Saturday, March 27, 2010

How To's? - The iPhone 3GS!

iPhone ..aaahh What an amazing Device. The Phone that revolutionized the “Cell Phone Industry”, the Phone that changed the conception of how a “Cell Phone” should be. Thanks to my Elder Brother I have one now :)
There are quite a few things I noticed while migrating from my old Samsung Star 3G to the iPhone 3GS, some I had the answers to, some I Googled, Some were only for MAC but not for our good'ol Windows. I noted down all these & will be updating on this page! So here goes.

1-> How to Transfer contact from Outlook to iPhone?.
The 1st thing everyone does after getting their hands on a new phone is Transferring Contacts. Well even I was planning to do that, but the question was how. Well one would say, just copy the contacts on to the Sim Card & move them, but that only works when you have a contact list of 200-250. What if the list is more & in my case a good 370 with 2-3 numbers assigned to a single contact. In that case we need to do the below.
Install your old phones PC Suite & get the Outlook Address Book synced with it. Once this is done, open up Outlook & do the blow mentioned steps (depending on your version 2003 / 2007. If you have any prior to these, it’s HIGH TIME YOU UPGRADED! ) :P

I have Office 2007, so the screen shots provided are for 2007 :P

Outlook 2003

1. In Outlook, choose Tools > Options.
2. Click Other and then click Advanced Options.
3. Select COM add-ins and select the iTunes sync add-in and click OK.
4. Click Apply and then continue with the steps below.

Outlook 2007

1. In Outlook, choose Tools > Trust Center.
2. In the Categories pane, click Add-ins.
3. In the Details pane, locate the iTunes add-in in the "Inactive Application Add-ins" list.
4. In the Manage box, click COM Add-ins, and then click Go.
5. In the COM Add-Ins dialog box, select the iTunes sync add-in.
6. Click OK.

Once this is done, open up your iTunes & connect the iPhone to PC. Once iTunes is done Syncing the phone, go to the “Info” Tab & check mark the option that says “Sync contacts with Outlook” & then press Sync.

That’s it; you have all your contacts in your iPhone :)

Well that’s all for now, I’ll be updating the blog sometime soon, with more stuff.
Till then Tata.


Ani Dadu said...

You are overly pampered by your elder brothers.
Its alright you deserve it :)

love ya.

Amritha said...

Awesome blog as usual ... N I agree with Ani Dadu :) ...

swati said...

great blog!!! :D :D :D