Microsoft’s My Phone cloud backup service just when live the other day albeit still being in beta form, and now, Google has also launched their Google Sync beta service for Nokia S60 phones.
This over-the-air sync service from Google works with S60 3rd edition running phones in conjunction with the Mail for Exchange app of Nokia. Once configured properly, you can now change your Google Contact and Google Calendar appointments through your desktop or laptop, and have it sync automatically to your phone within a matter of minutes. Do note, however, that the latest version of Mail for Exchange needs to be installed on your phone for this to work.
So, if you’ve got it installed on your S60 3rd edition based Nokia phone already, then follow these steps to enable Google Sync beta on your phone (as instructed by Google):
1. Open the MfE folder on your phone and start the Mail for Exchange application.
2. Select Yes when prompted to create a new Sync profile.
3. Configure the profile with the following settings:
- Exchange Server: m.google.com
- Secure Connection: Yes
- Access Point: your carrier's Internet access point
- Sync while roaming: your preferred setting
- Use default port: Yes
- Username: Your full Google email address, e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Password: Your Google Account password
- Domain: leave empty
* Sync schedule
- Decide when you want synchronization to happen. Leaving this Always On will ensure your data is always current, but will also consume more battery than other settings.
- Synchronize Calendar: Enable or disable
- Sync Calendar back: your preference
- Initial Sync: Decide if you want to keep existing Calendar events on your phone or replace them all with events synced from Google Calendar.
- Synchronize Tasks: No (currently not supported by Google Sync)
- Synchronize Contacts: Enable or Disable
- Initial Sync: Decide if you want to keep existing Contacts on your phone or replace them all with contacts synced from Google.
- Synchronize Email: No (currently not supported by Google Sync)
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