Forlorn.of.thee (fa'lo:n ŭv thē), p, my only strength and stay,forlorn of thee, whither shall I betake me, where subsist?
Paradise Lost by John Milton

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Android Help 1: Syncing an Android Phone with Outlook

Number 1 in this series of Android How To**

Blackberry supplied a free Desktop Manager that made syncing Outlook with the handset via a USB cable very, very easy. Contacts, calendar, notes and tasks on my laptop were also on my Blackberry.

Times move, the iPhone and Androids are now the in-devices. Everyone's using it, businesses included. Why then is it so difficult finding something to sync an Android phone with Outlook. I was even willing to pay!!

Fortunately, FJ Software Development came to the rescue with MyPhoneExplorer. It's free too (but I'll definitely be making a PayPal donation!)

To sync via a USB-Cable:
1. Download MyPhoneExplorer [Here] and install
2. Download an ADB Driver [Here]
3. On the mobile, enable USB-Debugging
          Settings -> Application -> Development
          Settings -> Apps -> Development
          Settings -> Developer options:
4. Connect mobile and install an ADB Driver
5. Start the MyPhoneExplorer on your PC
6. Setup the sync options File -> Settings
7. In the Connection-Tab under Phone Typ choose Phone with Google Android-OS and in Connect via... choose the option Autodetect.
8. Connect with the "F1"-button or via "File->Connect"
9. Now your Device should be connected to the MyPhoneExplorer. Select what you want to sync.

** More as a memory jogger for myself rather than for any greater noble purpose

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Pavel Trotsenko ~