Synchronizing iPhone with selected Outlook Contacts

Long asked and unresolved, here is How to Synchronize iPhone with only certain Outlook Contacts

  • In Outlook, click File -> New -> Outlook Data File and call the new Data File "Personal Folders"
  • Right-click on the "Personal Folder" you just created, select New and call the new sub-folder "Other Contacts", Folder contains: Contact Items
  • Right-click on this "Other Contacts" folder, select Properties -> Outlook Address Book and set properties to "Show as an email address book"
  • Move the contacts you don't want to sync to your iPhone to the "Other Contacts" folder and remove them from the "Contacts" folder of your Exchange Mailbox

  • Once your Exchange "Mailbox-Contacts" folder contains only the contacts you want to sync to iPhone, proceed as follows on your iPhone:
    • Go to Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars and select your Exchange account
    • Turn Exchange ActiveSync - Contacts off
    • Press "Stop Syncing", which will delete all Exchange contacts from your iPhone
    • Check that all your contacts have been deleted from your iPhone
    • Go back to Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars and select your Exchange account
    • Turn Exchange ActiveSync - Contacts back on, which will sync your selected Exchange contacts list to your iPhone

You now have only selected Contacts on your iPhone but still all Contacts in Outlook

Cool !

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Syncing iPhone Photos both ways from & to computer

Definitely one of the poorest iTunes features is the way it handles Pictures

Whether you want to:

  • Get Photos off iPhone
  • Download Photos to iPhone
  • Transfer Pictures from iPhone to Computer
  • Copy Photos from iPhone to PC
  • Add Photos to iPhone
  • Delete / Remove / Erase Photos individually from iPhone
  • etc...

iTunes is way too limited

What we need is a visual interface with thumbnails we can drag between iPhone Albums and Computer Folders

We've been looking around for a long time and tested all possible iPhone Photo Management softwares
Most were disappointing until we bumped into a pretty cool piece of software

It's a two-sided Program, which clearly shows iPhone Photographs on one side and Computer Pictures on the other

You can move, drag photos both ways from Computer to iPhone and the other way round, create Photo Albums, rename and edit existing ones, etc...

Give it a try and let us know what you think by dropping comments below


Notes & possible issues

  • This solution works for all iPod, including iPod Touch, iPhone 4 and iPad
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