People App Syncing


  1. Posts : 512
    Windows 10 Build 1809
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    People App Syncing


    I have two computers both running Windows 10 version 1909 with MS Accounts.

    Computer 1 has a fully populated People App and Computer 2 has a not so fully populated People App. When I make changes, add to or delete an entry to Computer 1 those changes never get transferred to Computer 2 and vice versa. Syncing never takes place as I think it should. Maybe I am expecting too much.

    I will appreciate any help.

    Thank you.
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  2. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 6,287
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #2

    They should synch if both are using the same MS account. Try uninstalling & reinstalling the apps on both PC and re-entering the MS account details. Check the synch settings - mine is set to every 15 minutes. Also check your contact details online at https://outlook.live.com/people/0/
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  3. Posts : 1,961
    Windows 10
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    Go thru all your Sync settings from the Accounts settings, mine are as items arrive on a MS/Outlook Account and every 15 mins on others.
    There should be a Last sync time below each Account.

    In Filter Contacts settings are Hide contacts without phone numbers > Off.
    Show contacts from Accounts, but not Recent contacts(Microsoft People) as you may get some unwanted rubbish.
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  4. Posts : 512
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    Thread Starter
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    Steve C said:
    They should synch if both are using the same MS account. Try uninstalling & reinstalling the apps on both PC and re-entering the MS account details. Check the synch settings - mine is set to every 15 minutes. Also check your contact details online at https://outlook.live.com/people/0/
    Thanks, Steve. Sorry it took so lo/ ng to reply but it took time to do what you suggested. I got that done but still don't get the syncing I expected. Additions, changes etc. in the People App on one machine do not appear in the other.

    However. if I go to Outlook.Live.Com and make changes, additions, they show up in both machines. That is a pain to login in to the website just to add a name to the People App.or to edit one.

    What am I missing?

    Thanks again.
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  5. Steve C's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
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    I use MS Outlook which syncs the contacts. Try using the MS Mail app and run the synch option. I found any data entered in the People app can take a while to propagate.
    Last edited by Steve C; 5 Days Ago at 15:16.
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  6. Paul Black's Avatar
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    Hello @JJG10,

    Sorry I am a bit late on parade, but I thought I would post these for future reference as it has helped others in the past . . .

    > How to Turn On or Off Share Across Devices for Apps in Windows 10
    > How to Turn On or Off Let Apps Communicate with Unpaired Devices in Windows 10
    > How to Turn On or Off Sync Apps Between Windows 10 Devices using Bluetooth

    I hope this helps.
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  7. Posts : 512
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    Thread Starter
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    I have forgotten how to mark a thread as 'solved'. Would someone kindly remind me?

    Thanks.

    JJG10 said:
    I have two computers both running Windows 10 version 1909 with MS Accounts.

    Computer 1 has a fully populated People App and Computer 2 has a not so fully populated People App. When I make changes, add to or delete an entry to Computer 1 those changes never get transferred to Computer 2 and vice versa. Syncing never takes place as I think it should. Maybe I am expecting too much.

    I will appreciate any help.

    Thank you.
      My Computer

  8. Paul Black's Avatar
    Posts : 12,171
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #8

    Hello @JJG10,

    JJG10 said:
    I have forgotten how to mark a thread as 'solved'. Would someone kindly remind me?

    Thanks.

    It should be at the bottom of the thread in Green.
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  9. Posts : 512
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    Thread Starter
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    Paul Black said:
    Hello @JJG10,




    It should be at the bottom of the thread in Green.
    And that is where it was :)

    Thanks
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  10. Paul Black's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
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    JJG10 said:
    And that is where it was :)

    Thanks
    You are VERY welcome.
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