1. Ivomh's Avatar
    Now Apple in their stupidity has decided to remove the option to local sync my contacts between my Macbook (OSX) and my iPhone (OS7) there is not much use anymore in upgrading my almost dying iPhone 4 to a new iPhone. So thanks to Apple I am in the market for a WP8 or Android phone (and I believe I am not the only one).

    Now the big question .... can I local sync (USB or wifi) my contacts between my Macbook and an WP8?

    I do not want to use any cloud service (as Apple tries to force me to do).
    11-06-2013 08:11 PM
  2. ohgood's Avatar
    Now Apple in their stupidity has decided to remove the option to local sync my contacts between my Macbook (OSX) and my iPhone (OS7) there is not much use anymore in upgrading my almost dying iPhone 4 to a new iPhone. So thanks to Apple I am in the market for a WP8 or Android phone (and I believe I am not the only one).

    Now the big question .... can I local sync (USB or wifi) my contacts between my Macbook and an WP8?

    I do not want to use any cloud service (as Apple tries to force me to do).

    open address book
    select all
    export as - whichever you prefer

    email vcard to yourself

    check email on -any- smartphone, import contacts
    11-06-2013 08:21 PM
  3. Ivomh's Avatar
    I would not call that "sync" but making a backup of 1 of the 2 sides. Sync means that changes on both sides go to both sides.
    And in that way I am sending all my contact information via email to my device.

    Is it not weird that I have 1 pc and 1 phone within a physical distance of 10 cm and I should send information to the other side of the world to transfer it?

    open address book
    select all
    export as - whichever you prefer

    email vcard to yourself

    check email on -any- smartphone, import contacts
    11-07-2013 02:33 AM
  4. ag1986's Avatar
    To answer OP's question, no. WP8 does not sync locally. This happens with your MS account, similar to how it is with iCloud.
    Ivomh likes this.
    11-07-2013 03:07 AM
  5. ohgood's Avatar
    I would not call that "sync" but making a backup of 1 of the 2 sides. Sync means that changes on both sides go to both sides.
    And in that way I am sending all my contact information via email to my device.

    Is it not weird that I have 1 pc and 1 phone within a physical distance of 10 cm and I should send information to the other side of the world to transfer it?
    I agree it is.
    11-07-2013 10:28 AM

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