Blackberry and Apple products?
My wife had to get rid of her BB because desktop manager would no longer work with here apple products.
Has this changed? with any of the new desktop manager software?
She needs to be able to sync with her work ical on a Mac or at least from the cloud.
- 12-27-12, 01:20 PM #2
DM works for me on my mac, don't know about iCal though, all my calenders and contacts synced via Gmail. Even with the old build of DM , it worked for me on my mac.....I haven't used cables to sync in quite a while
- 01-12-13, 01:23 PM #4
Nope. If you want to sync your BB with your Mac, you are still forced to be 'Local'.
(I assume you are not willing to use the Google workaround - since Google support for BB is fading as well)
- CrackBerry Master
02-08-13, 10:12 PM #6
- 1,010 Posts
I sync my Blackberry 9860 with my Mac directly to the computer and iCal. It works fine. Multiple calendars can be a pain so I deleted all CICAL entries from the service books, other than the one I want to use. I prefer to sync locally since I don't want my calendar on Google or cloud based services. You can run into issues after an OS update, so to prevent those problems, I sync the Blackberry and computer before I do the OS update, then update and sync again after the update choosing the option to have the computer overwrite the Blackberry data. I also always backup the calendar and contacts on the computer by exporting to an archive before syncing just in case. I have done it like this for years and all works well.
- CrackBerry User
02-10-13, 09:24 AM #8
- 71 Posts
In theory, you can sync your data with iCloud.
In practice it isn't as clear. Some people have been able to set up their iCloud so it syncs e-mail, contacts and calendars. Myself, I've only been able to get e-mail and contacts working. Calendars is a no go so far. BlackBerry Support is working with me on it.
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-17-13, 09:23 PM #11
- 310 Posts
A few issues here. BlackBerries (prior to BlackBerry 10) do not support WebDav, the open-source protocol Apple uses for syncing Contacts and Calendars in iCloud. When iCloud was introduced, this also broke local syncing between a computer and a BlackBerry. Apple blocks this, presumably for potential sync conflict issues. There is a workaround, which is to turn iCloud off on the computer in question, sync your device with Desktop Manager, and then you can turn iCloud back on. Obviously changes in iCloud will not take effect on your BlackBerry until you go through this process again.
As I mentioned, BlackBerry 10 now supports WebDAV so they can sync with iCloud in real-time. Particularly looking forward to this, myself.
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