- CrackBerry User
- 17 Posts
How to sync calendar/email between devices
Just downloaded 2.0 and overall good impressions so far but there are a couple of things I can't work out. I know I can still access my 'phone's calendar through bridge, but is there any way of syncing the two, as I would rather like to use the PB calendar but if the two won't sync then that would discourage me. Also is it possible to get the email accounts to do the same, so I don't have to look at emails twice?
- 02-21-12, 09:04 AM #9
I really hope they haven't screwed us over becuase of this sync stuff. I Like it in all but I want my BlackBerry contacts and calendar sync not placed in google or hotmail.BlackBerry for Life - Proud owner of the new BlackBerry Passport
- 02-21-12, 09:05 AM #11
I'm still installing OS 2.0 so I haven't tried yet but I assume there are a couple ways to sync contacts and calendar
1) For Outlook users, sync your phone to the computer as usual, sync the Playbook to the computer. Contacts and calendar events should show up on both. This is a little bit of a PITA if you are adding or removing entries all the time and need to sync multiple times daily.
2) Download and enable Google Sync to your phone and to Outlook, and link your Playbook PIM to the google account. As your devices sync to Google changes should be pushed out to each one. If you use a Gmail account this should also sync your read and unread messages.
Not sure if there are any other or better methods right now. Ideally we need a Blackberry Cloud Service that will update across devices.
- CrackBerry User
02-21-12, 09:06 AM #12
- 14 Posts
I was so excited about the update, then I noticed that I could not sync between my phone and play book. That is a huge let down. Now I have manually clear from my my phone and playbook. This has caused me double the work!
- 02-21-12, 09:12 AM #14
I think RIM is assuming that those of us not on BES will just use the Desktop Manager; hence the recent broken update.
Syncing over bridge seems like a pretty obvious and basic feature.
- 02-21-12, 09:12 AM #15
Yes what gives RIM....why can't. I sync my BB phone contacts and calendar to my PlayBook......can I use Desktop manager like I would if I am transferring devices?? Any. One tried that out yet by chance?Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand.
- CrackBerry Master
02-21-12, 09:22 AM #16
- 1,040 Posts
Im just using the Bridge email, contacts & calendar at moment as it seems you cant sync phone & PB. i would like to use the PB native apps as the UI etc is really nice but im not imputting everything twice, i can sync my outlook as suggested but most of my calendar entries i just do on my BB now whilst im on the go so its not practical.
I see it like this - Native email, contacts, calendar are excellent for people buying a PlayBook who dont own a BlackBerry - which is what people were annoyed about before.
Those who have a BlackBerry can use the bridge feature - which to be honest is even better than it was, its just a work around between OS 7 & QNX
I think BlackBerry 10 TO PlayBook 2.0 will be more compatible as they will both be running the same OS.twitter.com/cgry
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-21-12, 09:33 AM #17
- 299 Posts
I guess I'm in the minority but I don't want to sync my phone calendar/contacts with my PlayBook native calendar/contacts. I'd rather use the Blackberry Bridge.
The native Contacts app allow Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn integration and looking at my native contacts, there's hundreds of them. I don't really want them on my Blackberry phone. It would be nice to have the phone calendar in the Playbook native calendar but I'm not missing anything by using the Bridge calendar.
One thing I did notice is that with Exchange, I can get native email but I can't get contacts or calendar in the native apps (I fall back to Bridged versions for that right now). I am assuming this is a bug because it does say we are able to do it. Does anyone else have the ability to view Exchange contacts and calendar in the native apps?
- 02-21-12, 09:35 AM #19
Unless you are storing your contacts and calendar entries in an e-mail account, these are LOCAL databases on your BlackBerry. IF they are stored in an e-mail account, they will sync to the Playbook when you add that e-mail. account.~S_A
All views and opinions here are my own, and do not represent any views, opinions, or official communications either actual or implied of my employer.
- 02-21-12, 09:56 AM #20
having the same issues.
I already sync my BB Phone OTA for Calendar, Contacts, Tasks and Memos. So I get everything automatically on my Playbook ... nice and neat!
The new OS 2.0 Calendar App seems to ignore the bridged calendar completely. If the Playbook doesn't sync with the BB Phone, it kind of removes the need to have RIM tablet .. any tablet will do!
Please ... someone tell me I've missed something .. please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- 02-21-12, 10:01 AM #21
I've tried everyrhing with no success. I,m contacting Wulf, A great Mod,
see if he can help.
I've tried thru DM with Outlook,,, and Thru bridge with IP address from BB Contact list
And a few others tricks. Don't give up it probably something simple. Give it timr it will work out
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-21-12, 06:47 PM #25
- 455 Posts
In addtion to this, I now can't see all of my contacts on my PB bridged contacts since on my phone some are listed as default and others as unknown as the contact type. The "unknown" ones, which for some reason seem to be most of mine, don't show in the bridged list either. So I can't even use that fall back, which I would be ok with if they all showed as they did before the update. Still trying to find the way to fix this as I'm sure there is a way. Just haven't found it yet