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How to Sync Messages And Contacts From AT&T Samsung impression to PC

Posted in: AT&T Samsung Impression infoMay 21, 2009
How to Sync Messages And Contacts From AT&T Samsung impression to PC

How to Sync Messages And Contacts From AT&T Samsung impression to PC

My question is how can I Sync Messages And Contacts From AT&T Samsung impression to PC ?  I remember that I was told when I purchased my samsung  Impression phone that I would be able to sync with Outlook on my PC. I have only been able to sync images, but not data. The phone comes with New PC Studio, but it does not come with a user guide. Does anyone know if this phone is capable of syncing data , including contacts, calender, etc. Thanks. AT&T Samsung Impression info

Reference Answer: The only way to backup your contacts on an Impression is to buy a second SIM chip and backup your contacts to it.

Reply:The Impression can not use PC Studio 3.1 to manage contacts or sync with a computer. If you use 3.1 it will double all your contacts when you sync it.

Reply: i havent tried it yet but if im not mistaken you should be able to select all your contacts and send them bluetooth to your pc. im on my laptop now witch does not have BT, but when i go home later i will try it on my desktop. if it works you could get BT usb dongles pretty cheep. my biggest thing with this phone is not being able to change the dam wall paper on the lock screen. anyone figure anything out with that? ill report later on the contact exchange with the bluetooth. AT&T cell phone Questions&Answers

Reply: just FYI if you’re using Opera mobile you can go to the settings and “identify browser as” desktop instead of mobile.

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38 Comments

  • I am not sure about syncing calendar but you can definitely sync outlook contacts easily by going to the samsung website and downloading the eternity pc studio software. Remember as of May 09 this software works only on the xp and not on the vista as claimed.
    ATT or Samsung may not recommend switching software between eternity and impression but it works and outlook sync is very important to me.

    Comment by Vijay — May 25, 2009

  • I have found that Mobile Master identifies the Samsung A877 and transfers contacts and calendar info without a problem.

    Comment by Dave Greene — June 4, 2009

  • Download it from link below

    http://fun.samsungmobileusa.com/pcstudio/general_feature.files/SamsungPCStudio_Guide_English.pdf

    Comment by Neung — June 21, 2009

  • I have downloaded the Mobile Master and it is not working with my phone. It keeps coming up with error messages when trying to sync with the phone. What do I do?

    Comment by Adrienne Kimmons — August 8, 2009

  • The PC studio for the Samsung Eternity has the option to back up contacts and calendar and it works with the Samsung Impression. I don’t know why the new PC Studio does not have this ability, but if you go to the AT&T downloads for the Eternity and download that software, you’ll be able to back up your data.

    Comment by Dee — August 12, 2009

  • I have the Impression and the software for Eternity does see the phone and seems function almost?? When I’m in Message Manager and import messages from phone to see on PC I can reply to them no problem but I can not delete them from the phone using this app?? Also when connected to pc/laptop when txt comes in I can open it and reply on the computer but the phone does not recognize that I have done so and the “new message” alert keeps sounding? I have these issues on laptop running Vista as well as a desktop running XP? Any thoughts?

    Comment by Ellen — September 10, 2009

  • Downlaod the PC Studio for the Samsung Solstice. I just downloaded and installed onto Vista64 and imported my contact information without any problems. You will also be able to use all the other Studio functions with you Impression as well. Download a the following link:
    http://org.downloadcenter.samsung.com/downloadfile/ContentsFile.aspx?CDSite=US&CttFileID=2382754&CDCttType=SW&ModelType=N&ModelName=SGH-A887&VPath=SW/200908/20090811225139656/Samsung_NPS_1.2.1.IH1.exe

    Comment by Adam — September 28, 2009

  • Adam. Thanks sooooo much for putting that link on here for the Solstice!!!. I was getting very frustrated with the Impression if it didnt have Outlook sync capability. All my contacts (432 to be exact) were not going to be manually put in by hand back in to the new phone. I was about to take it back when i found this blog. This one works better than the Eternity software. (tried that one first) Eternity software never put the contacts on the phone. Anyway thanks for the help! You saved me trip back to the AT&T store to figure out how i was gonna make an iPhone work for me. The main reason i liked the Impression was the qwerty keyboard. Have a great day!

