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  1.    30 Jun 2015 #1
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    Hands on with 'Phone Companion' app, hub to syncing with Windows 10


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    When Windows 10 is released to consumers around the world in less than a month, it will come with a new app that makes pairing your desktop and mobile device together a simple process. The app, called Phone Companion, works with iOS, Android and of course Windows Phone/Mobile as well.

    The new app is a clever way for Microsoft to get you to load all its apps on your smartphone if you are not using Windows Phone or Windows 10 Mobile. If you are using one of Microsoft's smartphone operating systems, then the app is not much use, as all of your content already syncs with your Microsoft Account.

    If you are using iOS or Android, however, the app walks you through a series of steps that make it easy to download apps such as OneDrive and Outlook on your phone so Microsoft can then sync all your email from your desktop to your phone. With Photos, Microsoft is using OneDrive to sync desktop content to your phone (and vice versa)....


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  2.    01 Jul 2015 #2
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    Sync email from desktop to your smartphone?

    If you are using one of Microsoft's smartphone operating systems, then the app is not much use, as all of your content already syncs with your Microsoft Account.

    If you are using iOS or Android, however, the app walks you through a series of steps that make it easy to download apps such as OneDrive and Outlook on your phone so Microsoft can then sync all your email from your desktop to your phone.
    I was hoping that finally I can sync my Windows phone with Outlook on the desktop, but it isn't likely.

    It seems that this app is pretty much useless on my Windows phone for the purpose of syncing all my emails (6 email accounts) from Outlook on my desktop to my phone. On the other hand, this app will do just that for the Android and iOS platform.
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  3.    01 Jul 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cr00zng View Post
    Sync email from desktop to your smartphone?



    I was hoping that finally I can sync my Windows phone with Outlook on the desktop, but it isn't likely.

    It seems that this app is pretty much useless on my Windows phone for the purpose of syncing all my emails (6 email accounts) from Outlook on my desktop to my phone. On the other hand, this app will do just that for the Android and iOS platform.
    What problems do you have syncing

    I have outlook on the desktop and it syncs fine with my win phone (outlook, gmail, yahoo and personal domain email)
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  4.    01 Jul 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    What problems do you have syncing

    I have outlook on the desktop and it syncs fine with my win phone (outlook, gmail, yahoo and personal domain email)
    Are you using this app? I have not tried it as of yet...
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  5.    01 Jul 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cr00zng View Post
    Are you using this app? I have not tried it as of yet...
    I have no need for this app, my win phone is already set up with everything syncing

    From how I understand it, if using iOS/Android the app just points you to the MS apps in the relevant app store, on win phone this is not needed as the apps are pre installed
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  6.    01 Jul 2015 #6
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    Currently I can sync the calendar and contacts, but not email accounts between the desktop and the phone. It used to be the Hotmail connector with Outlook 2010, but with Outlook 2013 it is Exchange active sync used. There are third-party apps that do sync email accounts as well, but I don't use them.

    How do you sync your desktop email accounts with the phone?
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  7.    01 Jul 2015 #7
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    When will the phone companion not crash upon launch?
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  8.    01 Jul 2015 #8
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    In outlook 2013 I use the exchange activesync for outlook/hotmail (think this was the default when I added the account)
    Other accounts I use IMAP

    On my phone, outlook/hotmail was added automatically when I set up the phone
    other accounts I set up manually using IMAP
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  9.    01 Jul 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyDVDZ View Post
    When will the phone companion not crash upon launch?
    I had to connect my phone several times and launch the app several times to finally get it to work.
    Kind of a useless app though.
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  10.    01 Jul 2015 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    In outlook 2013 I use the exchange activesync for outlook/hotmail (think this was the default when I added the account)
    Other accounts I use IMAP

    On my phone, outlook/hotmail was added automatically when I set up the phone
    other accounts I set up manually using IMAP
    Outlook/Hotmail accounts will sync through the cloud. POP3 or IMAP email accounts don't, but they can be added manually for both the desktop and the phone. Both platforms will get the emails, but it has nothing to do with activesync. It's quite evident when sending emails from these accounts from either platform. The sent email only shows up on the platform's "Sent" folder from where it's sent from and not on the other platform.

    At best, Phone Companion is just partial sync as oppose to full sync for the iPhone and Android. Yes, there are apps that can sync other than Outlook/Hotmail email accounts, but activesync/Hotmail connector does not do that. Even if it is called Phone Companion now...

    I used to have an iPhone that had no issues with syncing with Outlook via a USB cable, or BlueTooth. There was no need for cloud either, direct sync between the desktop and iPhone. Activesync or Hotmail connectors do not work with direct links, they only work with the cloud...
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