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  • U.B. Level 1 (0 points)

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  • snozdop Level 5 (5,800 points)

    Eltima's SyncMate 5 is now out of beta and is FREE for syncing Contacts & Calendars to iOS devices over USB on Mavericks:

     

    http://www.sync-mac.com/

  • tom.goecke Level 1 (0 points)

    All, regarding the local sync - just wait a few more days.....

    Cheers

  • snozdop Level 5 (5,800 points)

    just wait a few more days...

     

    No need to. A free local sync via USB solution has been available for a week - see above.

     

    (Plus the reason for waiting you're alluding to has been known about and discussed here for over a month)

  • tom.goecke Level 1 (0 points)

    does sync-mac sync with PCs too? Guess no.

    Cheers

  • snozdop Level 5 (5,800 points)

    does sync-mac sync with PCs too? Guess no.

     

    So what? This thread is specifically about syncing with OS X Mavericks, and has nothing at all to do with PCs. PCs can still sync locally via iTunes as they have always done.

  • tom.goecke Level 1 (0 points)

    apologies, wasn't aware of the headline for this thread.

    but, under iOS 7 / the latest iTunes versions you can not sync via iCloud AND USB - maybe you can sync calendars & contacts via USB, but than you're not allowed to have other contact / calendar groups set up for syncing via iCloud...?

    T

  • Paolone Level 1 (0 points)

    Like many others here I discovered the hard way that local sync of calendar, contacts and other data between iOS and OS X devices had been silently removed by Apple.

     

    It's as if I'd been told: "do you still want to sync your iMac with your iDevice(s)? Just give us all your data, we'll do the rest"

     

    I find that forcing users to store private data on systems totally out of their control is unacceptable, especially when such users don't live in the US (I'm an EU citizen) and are even less protected than US citizens by the applicable law.

     

    Hope Apple will soon be releasing OS X and iTunes updates that reinstate the old syncing mechanism, showing their respect for those users who don't want to store their data in iCloud.

  • snozdop Level 5 (5,800 points)

    I find that forcing users to store private data on systems totally out of their control

     

    It was never forced. A number of alternative solutions that could be stored on systems you totally control have been discussed in this thread.

     

    Hope Apple will soon be releasing OS X and iTunes updates that reinstate the old syncing mechanism

     

    If you don't want to wait, you can use http://www.sync-mac.com/ for free.

  • ShaneG88 Level 1 (0 points)

    A question. Once the local sync functionality returns, I'm wondering if I'll still have a problem -- my calendar, contacts, notes, etc. exist only on my iPhone. Will I be able to instruct iTunes to pull the data from the iPhone and move it to iTunes/respective iMac apps? As I recall, a sync will erase data from the device in favor of what's already in iTunes (in this case, nothing, effectively deleting all my data.)

  • snozdop Level 5 (5,800 points)

    In the past, all you had to do is add one contact to the address book on your Mac, then upon initiating the first sync with your phone you would be given a "Merge?" prompt, which would merge both phone and Mac contacts.

     

    Obviously we don't know how it will work with the new sync functionality until it comes out or Apple makes an announcement, but my guess it will be the same or similar.

  • ShaneG88 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you. Let's hope this is how it still works. I wonder why it doesn't work that way for the other categories (music, movies, etc.)?

  • snozdop Level 5 (5,800 points)

    I wonder why it doesn't work that way for the other categories (music, movies, etc.)?

     

    For media, you can only download purchases from the iTunes Store directly into the phone's Media Library, and there's a transfer purchases function in iTunes on the computer for moving those back.

     

    Plus, Music & Movies are just copied from one place to another and don't change, whereas Contacts & Calendars need to be compared upon each transfer to see if data within the records has changed.

  • snozdop Level 5 (5,800 points)

    Mac OS X 10.9.3 is now out which re-instates the ability to sync locally via USB in Mavericks. Also an iTunes 11.2 Update is available after installing 10.9.3.

     

    Finally, this thread can die....

  • gumsie Level 4 (2,155 points)

    Downloading now. Finally!