We made some changes

Our new forums are here!

Saving money on data

Mint SIM is the perfect way to get cheap data in the U.S.

Don't count Windows Phone out just yet

Dead? Psh. Here are 5 reasons to stick with Windows 10 Mobile

VPN vs. Proxy

The difference between a proxy and a VPN

Latitude attitude

Dell Latitude 7280 is a business laptop with tons of consumer attitude

4K all the way

You probably don't NEED a 4K webcam, but we love Logitech's BRIO 4K anyway

Long live Windows phone

Contrary to popular belief, Windows phone won't die anytime soon

XP-YESSSSSSS

Dell's already awesome XPS 15 gets even better in 2017

Surface Pwn 5

Surface Pro 5, Project NEON details leaked on LinkedIn?

Redefining the PC

Why Microsoft's Surface phone could be MUCH more than a mere 'phone'

Surface table meets Windows 10

Yes, we did put Windows 10 on the original Surface table ... and it rocks

Cream o' the crop

Before buying a Microsoft laptop, check out our pick for the absolute best

Simple and secure, just the way I like it

We think Windows 10 Cloud is a great idea, here's why

uber micro

Halo Wars 2 has something for everyone. Here's our full review.

Oldie but goldie

We reviewed Microsoft's decade-old Surface table

Creators Update comin' at ya

These are the coolest new features in the next big Xbox One update (video)

Buyer's guide

The Razer Blade 14 is the best laptop Razer has to offer

Windows 10 app gems

10 terrific Windows 10 apps you should be using

Tower of power

Here's what we think of Dell's XPS Tower Special Edition

Quite a deal

Grab the complete C# coding bootcamp for $41!

< >
Welcome to the Windows Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. Guitarpik's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    273 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
       #1  
    Hi, I've seen people saying when they start up their phone its really easy to sync and all their contacts are showing up.

    My phone comes on Tuesday. I have the Windows 8 release preview. Is there a way I can input all that info now so when I receive the phone it will sync all the contacts and music and stuff?

    Do I need the full version of Windows 8?

    Thanks
  2. Landsharkk's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    308 Posts
    Global Posts
    319 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #2  
    The contacts are all pulled from you Windows Live ID. All you need to do is log into the hotmail/outlook on the web and edit your contacts there (I don't know how contacts are handled with Windows 8 PC OS, but I'm guessing contacts on there also sync with your Windows Live ID). It will all be automatically pulled to your phone when you setup the same Windows Live ID on your phone in the accounts section.

    Also, WP8 will pull/merge contact info from your social websites as well, such as Facebook. You'll need to setup the facebook account on the WP8 for it to pull those contacts as well (note: This is not the facebook app, this is the facebook integrated into WP8 itself).
  3. TMavC5's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    650 Posts
    Global Posts
    846 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #3  
    Quote Originally Posted by Guitarpik View Post
    Hi, I've seen people saying when they start up their phone its really easy to sync and all their contacts are showing up.

    My phone comes on Tuesday. I have the Windows 8 release preview. Is there a way I can input all that info now so when I receive the phone it will sync all the contacts and music and stuff?

    Do I need the full version of Windows 8?

    Thanks
    If you're new to WP8, then its a good time to organize your contacts via outlook.com
  4. Guitarpik's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    273 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
       #4  
    Thanks guys. What about music? Do I just upload files to my skydrive? I only see three folders in there: documents, pictures, and public.
    Last edited by Guitarpik; 11-10-2012 at 01:11 PM.
  5. Wayne Crannell's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    7 Posts
    Global Posts
    8 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #5  
    Quote Originally Posted by Guitarpik View Post
    Hi, I've seen people saying when they start up their phone its really easy to sync and all their contacts are showing up.

    My phone comes on Tuesday. I have the Windows 8 release preview. Is there a way I can input all that info now so when I receive the phone it will sync all the contacts and music and stuff?

    Do I need the full version of Windows 8?

    Thanks
    I'm coming from an iPhone and multiple Macs and Win 7 PCs all synced in different ways. What I did was dump everything into Google Calendars and Contacts. I got all my desktop machines talking to each other and all my accounts linked. When I got my 920, all I had to do was to add my Gmail account for personal info and my Exchange info for work. It actually synced beautifully. And as an added bonus, the Win Phone 8 sync app will pull music, photos, video, etc. from the iTunes universe and place them on your WP8 phone. This was a really pleasant surprise, I have to say. :happy:
  6. Landsharkk's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    308 Posts
    Global Posts
    319 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #6  
    Quote Originally Posted by Guitarpik View Post
    Thanks guys. What about music? Do I just upload files to my skydrive? I only see three folders in there: documents, pictures, and public.


    No idea about music, but I'd be curious to learn that as well.
  7. Guitarpik's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    273 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
       #7  
    Quote Originally Posted by Landsharkk View Post
    No idea about music, but I'd be curious to learn that as well.
    Anyone?
  8. elvisff's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    31 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #8  
    Quote Originally Posted by Guitarpik View Post
    Anyone?
    Depends on what you want to do with your music. I have all my music uploaded to skydrive and was using sky music to play it, but the app is having problems with WP8. The skydrive app will allow you to play music as well, but it is a slow process.

    If you are just looking to manually add music to the phone, you should just be able to store it on your computer normally. I've upgraded my computers to Windows 8 so I've been using the WP8 app to access the content of my phone. Moving content over is just a matter of adding it via the app.
  9. Guitarpik's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    273 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
       #9  
    I'd actually like to upload some music for streaming. I've never streamed music to my phone before so I'd like to try it out. I'm anticipating it'll take some time so it would be great to have it all uploaded beforehand.

    What would be the best way to go about streaming music on the 920?

Posting Permissions

";