1. dexo's Avatar
    Hi guys,

    I'm trying to sync BB10 Remember's notes via Exchange Active Sync to the Notes app on my Apple devices but I can't get it working.

    I do a lot of writing for my work and I've been neck deep in the Apple ecosystem since the PowerPC days, so switching is not an option for me. I've always loved BlackBerry handsets and I really like the 9900/Q10/Q20 style physical keyboards. A couple years back I bought a Q10 to use as a portable note-taking and writing device, because I could take it with me anywhere and write whenever the inspiration came to me. I used the native Blackberry 'Connect to Dropbox' app to sync everything I wrote on the Q10 to Dropbox from which I could access it on my Macs for proper formatting and getting the real work done.

    I recently bought a brand new BlackBerry Classic (still sealed what a delight), I had done my research and knew that the native Dropbox, Evernote, OneDrive options were all broken at this point and that BB10 itself would soon be EOL. Obviously an Android Blackberry would be more capable, but I much prefer the keyboard on the Classic and its overall form factor and design evokes a strong sense of fond nostalgia in me. I decided to go with the Classic and sync my writing from Remember to my Apple devices native 'Notes' app via EAS.

    Anyway I set up an Outlook.com account on the Classic via EAS and the same exchange account is configured on my iPhone/iPad/Macs. Emails are working perfectly but none of my notes are syncing. I cant get anything I write in Remember to appear in Notes on my Apple devices for love or money.

    As an experiment I bought a $200 Android phone and set up the same Outlook.com account via EAS on it and wrote some notes and those notes from the Android device appear on my iPhone and Mac instantly. So the problem is clearly on the BB10 side.

    Am I doing something wrong? Does BB10 still support syncing Notes via Exchange?

    Ideally I'd really like anything I write in Remember to sync to my Notes app on iOS/MacOS. But is there some other workaround I could use to sync the notes, just so I can enjoy the Classic's awesome keyboard?

    I searched the forums extensively but couldn't find anything to resolve my issue.

    Thanks in advance to anyone who is able to offer some assistance.
    06-11-19 07:39 PM
  2. dexo's Avatar
    TLDR version:

    how to automatically sync notes from blackberry classic remember app? (for access and backup). Native Dropbox/OneDrive/Evernote all deprecated. Can't get Exchange to sync notes from BB10? How do you guys sync your remember notes from BB10? Classic is running 10.3.3.3216 in case that matters. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

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    Last edited by dexo; 06-12-19 at 03:03 AM. Reason: typo
    06-11-19 09:08 PM
  3. TrumpetTiger's Avatar
    Hi guys,

    I'm trying to sync BB10 Remember's notes via Exchange Active Sync to the Notes app on my Apple devices but I can't get it working.

    I do a lot of writing for my work and I've been neck deep in the Apple ecosystem since the PowerPC days, so switching is not an option for me. I've always loved BlackBerry handsets and I really like the 9900/Q10/Q20 style physical keyboards. A couple years back I bought a Q10 to use as a portable note-taking and writing device, because I could take it with me anywhere and write whenever the inspiration came to me. I used the native Blackberry 'Connect to Dropbox' app to sync everything I wrote on the Q10 to Dropbox from which I could access it on my Macs for proper formatting and getting the real work done.

    I recently bought a brand new BlackBerry Classic (still sealed what a delight), I had done my research and knew that the native Dropbox, Evernote, OneDrive options were all broken at this point and that BB10 itself would soon be EOL. Obviously an Android Blackberry would be more capable, but I much prefer the keyboard on the Classic and its overall form factor and design evokes a strong sense of fond nostalgia in me. I decided to go with the Classic and sync my writing from Remember to my Apple devices native 'Notes' app via EAS.

    Anyway I set up an Outlook.com account on the Classic via EAS and the same exchange account is configured on my iPhone/iPad/Macs. Emails are working perfectly but none of my notes are syncing. I cant get anything I write in Remember to appear in Notes on my Apple devices for love or money.

    As an experiment I bought a $200 Android phone and set up the same Outlook.com account via EAS on it and wrote some notes and those notes from the Android device appear on my iPhone and Mac instantly. So the problem is clearly on the BB10 side.

    Am I doing something wrong? Does BB10 still support syncing Notes via Exchange?

    Ideally I'd really like anything I write in Remember to sync to my Notes app on iOS/MacOS. But is there some other workaround I could use to sync the notes, just so I can enjoy the Classic's awesome keyboard?

    I searched the forums extensively but couldn't find anything to resolve my issue.

    Thanks in advance to anyone who is able to offer some assistance.
    Hey dexo,

    I can confirm that EAS is indeed working for BB10 devices to sync Remember notes. However, if memory serves, I think Outlook.com may use a slightly different syncing method on iOS devices. When setting up the Outlook.com account on your Apple devices, are you selecting Exchange or Outlook.com in the account type section?
    06-13-19 12:07 AM
  4. dexo's Avatar
    Hi TrumpetTiger, thanks for your response.

    It's great to hear that you can confirm EAS is working on BB10 to sync Remember notes!
    Can I ask which EAS provider (Outlook.com, Office365, G Suite, etc) you've managed to get this working through? I've been trying for days to get notes to sync via EAS, but only emails are syncing not notes.

    Yes, I've configured the Outlook.com account as Exchange on all devices (never chose the Outlook.com option).

    I've spent hours Googling and some people seem to think that Outlook.com's implementation of EAS may not be the "full" version. So I was going to sign up to a Microsoft Exchange Online hosted email plan to be sure its "full" EAS and see if that would work. It just sucks to have to pay a monthly fee to Microsoft purely to sync notes from BB10, because I don't need the email hosting service for anything else.

