I recently got a Fairphone 2 and am trying to sync my Microsoft Outlook Contacts and Calendar with it. How Do I do this without using a cloud and without using one of Googles programms?
As far as I can tell, the standard calendar app is from google… I managed to import the contacts via USB cable from the computer with the free trial version of “Android PC Sync”. (only once, not as a permanent syncing progrss) The calendar syncing however still doesn’t work with this.
Furthermore I have tried the free software Myphoneexplorer, this doesn’t recognize my Fairphone however…
Meanwhile I don’t care if I have to pay to find a working permanent solution. Do you guys have any working solutions? I’m wondering if Companionlink or Fliq might work…? Any experiences?
Thank You for your help!
Kind regards, Gebi
Far as I know, you will need to install some extra app to host Outlook data on your Fairphone 2 if you go with Companionlink. Having this extra app is not a showstopper issue, but seems like a disadvantage to me. Right now I’m using Akruto to sync Outlook calendar to FP2. Here’s a guide:
It should sync contacts too, but I never tested this feature before.
P.S. What’s wrong with Cloud? Bad past experience or simply avoid using it for your personal data?
I had problems with MyPhoneExplorer aswell. The trick is to turn on USB-Debugging (Einstellungen --> Entwickleroptionen -> USB-Debugging) and when the PC is connected use this Type (not what it says in MPE).
I used to use CompanionLink, but then moved to Acruto for the reason I can’t remember now. Acruto worked fairly well up, but it has one huge drawback – it requires rather complicated setup, which in turn requires a static address for your desktop device. And if that IP address changes for whatever reasons, you are in trouble - not only you need to create another profile for synchronization in your phone, but I am even not sure if it works correctly with the data, stored under the previous account. Right now I am looking for other solutions.
I use MyPhoneExplorer flawlessly with my FP2 connected via Wifi to my private Network.
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