    Comment by Randy — October 4, 2009

  • Adam, absolutely nothing short of brilliant! Like Randy, I was about to abandon the Impression (manually downloading almost 600 contacts just wasn’t going to happen). However, after downloading the link you provided for Solstice, I was able to easily synchromize my Outlook contacts, calendar, tasks & memos.

    I primarily only use the phone & SMS features, but I also need PDA-type capabilities for contacts & calendar. The notion of paying AT&T $720( =$30/mo for 2 years) for data service made no sense whatsoever.

    I’m not sure why Samsung would publish and market such an easy feature…but thank you so much for sharing this valuable advice!

    Comment by Mike — November 6, 2009

  • Adam, thank you soooo much for the link…..I tried three other downloads from Samsung and other none of which worked. Just when I started to lose hope, I found your link. Worked perfectly to sync my outlook contacts! Thanks again!

    Comment by RSam — November 6, 2009

  • Adam,
    THANK YOU!! This saved me a lot of time. I tried other versions of PC Studio w/no luck.

    Comment by RKing — November 8, 2009

  • Yeah man! The Solstice software works perfectly for me. I wonder why Samsung doesn’t point people to that link instead of the crap they told me to download.

    Thanks!

    Comment by Brian - Florida — November 13, 2009

  • Dude, you are the man!

    Comment by Maurie — November 14, 2009

  • Thank you SO much, Adam! All I wanted to do was back up my contacts to my PC as I’d done previously, and the program I got at the link you gave let me do that whereas the software that came with my Impression didn’t!

    Lynn.

    Comment by Lynn — November 16, 2009

  • Adam, I would like to echo the sentiments of several others who have saved countless hours entering their contact info due to the brilliant discovery of the Solstice software for the Impression. Thanks a million!

    Comment by Adam — November 17, 2009

  • I’ve been unable to get my device to connect via the PC studio found by the link posted above. I can see the device via bluetooth, and can connect, enter passcode, etc, but when it tries to identify the device it fails. Any idea what’s going on here?

    Comment by Pope — November 24, 2009

  • Thank you Adam!! Worked like a charm!

    Comment by Trace — November 24, 2009

  • I loaded this PC-Studio for the solstice. I have vista and a Samsung Impression. Could someone tell me how to load my Outlook Contacts from my PC to my phone. Thabks

    Comment by nick — November 28, 2009

  • Thanks*

    Comment by nick — November 28, 2009

  • I downloaded the PC Studio for Solstice per Adam’s link and it works…sort of.

    Has anyone noticed a problem with recurring appointments in Outlook? I find that they come into my phone’s calendar an hour earlier than the time set in Outlook or in PC Studio. One time appointments are fine.

    ??????

    I live and die by using my phone as a PDA and this sucks. Any thoughts?

    Comment by KJ — December 4, 2009

  • Adam!!!! Thank you very much for your post! It has saved me a great big heartache! Samsung said they couldn’t retrieve my contacts from my broken Impression (screen was broken) or repair the screen without deleting all of my files and ATT wireless couldn’t retrieve them nor could they back up my files without the screen working! I came home from the store with no hope!

    Your knowledge was priceless to me! This is my business phone! I was able to retrieve my contact list of 430 numbers and sync them to my new phone! YIPPEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

    Comment by Wanda — December 10, 2009

  • Does this download everyone is raving about work with the new Samsung Mythic phone?? I’m thinking of getting it but without Outlook syncyng I can’t use it.
    Thanks

    Comment by Frank — December 11, 2009

  • Thank you so much, Adam… I couldn’t believe that the software that came with the phone was not able to load up all my contacts from ym PC… I thought that was some of the most basic functionality for any phone’s PC software… what was Samsung thinking?

    Comment by Mike — January 5, 2010

  • I keep trying to sync it…but it comes it with an error message like:

    0xFFFFFF9c

    Any idea what’s wrong?

    Comment by Justin — January 29, 2010

  • I’m having the same problem as Pope. It finds my phone via bluetooth (my laptop has a BT receiver) but everytime it tries to connect, it fails. I get to the point where I’m asked to enter a random passcode on my computer, which I do, but then I never get the prompt to enter the same code on my phone. The connection eventually times out and it asks if I want to try again. And I know my phone and laptop can communicate because before I downloaded this software I was using the internal BT program to sync my phone and computer. Anyone else run into this problem and find a solution?

