How do you sync your iPhone's contacts, calendar & bookmarks?

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How do you sync your iPhone's contacts, calendars & bookmarks (not music/videos)?

  1. Strictly over-the-air via MobileMe

    41 vote(s)
    43.6%
  2. Strictly over-the-air via Exchange (or something other than MobileMe)

    5 vote(s)
    5.3%
  3. Strictly via wired USB + iTunes

    29 vote(s)
    30.9%
  4. Combination of USB and over-the-air (MobileMe or Exchange)

    13 vote(s)
    13.8%
  5. Strictly over-the-air via multiple services (i.e., MobileMe AND Exchange)

    6 vote(s)
    6.4%
  1. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    #1
    I'm curious as to how people sync their iPhones.

    Do you use strictly wireless over-the-air sync (MobileMe, Exchange), do you strictly use USB sync through iTunes, or do you have a combination of the above?
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Wireless over-the-air with MobileMe 100% of the time.
     
  3. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    Same for me, only connect via usb to update songs
     
  4. milani macrumors 68000

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    I sync over the air to Mobile Me, which is set to update Outlook so that I always have an up to date copy of everything locally.
     
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  6. mckvakk macrumors regular

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    #6
    I sync my calendar over exchange and the rest via iTunes.
     
  7. Mikey B macrumors 65816

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    i was using strictly MM, but my company recently opened up access to our Exchange server for iPhones! And we actually don't even have any Blackberry support, only iPhone. Anyone with a BB has to have their email forwarded to gmail.
     
  8. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Via MobileMe.

    That way I have a Cloud backup of all my contacts, calendar events and bookmarks.

    What a nice story. :)
     
  9. domness macrumors 6502a

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    I sync mine to MobileMe and then on the computer it syncs to my MS Outlook which means I can quickly view and change them on there before it syncs it back to MobileMe and then to my iPhone :)
     
  10. pyrodex macrumors 6502

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    100% MobileMe which is very nice if I need a contact changed or whatever. My ONLY gripe about MM is the fact it doesn't save ringtones. So if you do a restore and setup MM again all your ringtones are lost per contact. I REALLY wish apple would fix this :mad:.
     
  11. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I'm actually surprised how many MobileMe people there are.

    I know it's really convinient, but after years of .Mac being overpriced and ignored, I'm kind of used to thinking of it as a sideline player.

    But I guess Apple finally made it worth $100 a year for iPhone users, so it does make sense to see so many people using it. It really is fantastic.

    (I've had .Mac for years, I'm just saying I'm glad to see that other people now think it's worthwile too.)
     
  12. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    MobileMe here. I use a modified subset of my contacts and bookmarks and sync only between the phone and MM.
     
  13. franzmueller macrumors regular

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    I wish I could say Mobile me ... but the fact is that only e-mail works so far the rest not at all ... I guess I will keep receiving free subscription till Apple finally fix it .

    I´ve been a .MAC customer since early 2002 :confused:

    Saludos
     
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  15. xraydoc thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    The problem I've found with using only MobileMe is that contacts and calendar events that are changed while the phone is in airplane mode don't reliably get synced to the 'cloud' when I turn airplane mode back off. I've had too many calendar changes not get synced to be confident about it.
     
  16. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Agree.

    I've been a .Mac member/user for years. I was always hoping that it would get better and offer more value for the money.

    MobileMe is finally doing that.
     
  17. yg17 macrumors G5

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    100% MobileMe over the air.

    Normally, I wouldn't waste my money on MobileMe, but since it integrates well with the iPhone and keeps my stuff in sync, I figured it was worth it. When my old iPhone died and Apple replaced it, it was nice being able to put in my MobileMe username and password and have my e-mails, contacts and calendar back instantly.
     
  18. StingerT125 macrumors 6502a

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