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How to Sync Your BlackBerry or PDA to Your Computer

If you find yourself constantly on the go, these steps will help you put all of your personal information at your fingertips.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Install software Install your phone's management software. Then open the program on your computer.
  • TIP: If you have lost or do not have your phone's CD, visit the manufacturer web site to download the program.
  • Step 2: Connect phone Connect your phone to your computer using the included USB cable and turn it on.
  • Step 3: Click "Synchronize" Click on the "Synchronize" button on your computer. A new window will pop up.
  • Step 4: Select files Select which files to send to your phone by following the on-screen directions.
  • TIP: Some phones do not have internal memory and may require a miniSD card to store information.
  • Step 5: Transfer files Click the "Synchronize Now" button and wait for the computer to finish transferring your files.
  • Step 6: Disconnect phone Close all open programs on your computer, turn the phone off, and disconnect the USB cable from the phone and the computer.
  • Step 7: Check phone Check your phone for the files. If you cannot find them, reconnect the phone to the computer and try again.
  • FACT: The first cell phone was released in 1984, weighed two pounds, cost just under $4,000, and was nicknamed "The Brick" by its inventor.

You Will Need

  • Software CD
  • USB cable
  • Blackberry or PDA
  • Internet access (optional)
  • MiniSD card (optional)

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