How can I sync my Windows Phone device with my Mac?

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I'm using OS X Lion on a MacBook Pro. I know I can use iTunes to sync music, apps, contacts, calendars, and such with iOS devices. What are my options for syncing a Windows Phone device?

jtbandes

Posted 2012-04-24T23:00:57.433

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please mark this question as answered or tell us what you still need to know. thank you!flooooo 2012-04-30T14:20:34.623

And what does one do if they don't have Mountain Lion? We are still on Snow Leopard, and are still leery of Lion. Now what. Bluetooth doesn't work either.Martha S. Lawton 2013-08-19T19:00:40.290

SKYDRIVE is about all I figure ... TRYING it now.Martha S. Lawton 2013-08-19T19:31:19.717

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Just use Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac to sync your Windows Phone data with your Mac machine.

Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac is a simple, easy-to-use program for Macs that you can use to:

  • Sync music, movies, TV shows, and podcasts from your existing Apple iTunes library to your Windows Phone or Zune HD

  • Sync pictures and videos from your existing Apple iPhoto library to your Windows Phone or Zune HD

  • Retrieve pictures and videos taken on your Windows Phone and automatically import them into your existing iPhoto library
  • Browse and preview media items stored on your Windows Phone or Zune HD
  • Download and install operating system updates for your Windows Phone

Requires a Mac computer running Mac OS X version 10.6.6 or later

Pedro Lamas

Posted 2012-04-24T23:00:57.433

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link does not take us to the correct place...miguelmpn 2016-07-28T16:19:17.507

that link was for the "old" Windows Phone 7... unfortunately I don't know if there's such an app for Windows Phone 8.x or Windows Mobile 10.Pedro Lamas 2016-07-29T22:05:08.213

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To sync contacts and calendars you may use some service like Google Mail/Calendar.

I don't know any "offline" sync option to sync directly.

Mac OS X (since 10.7) provides you the ability to sync your local calendar with Google or Yahoo!.

Another option would be using an Exchange server (your own or a hosted one).

flooooo

Posted 2012-04-24T23:00:57.433

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@row1 - Would you prefer unsure answers that you can try out yourself, or no answer at all? Many responders may not have a good way of testing their own solutions, even when they feel fairly confident about them.Katana314 2013-08-28T14:00:14.720

@Katana314 the original answer read a bit more like a series of guesses rather than a confident answer. It reads fine as it is now. But my second comment was perhaps a bit strict.row1 2013-08-29T02:57:57.417

A few too many "I think"s in this answer.row1 2012-05-17T12:53:04.383

You're free to propose edits to my post if it doesn't fit your needs.flooooo 2012-05-18T09:07:33.250

I mean to say that you shouldn't post answers if you aren't sure of something. The answer should be definite and not maybe.row1 2012-05-18T09:32:47.367