Syncing Z10 Contacts With Hotmail/Outlook
Not sure if there is a post for this already, but if someone could help me out it would be great. I set up my z10 to sync with my Hotmail and my calendar and emails worked fine, but I'm having issues with the contacts. My contacts from Hotmail sync to my phone but my phone contacts don't sync to my Hotmail. It's been 24 hours since I tried and nothing works. I have the option to sync turned on in my settings for accounts but still nothing. Can anyone help?
Last edited by spoonman9696; 02-15-13 at 09:54 AM.
- 02-16-13, 12:33 AM #2
Unless I'm misunderstanding your question: Your phone contacts (Local) are not *supposed* to sync to Hotmail. If you want to merge them together (*not* link), then you need to export them from wherever they came from (old BlackBerry?) and import them into Hotmail. Then, your Hotmail account will have all your contacts. Once you can confirm that everything is in Hotmail, you can delete the "Local" contacts from your BlackBerry. Make sure to set your "Hotmail" contacts as the default and not to use "Local" contacts anymore.
Is this what you're looking for?
- 02-16-13, 08:44 AM #4
- 02-16-13, 05:01 PM #5
- 02-16-13, 06:55 PM #6
- 02-17-13, 03:01 AM #9
One issue remains: when I add a new contact it is linked to both Local and Outlook. Unless I remember to manually unlink each new contact, changes from Outlook.com don't sync down to my Z10. Is there any way around this pesky local account linking?
- 02-17-13, 01:37 PM #13
When I check Links, the contact created on my Z10 appears on both Outlook and Local. When I edit the contact in Outlook the changes don't appear on my Z10 unless I unlink from Local.
Update: after a ~24 hour wait, outlook.com started sending updated contact edits to my Z10. And now it seems to be virtually instant. I have no idea if the choke point was at outlook.com or in BB10. But at least for now it works.
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02-22-13, 08:54 PM #16
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Oh man. This whole linking of phone contacts thing has been driving me insane. A lot of my contacts got linked to SIM contacts and local contacts and my outlook.com contacts. It was creating a mess for some reason with updates being done to local contacts and then not syncing with my outlook.com contacts. Was losing my mind chasing it down. So, I'm now on the path to cleaning it all up leaving only the outlook.com contacts on my phone as "the one" set of contacts. Ugh. Hopefully my sanity returns soon...[shabbs]
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- 03-01-13, 06:04 PM #18
Salex, I'm not sure. Transfer to Z10 and Outlook.com has messed up my Contacts somewhat. But if I create a new contact on my Z10 it does sync to outlook.com properly. During this whole process I seem to have lost a few contacts and have lost fields that were not mapped to corresponding fields in outlook.com. I've also lost all of my contact photos.
I gave up trying this week and will just wait for BlackBerry to release an update that lets Link sync with Outlook directly. Gotta say that Contacts and Calendar transfer and syncing has been the one huge disappointment in this otherwise delightful switch to BB10.
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