Best way to use mobile me to sync accross 2 macs and iphone

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by macgrl, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. macgrl macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2008
    Hello all,

    When I just had a MBP and an iphone mm sync'd great for contacts, email and calendar. Now that I also have an MBA I am having a few issues with duplications, merging and conflicting settings. I often get the choice of whether I want to replace the copies on mm or have mm replace the copies on the mac. In some cases I am going around in circles with information changing on one mac and then back on another.

    Basically what I want to do is to have a clean start and want to know the best way to do this. Should I pick a mac to have as the clean start and then sync that to mm and then the other mac or should I do the clean start on mm and have that sync down to the macs.

    Is it best to just delete the information from the macs by removing the accounts so that the mm is the clean copy?

    I want to be able to trust that all the info on all the macs is current - especially the calendar information.
  2. rcp27 macrumors regular

    May 12, 2010
    My understanding is that iCloud is meant to solve exactly this problem, so if you are prepared to wait a few more weeks till iCloud, iOS 5 and OS X 10.7.2 are launched, then this should solve your problems. Personally I have been using google's callendar, gmail and contacts services for over a year now to solve exactly this problem, and I have found their solution works quite well, without conflicts and the like. The google help pages have plenty of information on how to set things up.
  3. Macsterguy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2007
    MM works perfectly for me with 3-macs, an iPad & a iPhone and I hate to see it go. Especially for doc, keychain and pref sync.... Anyway...

    1) FIRST - BACK UP!

    2) Try turning off sync on all of your devices except for one. MAKE SURE that all of your information is JUST THE WAY YOU WANT IT on that one device and that it is in sync with MobileMe PERFECTLY...

    Turn sync back on on your remaining devices and force a sync from MM down to those remaining devices REPLACING the information on those devices. Do not MERGE the data!!!

    *3) If the above doesn't work you may need to go to the next step where you re-set all of your sync services (by holding down the option key while clicking on the spinning arrows in your menu bar...

    Remember to back up and make sure that ONE of your devices is JUST THE WAY YOU WANT IT before doing anything...

    Hope this helps :)
  4. macgrl thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2008
    Thanks that is very helpful. Much appreciated guys :)

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