Sunday, July 3, 2011

How to Sync BlackBerry Contacts With Microsoft Outlook

If you have got a BlackBerry phone and you want its contacts to sync with your MS Outlook, you will need to do a few steps mentioned in this free Microsoft Outlook support guide. The guide will walk you through the procedure step-by-step to establish contact sync between your BlackBerry and Microsoft Outlook.


Before you begin, grab your USB data cable. It will be needed to connect your BlackBerry phone to your desktop computer. Among other things that will be needed to sync contacts with Outlook is the Desktop Manager software. Your BlackBerry phone must have Desktop Manager installed on it. If your BlackBerry is missing this software, download it from the official BlackBerry website. Without this software, BlackBerry won't sync with Microsoft Outlook.

Plug one end of the USB data cable into your BlackBerry phone and the other end to your computer to connect both the devices. Navigate to the phone menu and fire up Desktop Manager. Click the OK button if you see this message 'No applications configured for synchronization'. Click the Synchronization link in the left hand pane of the Synchronize window in Desktop Manager. Afterwards, click the Synchronization button. If you are prompted for a password, enter it in and continue.

On the next screen saying Select Device application, select the Address Book option. When asked Select a desktop application, click on Microsoft Outlook and click the Next button. When asked for Synchronization options, click to select One way sync from Device (Device ®Microsoft Outlook). It will sync your BlackBerry contacts with MS Outlook. The other option, One way sync from Device (Device Outlook), will allow your Outlook contacts to be synched with your BlackBerry phone.

If you want your contacts to be synched to and from between BlackBerry and Microsoft Outlook, you can choose Two way sync (Device «Microsoft Outlook). When done, hit the Next button. Hit Next again and then hit the Finish button to exit the Address Book Setup Finish window. You will now return to the Synchronize dialog box. Click to the check the box next to Synchronize organizer data and then hit the Synchronize button.

If you want your BlackBerry contacts to automatically sync with MS Outlook the next time or whenever you plug it to your desktop computer, check the box next to Synchronize the selected items when your device is connected to the BlackBerry Desktop Manager. The box should be selected before clicking on the Synchronize button. Your BlackBerry phone will now start synching contacts with Outlook. Wait for the process to complete.

When done, you might be prompted to confirm and acknowledge the changes. If prompted, hit the Accept button. When done synching the contacts, close Desktop Manager and remove the USB data cable. Now you need not worry about losing your BlackBerry contacts, these will remain present in your Microsoft Outlook unless deleted.

The Author of this article is associated with V tech-squad Inc, V tech-squad Inc. is a cloud based technical support provider to consumers and small businesses. if you have any problem while performing the above steps and need technical assistance for Microsoft Outlook support, You can reach V tech-squad online technical support at their Toll Free No +1-877-452-9201.

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