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  1. clsA

    clsA Well-Known Member

    Well after a few min with the HTC Sync Manager, I cannot find one single use for it. The AT&T ready2go site setup all my contacts from google and the music sync features in the sync manager are worthless. It's much easer to just copy files to the phone like a flash drive than to mess with the sync manager.

    Edit: just gave it one more try and it actually pulled some info from an iphone backup and only crashed 2 times in the process... this is actually progress...

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  2. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Keep us posted!
  3. clsA

    clsA Well-Known Member

    after 2 more attempts @ sync manager I managed to get the photos from the iPhone backup. And it changed my home screen wallpaper. easy to fix fortunately.
  4. wayneholbrook

    wayneholbrook Well-Known Member

    I was just wondering if anyone was able to set up an icould account on their HTC One yet? I wanted to see if your contacts and calanders synced and transfered ok?

    If so, do you have the settings. That would be a huge help. Thank you in advance.
  5. Scootmien

    Scootmien Well-Known Member Contributor

    I have to confess I used Google on my iPhone instead of iCloud. It syncs up with my HTC One perfectly.
  6. clsA

    clsA Well-Known Member

  7. wayneholbrook

    wayneholbrook Well-Known Member

    Thank you for your response. I have seen this video. What I am trying to accomplish is to enter settings so that it syncs wireless and updates everytime I enter in a new contact or calendar entry. Like gmail does now. I know that Blackberry now has that option where you can enter in your icloud info and set it up on the new Blackberry. I was just wondering if the same could be done with Andriod.
  8. clsA

    clsA Well-Known Member

    enable the AT&T Address book that's what it does.
    if you on another carrier I don't have a clue.
  9. Doc

    Doc Well-Known Member

    Well from what Im reading on the mac forums, its seems it was working fine till acouple of weeks ago, sounds like there having servers issues, What you can do is type this in your search field in Google "ICloud sync HTC One" and take a read. Hope that helps............;)
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  10. tbayrgs

    tbayrgs Member

    Try these apps from the Play store. When I was using iCloud (have since moved everything over to Google for simplicity in switching between devices) I used both Smoothsync for Cloud Contacts and Calendar without any issue. The second set of apps (JB Workaround) should also be installed.
  11. cnsideu

    cnsideu Member

    Well, I found sync manager to be basically useless. I used double twist and air sync to move songs and pics over from my MacBook. Worked very well.
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  12. PyroSporker

    PyroSporker Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the follow up!
    Your comments should hopefully be helpful to others who may be trying to make their new One/HTC/other device work well with their Apple products :)
  13. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member

    Replaced my iPhone 5 with the one on my at&t account yesterday and now I can't receive any text messages from anyone with an iPhone? It's still showing as going through as an imessage on theyre end with the blue bubble and all?
  14. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Have you tried texting one of them?
  15. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member


    I can text them, but texts to me don't go through to my one?
  16. PyroSporker

    PyroSporker Well-Known Member

    Sometimes in the past when some of my friends with iPhones send normal text messages to me, their communications are flagged and delivered on my end as MMS messages that I have to use a data connection to download. (ATT -> Sprint network)
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  17. clsA

    clsA Well-Known Member

    This happens because your iPhone was not disconnected for iMessage.
    Those worked for me.
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  18. dee00

    dee00 Member

    I too came from an iPhone 5 and found exactly the same thing... Loving the one tho...
  19. Fiztban

    Fiztban New Member

    Dear community,

    Last Friday I received my first android phone and was finally thrilled to be free of the apple system. Not that it was bad, it just felt like they were in control of my phone more than I was.

    I am loving the level of things that can be done on Android and the HTC so far is working really well. I have a few questions/issues that I am trying to answer/solve and after a weekend of pottering about have come up short which I hope you could help me out with.

    1) Mail:
    I setup my google account and then my exchange account with my university account. Is there a way for the exchange account to browse the university directory when I am typing in a person's email/name to quickly find their address (and not just my people directory)? The iPhone seemed to do this naturally combining the contacts and email exchange details (or maybe just from the emails in my inbox).

    2) Notifications and the lockscreen.
    The HTC one has the stock lockscreens from HTC which are fine though limited. However there is one with notifications which is useful though highly uncustomisable. Is widgets/apps like Widget Lockscreen the only way forwards on this route?

    3) Contacts
    The people app seems a little clunky, I worked out how to choose my own launcher and such, is there a stock contacts and phone app from the android system and is it worth going to that one for a simpler more streamlined dial-phonebook?

    Thank you in advance for any help

    E
  20. Dorfdad

    Dorfdad New Member

    Been lurking for a bit and I have today decided to make the jump. Been an iPhone user for every version from original to iphone5. Today I bought an HTC one.

    I was a bit of a scaredy cat and didnt sell my iphone 5 just yet. Doing a 15 day trial per say on my best buy card :) As its 100% refundable within 15 days. So
    with some caution I am going to put this through its passes and see how it works for me!

    So with that in mind, is there any Inital welcome you have to get this app/launcher or guides for iphone users converting over to Android??

