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2630 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 5, 2009 12:20 AM by birichina
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2009 12:52 AM (in response to birichina)Here are your options:
1. Export from Palm Desktop and import to iCal and Address Book Instructions are here:
The downer is that this will lose your categories in Address Book, I think.
2. Get Missing Sync here:
3. Sync the Treo to Address Book and iCal, then connect the iPhone and sync from AB/iCal to the iPhone. Instructions here
Number 3 is your best bet - it should retain all the categories etc. However, doing this in a hurry is a recipe for panic. My advice is to try 3 first. If you can't get it to work, try 1. Although that might lose categories, it gets everything onto the iPhone, and the iPhone's built-in Spotlight search will enable you to find people, events etc really quickly. And it's easy and quick. Later on, when you have time, you can try something cleverer.
You don't need Missing SyncMacBook Pro 17" 4Gb; iMac 24", 3Gb; Powerbook G4 17", 1GHz, 1Gb;iPhone iPod 80GB, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2009 5:25 PM (in response to birichina)I just bought an iPhone after years and years of using a Palm device. I used this method to transfer my Treo 680 into my iPhone 3GS.
Couple addendums: I had to go into Palm's HotSync Manager and enable iSync. Then I had to hit the hotsync button at the same time as iSyncing it. Voila!
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Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2009 7:22 AM (in response to Tracey Lam)Tracey - yes but did you have as many contacts and appointments? I'm in the same boat! leaving an office where I've been syncing Treo to Outlook/Windows at work for years. 5600 contacts, 29,000 calendar appts. NEVER have been able to sync the Treo to my home PowerMac. Finally bought an iPhone, have tried EVERYTHING to get the data out of Windows and into Mac. NEVER works. hoses entire records, hoses categories, even hoses the labels on the phone numbers. Help!!! Missing Sync does not work with this much data, I tried it... any other thoughts? I have 4 weeks to get this figured out.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 29, 2009 6:36 AM (in response to birichina)I now find myself in the same position as birichina (who started this post). birichina, I'd be deeply appreciative to hear how things went/are going!!
I'm looking at buying Missing Sync even if I only use it once - I don't mind the cost if if works.
I could very well be wrong, but nick101, my recollection of trying a straight export - option Number 1 had the same unsatisfactory effects as using iSync, which is option Number 3.MacBook Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Palm TX migrating to iPhone 3GS
Currently Being ModeratedSep 29, 2009 6:42 AM (in response to Bjmn)
I could very well be wrong, but nick101, my recollection of trying a straight export - option Number 1 had the same unsatisfactory effects as using iSync, which is option Number 3.
It's entirely possible. Palm has never been great at helping users in this area. If it was me, I'd experiment with 1 and 3 before going for MS, but I can usually find time and I enjoy the puzzle. If you're short of time and brainspace, I'd suggest paying up for MS for the sake of an easy lifeMacBook Pro 17" 4Gb; iMac 24", 3Gb; Powerbook G4 17", 1GHz, 1Gb;iPhone iPod 80GB, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 5, 2009 12:20 AM (in response to Bjmn)Well, what I ended up doing was going to the mac store, signed up for one-to-one help for the year with my new computer and phone, and someone there helped me set up a special import (we matched up the different fields so phone numbers would go into phone #, etc.). None of my notes on each record came over, and all the phone numbers came over as "other," but at least the data is in my iphone now.
we did a separate sync for the calendar and it kind of worked--a few weird things happened, but it mostly worked.
and I used notespark to transfer my memos, and enjoy using it on the iphone.
will still take a while to get all this data clean on my iphone, but at least i know who is calling me now!PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.5.7)