Bluetooth, Tansfering contacts from Nokia to Mac

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  1. Darold macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone. This is my 1st post, and my black MacBook is only 2 hours old. I am trying to get my phone numbers from my Nokia 6230 to my address book in the mac. I was able to sync the devices without a problem, but when I browse the cell phone, I can't access the phone numbers (Even if I did, I don't know how to transfer them). I can access the sub-folders where pictures and ringtones are stored, but not the address book on the phone. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Also, is there a way to automatically sync any changes I have made to the calendar to be sent to my phone? My non-bluetooth PC uses Outlook, but I haven't purchased it for the mac yet. I would like to be able to edit outlook in one computer and have all my contacts and reminders sent to my phone. Is this possible, or do I have too high of hopes for bluetooth?

    Thank you in advance for your time. I look forward to posting more questions soon.
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Welcome to the Mac world. :) When you say sync, I think you actually mean you *paired* your phone and your computer, and are browsing it. Pairing means that the phone and the computer can talk to each other wirelessly. Syncing means that you are transferring information (i.e. calendar entries and contacts).

    The default system is to use the Calendar and Address Book that are included in OS X. There's also a program called iSync, also pre-installed in the applications folder. If you set your phone up in iSync, it can automatically sync contacts in your phone with Address Book and calendar events with iCal. Very simple to use, and the compatibility with Nokia phones is outstanding. :) Give that a try.

    MS also has a compatible product called Entourage, but iCal and Address Book are much more popular.
     
  3. Darold thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for the speedy reply. I tried using iSync, and it is able to find my phone. However, it says that "iSync cannot connect to this device."

    Online Nokia's website says that my model is supported. I though Macs were idiot proof....I wonder what that makes me.:rolleyes:
     
  4. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    I have a Nokia 6230i and it works fine.

    Make sure you have to closed all the menus on the phone and made sure bluetooth is actually switched on on the phone.
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Nah, it's not your fault. Macs are not completely idiot proof, but they're pretty good. Cell phones are a wholly different story.

    Look at this. I think it may apply.

    http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20060409021928939&lsrc=osxh

    It appears to be a firmware issue. Sounds like you have two options -- use the workaround described, or else contact your cell service provider and get the firmware in your phone upgraded.
     
  6. Darold thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Changing the code did the trick. Thank you!

    I guess this is what I get for being one of the very first people to get the new phone model. I've had it for long enough though, and plan to upgrade to the Iphone later this year, so hopefully those devices work better together.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Glad you got it working... when you said changing the code worked, what code did you mean? Do you mean what was suggested in that link, or did you re-pair your phone?
     
  8. Darold thread starter macrumors newbie

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    All I did was change to 0 to a 1 as mentioned in the link. I didn't have to do anything with the phone.

    Now my calendar transfered without a problem, but I still do not see my contacts in the mac (It said both were transfered). Is this because I have all my contacts stored on the SIM? Is there a way around this besides just moving them to the phones memory (which isn't really a problem..I just prefer them in the sim in case of the phone breaking).
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Gosh, that's a good question. My 3650 was my first GSM phone, and I synced it with Outlook on a PC using Nokia's program. Then I synced it with a Mac using iSync, and when I got my RAZR, I synced that with my Mac also... so I never really tried putting contacts on the SIM card. Some quick google searching seems to indicate that programs both on Windows and on OS X do not sync contacts if they're on the SIM card, but I'm not 100% sure, since I have no experience with it.
     

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