06-18-2010 07:03 PM
I just got a BB Bold 9650 from Verizon. I have an iMac running the newest version of Snow Leopard. I downloaded the Desktop manager and it sync'd my calendars and notes but not my contacts. Contacts is grayed out and it has this message:
Contacts are currently configured for wireless synchronization.
To synchronize Contacts with BB Desktop Manager, turn off wireless synchronization by opening Address Book on your device and from the Options menu, selecting your address book and changing the Wireless Synchronization field to NO. Reconnect your device and try synchronizing your data again.
The only options I get are to sort and separate views or allow duplicate names or confirms deletes.
I've clicked on every tab and button I can find and there are no wireless sync options anywhere. The user's manual that came with the phone and the PDF manual are both pretty useless. It is like they were designed for a different phone running a different os because I can't seem to find half of what I am looking for by following their instructions.
This is very frustrating because one of the main reasons I went with the BB is because they advertised that their phone would sync to the mac address book and calendars.
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06-28-2010 07:56 PM
That's what the User Guide says. Only that option isn't there. I was at Costco yesterday and they have a booth that sells cell phone services. The guy behind the counter was mystified. He has a BB Bold also but his is from a different provider and when he opens contacts, there is a 'default options' in the list and that is where the wireless sync is located. My BB Bold does not have a 'default options'.
06-28-2010 09:30 PM
As stated in the previous messages - this requires the option to synchronize. When I go to help it tells me to go to options and choose sync wirelessly. There is NO option to sync wirelessly not to mention the fact that I can't because my contacts are not associated with a BB enterprise system.
It is my home computer and the BB desktop thinks the phone is set up to sync wirelessly and it isn't - there is no option to sync wirelessly. NOT on my BB.
06-28-2010 10:20 PM
YEA - my contacts are now on my BB bold. Thanks to Verizon's help desk. On my phone you have to drill down further to get to the wireless sync option.
press menu button
choose email address
then you get the wireless sync option.
Apparently gmail accounts auto set up for wireless sync but the OS X address book does not like that. You have to turn off the gmail wireless syncing (this includes any .edu addresses also) and then the desktop will sync to the BB.
09-16-2012 05:37 PM
Probably the most infuriating two hours of my life. Im trying to sync my contacts from an iphone to this balcberry. Am I the only person who feels this shouldn't be this ridiculously difficult? They're contacts. Im surprised that I can't just drag and drop my address book. I'm thinking of taking this archaic lump of turd back and getting an android. May not be secure but at least it'll work. COME ON RIM!!! This is the very poor. Very friggin poor. These are contacts! Maybe you deserve to sink if you can't figure out contacts!
The desktop software doesn't even lead you to the right folder? WTF? Get your **bleep** sorted out already. Why doesn't it tell me to go to 'contacts' as there isn't an address book on the phone leading to confusion. Are you all asleep at the wheel? This is not a smartphone. Its a frutration generator!