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  1. dudette.yo

    dudette.yo New Member
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    Hi,

    Is there a way to sync ICal with my Eris? What about my Itunes?

    Thanks to those more knowledgeable than I.
     

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  2. TheNorthernForest

    TheNorthernForest Well-Known Member
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    Welcome to the forums!

    I'm gonna go ahead and move this to the Eris section - that way you can get more replies, hopefully.

    Enjoy your stay!
     
  3. par72

    par72 New Member
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    Markspace is going to develop and program that will allow syncing android phones with Macs. Check their website.
     
  4. CalifJewls

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    I actually just imported my iCal into the Google calendar which makes life much easier with the Eris, its almost instant that the info is synced on your Eris, I did the same with my Contacts.

    In your iCal>File>export
    In your Google calendar>My Calendars>Settings>Import New Calendar>choose the iCal file that you saved on your Mac

    Google really does make it much easier to use their calendar and contacts and this way you can access any computer and your calendar, contacts, etc.

    I wont be using my iCal any longer this is much easier with the Droid! And you don't have to buy any programs or plug anything in to "sync"!

    Goodluck! I'll check back if you have any questions..
     
  5. CalifJewls

    CalifJewls Active Member
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    I used Markspace with several cell phones and always had issues syncing, I personally would never pay for a program to sync when you can simply sync with Google for FREE, but that's me..
     
  6. rmartin27

    rmartin27 Well-Known Member
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    I cant even get my Imac to recognize my Eris. When i plug the phone into the computer I get the sync symbol on the phone but the computer does nothing...Really wanted to put my contacts from my address book on the phone. Im brand new to HTC coming from BB. What do i do?

    Thanks.
     
  7. dmodert66

    dmodert66 Well-Known Member
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    Once you see the "Sync" symbol, slide down the notifications. The click on "USB Connected". It will then ask you if you want to "mount" or not, choose "yes", then you should be able to sync (or at least drag and drop files to your phone)...
     
  8. Slash X

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    I also have a Mac and was looking for an answer to this. I'm sure there is other sync solutions out there but what I found for the short term fix was to do this.

    Sync in itunes to your "Google Contacts" as follows:

    1. Log into your itunes (I have an iphone)
    2. Under the "devices" header it should show your phone
    3. Under the "Info" tab, check "Sync Google Contacts" and then "configure

    This should merge all your contacts from your Mac address book to your Google contacts.

    This also works just like "Mobile Me" ---- updates your google calendar changes and all your contact additions and changes right to the "Eris"

    I have been using the "Google Calendar" for right now to update the "Eris" instead of "iCal". There are differences in both phones (good and bad for both) but the more I have used the "Eris", the more I like the way the phone multitasks with open programs. It's not as polished as the iphone, but this is the first phone I have seriously given enough consideration to try for 30 days on Verizon.

    Hope this helps you out
     
  9. funkdoctor

    funkdoctor Well-Known Member
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    I use doubletwist on my Mac which allows me to sync my itunes library with my eris. check it out.
     
  10. Speedy328

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    I'm using Spanning Sync (free 15 day trial). Have not had a problem syncing iCal as well as Address Book to Eris. Past experiences with Mark Space have been spotty.
     
  11. trinubie

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    Hey all, this may be old news, but I just installed SyncMate on my MacBook and it worked like a charm syncing all my contacts and ical items! It's free and super easy to use...
     
  12. W4LLY

    W4LLY Well-Known Member
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    Resident Machead here, so here's how you make life easy with your Eris and Mac.

    1.) Double Twist. Just do it, it's an iTunes clone and works the exact same way iTunes does with an iPhone

    2.) HTC sync only works for PC. Therefore, it won't work on a Mac. What you CAN do is plug your Eris into the computer and mount it so that it pops up as a hard-drive ala it's SD Card. If you're iMac isn't recognizing it, try a different USB port. Also, you have to ON THE PHONE, when the usb logo pops up, click on it and says "Mount".

    Any other mac related questions with your Eris, hit me up :)
     
  13. doogald

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    I greatly, greatly prefer syncing my Mac with Google and then just having the stuff going over the air to the Eris. I have used both Spanning Sync and BusySync for this - I prefer Spanning Sync myself. I used both SyncMate and Mark/Space with my old WM phone and they always got messed up (Syncmate never worked, M/S used to get stuck syncing cal items). Perhaps their Android apps are better.

    However, I can change my contacts or calendar items on my Mac, on Google's web services, or on my Eris, and I know that my other devices will have the change done within minutes, without needing to connect, mount the SD card from the Eris, do the sync, dismount from my Mac, remount from the Eris...
     
  14. Pitamakan

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    DoubleTwist actually seems to get pretty mixed reviews from folks, and since my phone isn't my primary music player I've just copied music onto it manually via USB. I let Google take care of all the calendar and contact syncing, and with only a couple of very small exceptions it seems to work beautifully.

    (One issue I have is with friends who have multi-word first names ... one of my contacts is named "Dee Jay," and somewhere along the way Google decides that "Jay" is actually a middle name, and then the sync process creates a second entry for that person.)
     
  15. Najmah

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    Hello there :)
    For syncing my Android I used Salling Software
    It was very fast and easy, here is the site :
    Salling Software - Salling Media Sync for Mac
    Just download it, open it, go to the "Music" tab at the top and choose whether you would like your whole iTunes library or certain playlists synced
    Good luck with it!
     
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  16. gpa111

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    There is an option in ical to use your Google calendars as imported from the web. The only calendars I use on ical are from Google. I use double twist for music.
     
  17. rmartin27

    rmartin27 Well-Known Member
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    How do you set your Google calenders up in ical? Could you explain this process, please?
     
  18. gpa111

    gpa111 Well-Known Member
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    Go to preferences. Accounts. Hit the +. Account Type Google. Enter your email address and password. Done.

    Then I deleted all other calendars that were on it.
     
  19. mackidd

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    Thanks for the salling software Najmah!
    Now, how do I keep it from doubling up my on my songs and albums that were manually put on my SD before?
     
  20. kikofosho

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    Would you be able to mount your SD card and manually delete the songs, then sync your library/playlists over?
     

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