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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by HaroldMe, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. HaroldMe

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    HI there,

    I have just bought a Motorola Razr because my Galaxy S2 does not sync multiple calendars from one exchange account and the Razr does.

    However, the Razr does not sync the pictures of my contacts which are on the exchange server. iOS, WP7 and the Galaxy S2 sync them.
    I have read, that this is a problem of Motorolas contact app. However, are there any news on that? I'd like to keep an Android device because I like the openess of the system. But as none of these work flawlessly with exchange, I'm about to change to iOS. :(

    Thank you!
     

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    I have never done it, but maybe you could try to first sync the pictures to Outlook and then sync Outlook with your Razr and that would get the pictures onto the phone?

    I know there was a thread about this here, but I cannot remember if it was solved. Do a search.
     
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    Yes, I read the thread, but there was no solution suggested. But as some here on the forum said, he/she wanted to ask Motorola, I thought, perhaps there are some news.

    Syncing with Outlook first is no option for me, because I depend on the wireless syncing mode.
     
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    I've not heard any update that the native app will sync pics. Third party apps TOUCHDOWN and ENHANCED MAIL do sync pics. I love TD, using it for email well before getting my Razr. I'm not a fan of TD's or EM's contacts or calendar UI, so I use EM just to handle the sync of contacts and calendar, and actually use GOContacts and Business Calendar as my contacts and calendar programs. Lots of people hare happy just with TD... I really want text in my monthly calendar view.
     
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    What I meant by sincing with Outlook first is to sync ONCE so that pictures get onto your phone and then when you have them kep syincing wirelessly.
     
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    I understand it is a known Android issue that Outlook contact photos will not sync to the phone's contacts.

    Here is my workaround:

    Install "GO Contact Sync Mod" (LINK) on your desktop to sync Exchange/Outlook contacts with Google contacts. This will sync your Outlook contact pictures to Google contacts. Then set up your Razr to sync phone contacts with Google contacts, not Exchange/Outlook contacts.

    You will need to either manually sync in the future when contact info changes, or set GO Contact Sync Mod and Google contacts to sync automatically.
     

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