I have both a Sprint and Cingular T650. I've synched them with the same username and everything works great...Except when new contacts are added, only the first device synched gets the new contact.
Any idea how this can be resolved? I'd prefer to not have two usernames (one for each phone).
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Re: Sync two T650s
Although I have no specific experience with synchronizing two devices, I have found related information, which I'm sure you already know of.
Thinking of the synchronization process it does make sence that you experience that data is missing on one handheld, since the last hotsync from a desktop perspective was to the same device. The way to get around it is to make one of the handheld a "master" and the other a "slave" and once you have synchronized the master you should synchronize the slave making sure that desktop overrides handheld.
Most references state that synchronizing to two handhelds with the same username could cause unexpected results.
In short don't do it - use different names!
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Make sure bluetooth is turned off and the usb cable is not connected. Then do the following:
•Tap the hotsync icon •Notice the words 'Local | Modem' side by side on the screen •Tap 'Modem' •Select 'Standard Modem' in drop-down list •Enter any phone number (eg. 800-525-6452 *this is a non-working number) •Press the Home button
Now hotsync should stop trying to sync automatically. When you want to run a hotsync Tap on 'Local' in the hotsync screen.
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you have to contact T-mobile technical support and have them guide you through programming their internet settings on the phone. although the phone is unlocked the internet settings currently on the phone is for cingular. have them program the same settings as the t-mobile MDA phone (same phone as 8125, shipped for t-mobile)
Check the setting on the ipaq, go to ActiveSync and tools, options, server and make sure calendar, contacts and inbox are not selected here. Then, put the pda in its cradle and let it do a sync, it should change the settings on the desktop and the (sync status on device) should disappear. I had a similar problem and after de-selecting these, everything worked fine.
If addressbook is presently syncing to Contacts in Outlook, then you will need to reinstall the desktop to alter the conduits. The reinstall should overlay the present version. Just select to alter conduits when requested.
Are you trying to get your data in both Palm Desktop and Outlook?
Are you saying that you wish your data to synch three ways - between your handheld + Outlook + Palm Desktop. This is not an entirely tenable strategy as it is impossible for synchronization software to understand what it would mean if you altered the same event in both Palm Desktop and in Outlook.
If you need to keep a copy of your data in Palm Desktop, PocketMirror has an advanced feature for making onetime backup copies. Open the Chapura Settings dialog, choose your username and then tap on Settings. You will get the option for each of the Outlook conduits to make a one time backup of your data to Palm Desktop. This is a really useful feature for making sure you have an offline copy of your data outside of Outlook.
I have had this happen to me at work. You need to backup your Jornada on the computer that works to sync (VERY IMPORTANT) and then hard reset the Jornada (which wipes it clean). Make sure that you put the name back into the Jornada identification (it will be wiped out by the hard reset). Then try to synch on the computer that can't synch except as Guest now. It should sync fine.
Then you will need to sync on the computer that works to sync to restore the backup file. Then you will be back to normal.
It is a pain. I don't know why it happens but I know this solution worked for me. Let us know if it works for you.
In a nutshell, make sure you have a recent synch to your PC of the 600.
Install the Treo 650 desktop software
Synch to the username of the 600
Your are done.
You should rename the Treo 600 or hard reset it (you will get data corruption if you synch two devices with the same username to one PC).
If you are paranoid, you can make a backup copy of your c:\program files\palm\ folder to begin with. This contains most of your settings and extra software on the 600. As you are an Outlook user, your personal data is probably in a PST file or it is stored in Exchange.