How do I synchronise my new iPhone 4S with my Palm E2? I usually sync my Palm with MS Entourage on my iMac G5 (with Tiger 10.4.11) using Palm Desktop (which also syncs it with Apple Address Book, and Calendar). I also have available a PC with Vista, which could be used as an intermediary.
Computer OS: Mac OS X
Nothing, yet (too afraid of screwing-up the data!)
Hello. Welcome to JustAnswer, a paid global support site.The iPhone 4S is going to require the latest version of iTunes 10.5 which will only work on Mac OS X Lion.The G5 is incompatible with Lion, so you would need to get a newer Intel-based Mac. It is impossible to us an iOS 5 device (like the 4S) on a G5 or below machine.You could use your Vista machine. You would need to download the Palm Software (http://kb.hpwebos.com/wps/portal/kb/na/tungsten/e2/unlocked/home/page_en.html) and then install Microsoft Outlook 2007 or 2010. From there, you would sync your Palm to Outlook (using the Palm Software). After that is complete, you would install iTunes 10.5 (http://www.itunes.com) and then sync your iPhone 4S to Outlook (open iTunes, plug in your 4S, click on the iPhone icon in the left column of iTunes, then go to the Info tab, check Sync Contacts/Calendars, and then click Sync in the bottom right).This is pretty much the only way you are going to accomplish this.Let me know if you need further assistance.
It's going to take a while to try this out. I'll use the Vista machine to do it. Does it have to be done in the precise order you give, as the machine already has the latest iTunes installed, but not Palm Desktop or Outlook?Also, do I have to buy MS Office to get Outlook?Regards,Jim
No, you will just need to need install Palm Desktop and Outlook.You can buy Outlook 2007 independently from eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/150722681785).If you want the 2010 version, you will need to purchase MS Office 2010.Let me know if you need further assistance.
Thank you for your help. I'll experiment this evening.
I don't have Outlook (2007 or 2010) at present so I'll have to get it, which will take a little while.
I'm also going to see if this works using Virtual PC with XP on the iMac. I expect it to be a bit slow, but I'll let you know the outcome.
Just a thought: Do you know if iOS-5 can import emailed vcard files into the address book?
No problem.Unfortunately, no. You will need to import the vcard into a mail client (i.e. Outlook) and then sync through iTunes before it can go to the iOS device. This is because vcard is a "Microsoft" product not a Mac product.
Still working on it, I'm afraid. I bought MS Office 2010 and installed it yesterday. Haven't yet synchronised it with the Palm.
BTW, I tried sending a .vcf file exported from Outlook (at work) to my partner's iPad. iOS mail opened it and imported it into Contacts with no problems.
I believe there was a miscommunication in the vcard terminology.Yes, you can open them from an email within iOS. But you cannot import from vcard to address book.I apologize for the misunderstanding.
Things are not going well. I bought a copy of MS Office 2010 professional plus, installed it, and configured Outlook to use my email accounts.
I then downloaded and installed Palm Desktop from the URL you gave, selecting to use the Outlook conduits. On first sync, it failed - there was nothing in Outlook. On checking the logs, it said it had failed to sync the Calendar due to an incompatible conduit, but had sync'd the Contacts, Tasks and Notes. OK, I could live with that, as there are only a dozen or so future Calendar entries, which could be re-entered, however, where had it put the other items?
I reconfigured HotSync to sync to Palm Desktop and tried again. Success! All the entries in Calendar, Contacts, Tasks and Notes, plus other stuff, had sync'd correctly. So I could sync with Palm Desktop but not Outlook.
I then tried to reconfigure HotSync to use the Outlook conduits, but got a warning that these were incompatable with Outlook 2010, only with 97, XP, 2000 and 2003, which explains a lot. So far, I have been unable to locate conduits for 2010. Are there any?
So, right now, I've spent much money and time, but I'm no further forward than I was with the iMac. In fact, not as far forward, since I could at least sync with Entourage on the iMac.
Any further suggestions? If I can't sync my Palm E2 to my iPhone, can I at least transfer my Contacts, Tasks and Notes to it somehow?
From what I can see, you can try a program called PocketMirror that looks to be a solution.Please read up on it first, http://chapura.com/pm_standard.phpLet me know what you think