Friday 17 january 2014 5 17 /01 /Jan /2014 22:53

This quick tutorial will show you how to directly transfer Outlook contacts to iPhone without the need of iTunes. iTunes sync could be risky as it can delete data off the iPhone.

 

At the same time, transfer of contacts between Outlook and iPhone should be a straight-forward experience without the involvement of iTunes sync.

 

You would need a small utility which acts as a mediator between Outlook on your PC and the iPhone. Download the PC utility from here:

 

  1. Download and install the PC program from the above link

  2. Run the program on your computer and connect the iPhone

  3. From the main program window, click on “Import contacts”


  4. Once prompted, click on “Outlook (direct import from Outlook)”


  5. Select your Outlook contacts folder from where to import the contacts and click OK


  6. At this stage, Outlook on your PC might prompt you to grant access. If so, allow for the maximum amount of time and click "Yes"


  7. Select the Outlook contacts you wish to transfer to the iPhone. to select all contacts, simply click on "All contacts" at the top of the list. Click "Import selected contacts from Outlook".


  8. The Outlook contacts are now imported to the iPhone

 

The Outlook contacts were directly transferred to the iOS Contacts app

 

YouTube tutorial – Transfer Outlook contacts to iPhone


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Wednesday 25 september 2013 3 25 /09 /Sep /2013 15:58
wifi problems on iphone

If you are like me, you would not have experienced issues with your iPhone WiFi beyond lack of available network to connect to or occasional unavailability of 3G. However, there is much more to iPhone WiFi problems than that.

 

One of the most common WiFi problems on the iPhone is the WiFi option being greyed out. This means that you cannot connect to the Internet, because your iPhone switch is turned off and is unavailable. This occurs mainly on the iPhone 4S running iOS 6. However, reports of the same problem occurring under iOS 7 are growing. For a complete list of iPhone WiFi connectivity issues and possible solutions, be sure to check the following page: Common iPhone WiFi problems.

 

Amazingly some users claim that putting the iPhone with greyed out WiFi in the freezer fixes the issue. See the below video for a demonstration of how this works. I have to warn that this might not fix your iPhone WiFi problem.

 

Other common WiFi problems include:

  • iPhone unable to join WiFi network
  • iPhone unable to join WiFi network
  • iPhone unable to join WiFi network

 

The below YouTube video shows how to fix an issue with the iPhone's WiFi being greyed out by placing the phone in a freezer:


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Thursday 12 september 2013 4 12 /09 /Sep /2013 15:31

iOS 7 is coming out on September 18th. If you have still not decided whether to upgrade your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to iOS 7, you probably have a good reason for that.

 

Like the difference between Windows 7 and Window 8, you might find yourself overwhelmed by iOS 7’s new look which has completely different from predecessor versions.

 

To find out more what to consider before upgrading, refer to this detailed article: 3 things to consider before you upgrade to iOS 7

 

Before upgrading to iOS 7 make sure that you:

  • are ready to adapt to the new look and feel
  • make a full backup of your iDevice (via iTunes, iCloud or third party programs)
  • are ready for decreased battery life (albeit slightly) and any bugs which may be present in the initial version of iOS 7

 

To find out more about what’s new in iOS 7, have a look at Apple’s official iOS YouTube video:

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Wednesday 7 august 2013 3 07 /08 /Aug /2013 14:22

Ever since the introduction of iOS 6, the iPhone and other iOS devices such as the iPad and iPod Touch have been closely integrated with Facebook. You can easily share webpages, videos, and posts you find online directly with your Facebook friends and it is all native to iOS 6. You can also share photos and videos to your Facebook wall directly from the native Photos application. You can even post your Facebook status via Siri.

 

One love-it or hate-it feature of the iPhone’s native Facebook integration is the ability to source Facebook-friend data into the iPhone contact list. The problem until recently with bringing in your Facebook friends’ data to your iPhone contacts is the clutter that this brings to your iPhone address book. New contact entries containing little more than Facebook nickname information are created and added to the iPhone Contacts app.

 

 

In June, Facebook announced a fix with an update to the Facebook iOS app. Instead of creating extra contact entries without useful contact info, Facebook now only sources data to already existing contacts on the iPhone. All new contact entries created via Facebook contact sync were now automatically removed from the iPhone contacts list.

 

The fix was met with an even larger confusion by iPhone Facebook users who woke up in the morning realizing that half or more of their previous contact list was gone. In any case, the deleted contact entries were only the ones created by Facebook on your iPhone which contained little to nothing more than the person’s Facebook profile name (nickname).

 

However, if you would still like to opt out from Facebook’s integration with iPhone’s address book, here is how to delete Facebook friends from iPhone’s contacts list.

 

1. On the iPhone, navigate to Settings > Facebook

 

 

2. Place the Contacts switch from ON to OFF

 

 

3. That’s it; you just unlinked Facebook integration from your iPhone address book.

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Monday 8 july 2013 1 08 /07 /Jul /2013 14:39

Due to a number of new devices available such as the HTC One, Android has been gaining market share and especially in Europe it is by far the leading smartphone platform with some 70% market share compared to a meager 18% share for iOS devices. If you recently bought an Android phone and are ready to transfer your old iPhone contacts to your HTC One, follow these quick instructions.

 

A. Export the iPhone contacts

 

1. You would need to get yourself a program called CopyTrans Contacts which will export and save the iPhone contacts on your computer. Download and run the program from here:

 

2. Plug the iPhone into the PC. The iPhone contacts will get listed in the tool’s main window

 

 

3. All you need to do at this stage is choose which contacts you’d like to import to the HTC One and hit the button “Export selected”

 

 

4. Make sure you select the correct contact export format. Since HTC One is an Android smartphone, choose “Android”

 

 

5. The iPhone contacts you selected can now be found in a folder on your PC as separate vCard files

 



B. Import the iPhone contacts to HTC One’s internal storage

 

1. Now connect the HTC One to your computer and navigate to “My Computer” where the phone will appear as a new device

 

 

2. Double-click on HTC One device within “My Computer”

 

3. Finally, drag and drop the folder containing your iPhone contacts to the internal storage of the HTC One

 

 

C. Import the contacts to HTC One from the internal storage

 

1. You may now disconnect the HTC from your computer. Open up the “People” app and tap “Manage contacts” under the menu button

 

 

2. From the next screen select “Import/Export contacts” and then tap “Import from phone storage”

 

 

3. Select “Phone” and then “Import all vCard files”

 

 

4. The iPhone contacts have now been successfully imported to HTC One

 

 

YouTube video showing how to import iPhone contacts to HTC One

Importing iPhone contacts to HTC One is an easy matter.

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