    What I would like to know is if there is an equivalent to icloud for Android? A universal contacts/calendar that I can share with my wife who's still on iphone??

    Appreciate any feedback and look forward to being a member of the site!
  21. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

    Welcome to the world of Android, and to Android Forums! :)

    The following text, slightly edited, is from iCloud: How to set it up and what

    "iCloud and its features are exclusive to iOS devices and Apple products, but a quick check on some key settings on an Android handset can enable similar features.

    Head to the Settings application in your app drawer and look for the ‘Backup & Reset’ option in the menu. Here you’ll be able to enable options like ‘Back up my data’, ‘Backup account’ and ‘Automatic Restore’ all of which ensure that should your device be wiped or app corrupt, a version of these elements is backed up in the cloud.

    Google accounts also come with a lot of remotely based services. Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Contacts all sit online making them easy to pull onto multiple devices simply by logging in with your Google account under the ‘Accounts’ section of the Settings app, they also automatically update across every associated device as well, including other smartphone and tablets.

    Google offers its own in-house alternative to iCloud - Google Drive - which has 5GB storage. What Android offers users above Apple’s iCloud is the ability to write, edit, share and even collaborate with other users on one document, stored in the cloud. This can be accessed on any device with a browser or even via an Apple app.

    Photos from your smartphone can be stored using or to Google+, which deposits photos in an online private album, unless you configure it otherwise. To enable this feature, simply open the Google+ app, tap the option button in the top left and select Settings, from here choose to switch ‘Instant Upload’ on.

    Google offers offers customers a lot of free storage: Gmail has 10GB, Picasa 1GB, Google Drive 5GB, and Google+ is unlimited.

    Without rooting (hacking) your Android device, it’s still difficult to synchronize game saves and apps, but there a vast number of other third-party solutions tailoring themselves to your needs such as TitaniumBackup often requiring rooting. As is often the case with Android, it’s a case of exploring Google Play and seeing what you can find."
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  22. clsA

    clsA Well-Known Member

    Your a little late to the party but I'll be more than happy to help you along. First off you should know I came from the iPhone 3GS/4S for the last 4 years.
    #1 make sure you turn off iMessage on the iPhone or you won't get any SMS txt
    #2 Both HTC And Google will backup you data and settings. Look for HTC Backup and Settings/Accounts & Sync (I use Google)
    #3 When in Google Play Store or Amazon App store
    you can go to settings / My Apps /All ... They keep track of everything you have ever downloaded or purchased.
    #4 I keep my contact list on Google and on the Phone and set them to auto Sync.
    #5 Movies / Music are pretty much just like a flash drive,
    in windows explorer you can just copy and paste to the HTC One /Internal Storage/Folders.
    #6 Most of the apps you used on the iPhone are in the Play store also ( Pandora - TuneInradio - IMDB - Tumblr - your bank apps / credit cards ..etc etc their all their )
    #7 In your Setting there's Transfer Content - iPhone is listed here

    Enjoy your new Toy .. I love mine !!
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  23. Dorfdad

    Dorfdad New Member

    Thanks to all above who responded. Great help! I played alot with it last night and got everything working. Though I still have one issue that I need fixed Hope someone can help.

    #1 Exchange support- I know they have a built in setup for exchange but currently it gets all messages I can go to folders etc but I would like to have the app only sync certain folders inside the inbox say: Inbox/Brandon and Inbox/Troy for examples all the time push/pull and have a pop-up when those messages arrive (kinda like VIP's on iPhone) I don't want all messages beeping all day. But I need to know when one of these people email me ASAP.

    Thanks
  24. OJsakila

    OJsakila Well-Known Member

    Yes sure the sync is fine but it really isn't teaching people what they need learn... What I mean is that if you use Google and /or outlook for your contacts and calendar and you make a habit of NOT keeping every one of your pictures on your phone then there really would never be a need for this program... Which is quite buggy if you ask me anyway... I used it initially and it did work but I felt better after a hard reset and clean wipe and then just downloading from Google...
    I don't mean to be tinkling on everybody's party I just want my point to be that this is a very risky way to count on it for moving lots of personal important info.... Blah blah blah that's all

    Thanks for listening
  25. seanryan1977

    seanryan1977 New Member

    Hi all,

    Having nightmare time with my HTC One, moved from iPhone 4/iTunes which worked flawlessly.

    HTC Sync Manager keeps crashing/closing with no error message. Get the splash screen, the main program, then finding media and then closes. When I attach the phone it loads then says the phone is locked (which it is not) and crashes (no error message).

    I cannot sync any contacts, calanders, music - although it did briefly get some contacts over at one stage.

    Support have no idea and say this has never happened before. They got me to uninstall all HTC elements and reinstall without any firewall, AV and offline (net). No luck.

    I have Windows 7 64 bit with a quad core 8GB RAM.

    Would really love to get this phone working. iTunes worked without any issues. I get the feeling HTC Sync Manager is not the best programmed in the world...

    Thanks everyone.

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