out the link I provided in Post #8 (scroll up a ways, it is just a few posts above this one) it will serve you with a download link and further specification on PC and Mac requirements.

    EarlyMon (see above for some of his posts), one of our great Moderators here on the forum, has an option of a Mac setup in his habitat I believe. He may be able to provide you with some great insight if you run into any Mac compatibility issues.
  17. cnsideu

    cnsideu Member

    Thanks Pyro.

    I do not have Office for Mac and don't plan on buying it. Looks like I'll have to find a PC somewhere.
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  18. sikclown

    sikclown Well-Known Member

    Why would you need Office? I think HTC Sync Manager works without it.
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  19. cnsideu

    cnsideu Member

    I was reading this. Looks like it requires office for Mac. I dunno.


    "Hardware Requirements (Macintosh):
    Mac computer with an Intel processor
    512MB of RAM or higher recommended
    1024 x 768 or higher-resolution video adapter and monitor
    100 MB of available free hard disk space, and USB 2.0 is required

    Software Requirements (Macintosh):
    Mac OS X 10.6 or higher version
    Microsoft Office for Mac 2011"
  20. sikclown

    sikclown Well-Known Member

    Those are separate. I think what it is saying is if you want to Sync your phone with Office then it has to be 2011. If you look at the Windows requirements they have several versions of Office listed. It is probably only for particular syncing like emails, documents, or calendar. If you go to the Sync Manager webpage it will sync media based on iTunes and move over all of your iPhone info (if you have an iPhone).
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  21. PyroSporker

    PyroSporker Well-Known Member

    I was thinking the same thing. I think the Office Suite for Mac is only required for Outlook sync - Outlook Emails, Contacts, calendars, etc.
    If you don't use Outlook then I don't think you need Office for Mac in order to utilize HTC Sync Manager. (Hopefully there is not some strange driver included with the Office Suite that is needed)
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  22. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    There are no strange drivers, the Mac Office for OS X has always included an Outlook hookup, that's all. (It's always been that way so far.)

    OS X is a unix, so no drivers are used.
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  23. PyroSporker

    PyroSporker Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I have a bad habit of mixing terminologies and my brain fails to think past simplest terminologies most of the time. You know what I mean though. :) Lets mix in some more terminologies. Instead of driver I could go with Shared Object, Dynamic Library, Framework, Extension, Stream, etc.

    Your best bet is to just facepalm and walk away :D
  24. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    LoL
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  25. cnsideu

    cnsideu Member

    Thanks all. I'll be picking up my One this eve. I'll let you know how the sync goes.
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