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2011-11-25 10:58 PM
|Things to do. People to see. Places to go. Thank goodness you’ve got your Sony Ericsson Handset handy to keep you organised. But what if your Sony Ericsson Handset could look after you even more efficiently? How great would that be? Well the good news is that now it can, thanks to Google Sync Services.|
|Google Sync Services puts you in control of all your contacts and calendars. It’s also a member of Google’s Mobile services family, which includes Gmail, Google Voice Search, Google Maps and YouTube – so you can be confident it works like a dream.|
|The Sony Ericsson Sync service will close down on 29 December. But there’s no need to worry because you can transfer all your stuff across to Google Sync Services today – either straight from your handset or via the web.|
|The Sony Ericsson Team|
2011-12-28 09:25 PM
Make sure you backup everything
Settings -> privacy -> Back up my data and Automatic restore should be selected
Use one of these links to download the
Backup & Restore app
How to install it
You need to
go to settings -> applications -> check unknown sources
download IO File Manager
download the backup & restore app, transfer it to your SD card, use OI file manager to find it -> tap on it -> install it
just to play it safe sync your contacts w/ google if you haven't already
open your phonebook
press MENU button -> tap on Send Contacts -> select all -> send it to your email
on your computer
-> download the file -> go to your gmail -> click on contacts -> click on more actions -> on the drop down menu click on "import" -> choose the file -> and click import
"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)
2011-11-25 11:01 PM
* "Transfer in phone" instructions are applicable for Android phones only.
* Users of non-Android phones do not need to take on "Transfer in phone" actions.
2011-11-25 11:02 PM
2011-11-26 02:04 AM
Frankly I have never used SE sync since I got an xperia phone. The last time I used was with W595.
2011-11-26 02:09 AM
I'd tried to use it but it was always down or deleting some contacts or all contacts, in average 2 out of 10 times it worked, so I'm glad that SE sync will be gone
2011-11-26 09:06 AM
This is very disappointing. SE Sync was good (and had nice interface for undeleting and notes).
I do not like the path that Sony Ericsson are following on encouraging users to give their data to Google. I do not trust Google and I want as little of my data with Google as is possible. IMO SE are becoming too dependent on Google and instead we need companies like SE to be standing up and prevent Google from getting out of control. Please SE, give us independence from Google spying in every way possible!
... anyway, looks like I'm now going to have to temporarily move it to a Microsoft server of all things before I set my own server up
PS: what also happened to the Sony Ericsson app on the desktop version of Facebook. Why are SE killing all these great services? Facebook is a company I trust even less than Google and have much of our contact data in their walled garden of Zuckerberg evil. The Sony Ericsson on desktop Facebook app went some way to getting data out of Facebook and onto your phone, and was a superior way to deal with matching contacts and duplicates. Now on my phone, I can't see Facebook contact data without remaining signed into the Facebook spy machine - this is horrible, also because the Facebook Android app is arrogant, badly written and buggy. Can we have the desktop Sony Ericsson facebook app back please?
2011-11-26 09:10 AM
it seems that you might not stay with Android any more after the ICS update? since more and more of everything on your phone will be on google's clouds
2011-11-26 09:12 AM
This thread should be moved to the "other" section as isn't Arc-specific.
2011-11-26 09:18 AM
Yes, I will indeed abandon Android if Google take things too far - perhaps to a Google-stripped fork. I don't want Android to deteriorate to that stage, and it's precisely why I will never buy a Google Nexus device. I would like Sony Ericsson to stand up more and give a default install with the option not to use Google services, or at least allow access to Google services but to curtail Google's potential to control OUR devices which WE own, and OUR data and privacy (the feature where Android market can install anything it likes remotely is particularly concerning).
This isn't only a privacy issue either. One security flaw on Google servers and fraudsters could gain access to our data, our devices and do God knows what else.
Come on SE - LESS GOOGLE CONTROL, NOT MORE.
PS: Now that Sony is taking over, I don't want my phone to turn into a Sony spying machine either. Sony should also know about root-kits on CDs and security flaws on cloud servers :smileywink: