iPhone won't sync bookmarks!!!!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by tooshaggy, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. tooshaggy macrumors regular

    tooshaggy

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    I have posted this question many places and can't seem to get an answer that works, so I will try it here:
    Its simple, my safari bookmarks won't sync up!!!!!!
    oh, I have my bookmarks in the bookmark menu collection.
     
  2. chiefillini macrumors regular

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    What way are they not syncing, using a mac or win pc? To the iphone from computer or to computer from iphone? I have heard a lot of complaints that bookmarks are a oneway sync from your computer to the iphone only. This is also what I have found out and when I put a bookmark into the iphone it goes away on my next sync.
     
  3. tooshaggy thread starter macrumors regular

    tooshaggy

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    PPC G4 osx 10.4.9
    from safari to iphone. I have tried everything, and they will not sync! I have tried just making an iphone folder by switching out plists-- no luck.
    I have tried using the advanced features in the info tab on itunes, no luck!
    I have tried ibookmark, no luck.
    AAAAARGGH!
     
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    1. On the iPhone, clear Safari's cache, history etc.

    Also, run Safari and then press the home button until Safari quits and returns you to home screen. Then try a sync.


    2. Uncheck sync bookmarks and sync your iPhone. Then do another sync with sync bookmarks checked.
     
  5. tooshaggy thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks, but that did not work. I finally got my macbook from my wife and moved my bookmarks to it, and synced just bookmarks.
    It worked, so something is wrong on my puter.
     
  6. rcm3 macrumors member

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    I'm in the same boat and not really sure what's going on.

    Of note, it looks like the current version of iTunes/iOS handles bookmarks differently than previous iterations:

    "Your bookmarks are being synced with your iPhone over the air from iCloud. Over-the-air sync settings can be changed on your iPhone".

    But uhhh, what's the mechanism for sending this info from my computer if I'm only running Snow Leopard (not Lion)? I do have iCloud bookmark syncing enabled on my phone, so I'm puzzled.
     
  7. rcm3 macrumors member

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    Nevermind...

    When I unchecked 'Bookmarks' under the iCloud preferences on my phone the check box for syncing bookmarks in iTunes returned.

    Order is restored to the galaxy.
     
  8. wateron macrumors regular

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    This forum is so helpful - Solved my problem syncing bookmarks however another question. After syncing if I flip the switch back on my iphone to sync bookmarks to iCloud I get a message "The bookmarks you previously synced with your PC will be merged with iCloud".

    1. Will that create duplicate entries on iCloud?
    2. If I do this then apparently on my next wifi sync it will no longer sync any
    changes I make to bookmarks on my computer correct? I want to continue
    to sync my IE bookmarks to the iphone so in order to do that I think you
    need to keep the bookmarks turned off in iCloud settings, am I right about
    that?
     

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