3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 17, 2013 4:10 AM by Guy Walch
Guy Walch Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have already submitted the question in French.  Since I receive no replies, I re-submit the question in English (sorry for my poor English). I have recently received an iPad # DM*******FHW. I encounter diffi-culty to synchronize the contact of my mail installed on a PC running Windows 8. Messaging is Windows Life Mail, Contacts file are of WAB format named “carnet d’adresses” with entries of the vCard (.vcf) file type. Synchronization between the PC and the iPad works well for messaging and receiving mail or responses, but for new messages I have to manually type the addresses.  During a send or a transfer, the address book remains desperately empty. Only my name appears in Contacts of the iPad. My supplier of access is Skynet (Belgium). Receiving messages as POP3 (pop.skynet.be).  Sending messages command as SMTP (relay.skynet.be).  Skydrive (Microsoft), iCloud and iTunes are enabled.  I can transfer files or folders from one system to the other.  Skynet support referred me to Apple support by pretending not to know Windows 8 environment. In Apple Help for synchronization of contacts, Win-dows 8 is not covered (support seems limited to Windows 7). How proceed?  Thanks in advance


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iPad, iOS 6, PC Windows 8
  • 1. Re: Contacts synchronisation with PC Windows 8
    TiRohn Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Hi Guy

    This shouldn't have anything to do with Windows 8 or 7 or Vista or whatever. The Contact sync should be enabled within the Settings --> Mail, Contacts, Calendar --> "your account". Wihtin this, when I added my Hotmail account I could check if I want to sync only mail or also contacts, calendars and reminders. Did you double check this setting?



  • 2. Re: Contacts synchronisation with PC Windows 8
    Techmadness Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Hi guy,


    Your English is much better than my French so lets carry on as we are if thats ok.


    There are two ways to sync contacts with your ipad:

    1. iPad settings, mail, switch on the sync for contact, cal's etc


    2. within itunes, plug in your ipad and then review the settings for that device. Here you can set itunes to sync your contacts with a specific mail application from that machine. this is typical if your contacts are stored on your pc and you are using Windows Mail that only saves the contacts locally and not on a web based remote server like Microsoft Exchange.


    Depending on the mail account you have sometimes dictates the method to use.


    I suggest you read the manual and follow its directions:

    English: http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/ipad_2_user_guide.pdf

  • 3. Re: Contacts synchronisation with PC Windows 8
    Guy Walch Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry, I have been out more than a week.  I did check your recommendations, without success. I read the Aplle's manual. I dont find any way to sync Windows Life Mail with iTunes.  The guidelines seem to limit the sync with Oultlook 2003, 2007 and 2010 and Outlook Express.  However I would like to keep Windows Life Mail.  I even try to generated a new mail account under Outlook (W8) without being able to transfer on the PC my contact WLM either in .vcf and in .csv modes, without success.  The problem seems then to be limited in the Microsoft's world. I'll try a Microsoft forum.

    Therefore I thank you for the assistance,