    Comment by Matt — February 3, 2010

  • I have a Palm Centro and I just upgraded to the Samsung Impression. I could sync my Centro to my PC with no problems but I can’t seem to do that with the Impression. Any advice? I have over 200 contacts that I don’t want to have to manually enter!!! Thanks in advance!

    Comment by thegnat1 — February 7, 2010

  • thanks adam.

    Comment by ramesh — February 9, 2010

  • I have the Samsung Solstice and have downloaded New PC Studio.
    Everytime I sync between the phonebook and my phone it doubles up all the contacts on the phone book. I have not tried syncing with outlook yet because I dont want all the doubling up.
    Any advice?
    Tim

    Comment by Tim Svoboda — February 14, 2010

  • !@#$%^&*&^&%#$@!@#$^&^$#@# Impression
    @$$#%^&*&^$%#@!^***&&!@@@#$# Samsung
    !!@@$%#$%^&**(&^%##$#@%&*!@ AT&T

    Almost all my contacts are lost because of this piece of crap phone!!! The keypad stopped responding and I could not transfer my contacts over to my new phone no matter what I tried!!! I have only had this $#$%%$# phone for 6 months. DO NOR PURCHASE THE SAMSUNG (PIECE OF CRAP) IMPRESSION!!!!!!!! I have been trying everything I can think of to get my contacts off this reject phone and nothing! I went into an AT&T store. They were full of apologies. I called AT&T. They were full of apologies. I called Samsung. The were full of opologies. I don’t care about apologies!!!!! I want my family, friends, business associates contact numbers!!

    Comment by Linda — February 16, 2010

  • @ Tim
    tim, the reason why your contacts are doubling up because one is saved from you simcard(smartchip) and the other is saved from your phones memory. when Transferring contacts to ypu sim or vice versa make sure “not to keep original” so that your contacts will not doubled up.

    Comment by Airfoil — February 24, 2010

  • Hello,

    Thank you Adam for the link, it really worked great.

    Studio doesn’t have capability to synch with Lotus Notes, but was able to get around that to move my contacts to outlook first.
    One thing that is tricky with these phones is that I keep getting a message “Device is not in idle mode”

    Other trick to all contacts from old phone to new phone is by moving them to Smart Chip from old phone and copy to new phone.
    in you can do it from Menu-> Address Book-> Sim Mgmt.

    Thanks again
    Asheesh

    Comment by Asheesh Prajapati — May 6, 2010

  • Do you have to do something to your phone to be able to see on your computer after all the software and drivers are installed? It currently doesn’t see my phone when connected by usb.

    Comment by Michael — May 18, 2010

  • the solstice route worked really well. i couldn’t connect with my usb, though, so i had to use the bluetooth which ended up working once i put the phone in idle mode (aka the initial screen: keep hitting “back”).

    thanks for this!

    Comment by Cameron — May 20, 2010

  • im gay

    Comment by zack — June 6, 2010

  • me too

    Comment by joe — July 30, 2010

  • Impression touch screen does not respond. Have the A877 Impression and downloaded the site from Adam.First I tried to connect through the USB using the cable that came with the phone but the cell said it was set to BT and I cannot link without the touch screen.. So cell is set to BT and Comp is ready to receive but it cannot find the phone. Any ideas? Thanks

    Comment by Reggie — August 8, 2010

  • thank you Sooooo much. i have had prblems with my phone and this is the 3rd one the first time i lost many numbers, the 2nd time i emailed them to myself…
    this is a BIG help now

    Comment by mieshia — August 8, 2010

  • Hi,
    It seems Adam’s link does not work anymore… I used this one:
    http://www.samsung.com/us/support/downloads/SGH-A887ZKAATT
    I have not been able to solve my problem since when the touchscreen is broken (huge scratch in the middle) there’s no way to validate the USB mode on the phone :-\
    I am very disappointed that the keyboard does not allow browsing the phone is the touchscreen is dead.

    Comment by Oropia — February 7, 2011

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