    It would be great to know what service you use, as I could get the same one to be sure it works.

    I'm about to try completely wiping the BlackBerry Classic and setting it up again (in case anything third party I've downloaded from BBW is causing the issue) with a new outlook.com account before I go for a paid solution though. It would be great to sync notes without ongoing costs.

    Thanks again for your reply, much appreciated!
    06-13-19 12:28 AM
  5. TrumpetTiger's Avatar
    Hi TrumpetTiger, thanks for your response.

    It's great to hear that you can confirm EAS is working on BB10 to sync Remember notes!
    Can I ask which EAS provider (Outlook.com, Office365, G Suite, etc) you've managed to get this working through? I've been trying for days to get notes to sync via EAS, but only emails are syncing not notes.

    Yes, I've configured the Outlook.com account as Exchange on all devices (never chose the Outlook.com option).

    I've spent hours Googling and some people seem to think that Outlook.com's implementation of EAS may not be the "full" version. So I was going to sign up to a Microsoft Exchange Online hosted email plan to be sure its "full" EAS and see if that would work. It just sucks to have to pay a monthly fee to Microsoft purely to sync notes from BB10, because I don't need the email hosting service for anything else.

    It would be great to know what service you use, as I could get the same one to be sure it works.

    I'm about to try completely wiping the BlackBerry Classic and setting it up again (in case anything third party I've downloaded from BBW is causing the issue) with a new outlook.com account before I go for a paid solution though. It would be great to sync notes without ongoing costs.

    Thanks again for your reply, much appreciated!
    No worries dexo, I'll be here to help the loyal BB10 remnant as long as our benevolent Crackberry mods allow me to be.

    I have confirmed the service works with Office 365, which uses EAS as you may know. If you want to sign up for an Exchange Online plan that's certainly a viable option, but you might also try resetting your accounts on your iOS devices and selecting the Outlook.com option to see whether that corrects your issue. I would agree that it's likely not the full EAS experience, but if you don't want to have to pay Microsoft $4/month it's a good option to try.

    Feel free to wipe your Classic if you wish (backing up using Link/Sachesi/DBBT/Ultimate Backup first of course), but I find it unlikely that a third-party app, particularly a native one, would be interfering with EAS/Outlook.com sync in this manner.
    06-13-19 06:29 AM
  6. dexo's Avatar
    Thanks for all your help TrumpetTiger!
    I've got it all up and running like a beauty. I'm super stocked about it. I used an old uni email I still have which is through Office365, set that up and got a nice surprise, a new "Sync Memos" appeared whereas with outlook.com configured via exchange that option was never present.

    My conclusion from all this is that free outlook.com accounts cannot sync notes to/from BB10 Remember. But I would be happy to be proved wrong by anyone on that. At this point I believe it's only possible to sync remember notes via EAS through a paid exchange product (Office365/G Suite/etc) which is a bit of bummer for us Remember fans but at least it works.

    I'm hopeful that because this solution doesn't require any BBW apps it might continue to be viable beyond 31/12/2019? But maybe I'm just getting my hopes up

    Anyway thanks again TrumpetTiger. You're a hero. Saved the day!.
    06-13-19 11:26 AM
  7. Emaderton3's Avatar
    Thanks for all your help TrumpetTiger!
    I've got it all up and running like a beauty. I'm super stocked about it. I used an old uni email I still have which is through Office365, set that up and got a nice surprise, a new "Sync Memos" appeared whereas with outlook.com configured via exchange that option was never present.

    My conclusion from all this is that free outlook.com accounts cannot sync notes to/from BB10 Remember. But I would be happy to be proved wrong by anyone on that. At this point I believe it's only possible to sync remember notes via EAS through a paid exchange product (Office365/G Suite/etc) which is a bit of bummer for us Remember fans but at least it works.

    I'm hopeful that because this solution doesn't require any BBW apps it might continue to be viable beyond 31/12/2019? But maybe I'm just getting my hopes up

    Anyway thanks again TrumpetTiger. You're a hero. Saved the day!.
    I am surprised as I had it working (although it was a long time ago).
    06-13-19 12:32 PM
  8. TrumpetTiger's Avatar
    Thanks for all your help TrumpetTiger!
    I've got it all up and running like a beauty. I'm super stocked about it. I used an old uni email I still have which is through Office365, set that up and got a nice surprise, a new "Sync Memos" appeared whereas with outlook.com configured via exchange that option was never present.

    My conclusion from all this is that free outlook.com accounts cannot sync notes to/from BB10 Remember. But I would be happy to be proved wrong by anyone on that. At this point I believe it's only possible to sync remember notes via EAS through a paid exchange product (Office365/G Suite/etc) which is a bit of bummer for us Remember fans but at least it works.

    I'm hopeful that because this solution doesn't require any BBW apps it might continue to be viable beyond 31/12/2019? But maybe I'm just getting my hopes up

    Anyway thanks again TrumpetTiger. You're a hero. Saved the day!.
    You're quite welcome dexo! Glad it's up and going for you. I do what I can.

    Please rest assured that this solution, like many things some people on CB would have you believe will stop working after 12/31/2019, will continue to work well into the future.

    I'll have to do a test on outlook.com accounts since it's my experience that they sync with no trouble. I'll let you know the results.
    06-14-19 03:52 PM
  9. dexo's Avatar
    Thanks TrumpetTiger. I'm looking forward to your findings re: syncing remember notes via EAS with outlook.com accounts. I couldn't get it to work for me come hell or high water. Very interested to see your findings

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