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3.0 Notes Sync

6337 Views 38 Replies Latest reply: Jun 20, 2009 1:23 AM by shadowrider RSS
  • Looter Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    Jun 17, 2009 2:41 PM (in response to Matthew Larson)
    Matthew Larson wrote:
    You can change the default notes font in Mail -> Preferences -> Fonts and Colors


    Thanks! I didn't notice those before.
    Mac Pro, iMac Alu 2.4Gh, iMac 1.83Ghz, MacBook Pro 2.33 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.7), iPhone 3G 3.0 PPC XServe 2x2 Ghz 10.4.11, Intel Xserve 8x2.8 Ghz
  • Prentiss Riddle Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jun 17, 2009 2:50 PM (in response to doctorew)
    Thanks, doctorew, for finding the fix.

    Which doesn't address the question of why on earth the iPhone Notes should sync to Mail.app in the first place. My full rant in another thread: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2043614
    MacBook (2 GHz white), Mac OS X (10.4.11), G2 iPhone, iPhone OS 3.0
  • Dana Higbee Level 2 Level 2 (180 points)
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    Jun 17, 2009 2:53 PM (in response to doctorew)
    Help - I've done all these steps. I have the most recent version of the OS and iTunes. I can sync notes to the phone, but not from the iphone to Mail. What can I do???
    MacBook Pro, PowerMac G5 2X2 ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • RonAnnArbor Level 4 Level 4 (2,695 points)
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    Jun 17, 2009 3:26 PM (in response to Dana Higbee)
    I fought with this for two hours and finally got my Notes to sync --

    I followed the outline above about rebooting iTunes, etc....

    BUT -- you also have to totally reboot your Mac as well -- don't just reboot the iTunes program -- you have to completely reboot your iPhone and completely reboot your Mac as well --

    THEN the sync started to work ok.

    I, as others, think the Sync to Mail is ridiculous -- but I'll take it over nothing!
    Mac OS X (10.4.10), Macbook Pro -- iPhone 3G
  • yakerpro Calculating status...
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    Jun 17, 2009 9:30 PM (in response to George Steinmetz)
    I have Leopard and my notes won't sync either!! I especially bought the upgrade for this fix and it still doesn't work!!!
    G5, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • alba123 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 17, 2009 10:27 PM (in response to Sojourner1)
    do notes sync thru mobileme?
    iMac 20 2.4 2GB, Mac OS X (10.5.6), iPhone 3G//Pods//MobileMe//Apple TV
  • maidencal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 17, 2009 10:45 PM (in response to alba123)
    alba123 wrote:
    do notes sync thru mobileme?


    No, I don't think they do...
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.7), iPhone, iPod
  • yakerpro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 17, 2009 10:53 PM (in response to Prentiss Riddle)
    Notes has always been in mail as are the "to do" lists (I guess 3.0 doesn't even attempt to sync the to do lists). I have notes on both my mac and different ones on my ipod and have been waiting for the day when I would have all of them in both places but no luck- mine says "couldn't sync with ipod because ipod disconnected" (which it wasn't). I have tried all the suggestions and nothing has worked. Now my notes on my ipod are all messed up and the app crashes!!

    Help!
    imac intel, iPhone OS 3.0
  • biarritz0407 Calculating status...
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    Jun 18, 2009 4:34 AM (in response to Prentiss Riddle)
    This is a cry for help about iPhone 3.0 and synching Notes with and iMac; I have all the correct versions installed, BUT I can only sync the notes from Mail (and I agree this is ?!*!) to my iPhone, but NOT from my iPhone back to my iMac.

    Any ideas out there??
    iMac G5/iMac G4
  • RonAnnArbor Level 4 Level 4 (2,695 points)
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    Jun 18, 2009 5:22 AM (in response to biarritz0407)
    Try syncing your iPhone -- then uncheck the Sync Notes box on the info Tab. Sync again. Then recheck the Sync Notes box on the info Tab and sync a third time.

    Did that work?

    Next problem solving step would be similar but involve more rebooting --

    Sync your iPhone, then uncheck the Sync Notes box. Sync Again. Eject your iPhone. REboot your iPhone totally. Reboot your Mac totally. WHen everything is back up and running Re-sync your iPhone. After it resync's now go back and check the Sync Notes box and resync again.

    Did that work?

    Like I said, I fiddled with this for two hours yesterday, and found that a complete reboot of the mac and a complete reboot of the iPhone is necessary to get the Notes sync to function properly -- but I haven't had any sync problems since, and its working in both directions.
    Mac OS X (10.4.10), Macbook Pro -- iPhone 3G
  • shadowrider Calculating status...
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    Jun 18, 2009 6:15 AM (in response to RonAnnArbor)
    Hi, Just want to ask where the notes from your iPhone sync to on the Mac. My sync seems to be working but I don't know where the notes sync to. any help would be appreciated.
    iMac 3.06GHz Intel Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.7), 4 GB DDR SDRAM
  • George Steinmetz Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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    Jun 18, 2009 7:32 AM (in response to shadowrider)
    I read it syncs to one of the Mail folders (I have 10.4, so iTunes tells me I can't sync Notes).
    iPhone (original), Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Prentiss Riddle Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jun 18, 2009 10:34 AM (in response to shadowrider)
    Shadowrider, the iPhone notes sync to Mail.app. I'm not sure whether the folder structure is the same for everyone, but in my case they're under:

    Mail.app > Reminders > Notes > On My Mac

    By the way, since Apple decided that my rant that I linked to above was a "feature request" and deleted it, I rephrased it as a question: are there alternative ways to get at the notes than the Mail.app interface?

    If you have ideas, please take a look:

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2045239&tstart=0
    MacBook (2 GHz white), Mac OS X (10.4.11), G2 iPhone, OS 3.0
  • Mike Hay1 Calculating status...
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    Jun 18, 2009 10:47 AM (in response to doctorew)
    What I had to do to find the Notes in Mail was:

    Mail->Preferences->Accounts->(Select account) -> Mailbox behaviours then uncheck "Store notes in Inbox"

    The Notes mailboxes then appeared in the mailboxes in the sidebar of Mail.app.

    Hope this helps someone!
    MBP 2.16GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • George Steinmetz Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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    Jun 18, 2009 10:52 AM (in response to Prentiss Riddle)
    Were you doing this on your Max running 10.4.11? If so, how did you get around iTunes' message that sauy you neex Mac OS X version 1.5.7 or higher?
    Power Mac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.11)

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