4 reasons to synchronize your phone with your PC
Think about how much you do – or could do – with your phone: make phone calls and send and receive e-mail, IM and text messages. You probably download TV shows, movies and music to your phone. And of course, you take, send, and receive photos. It’s truly amazing; anywhere you go, you’re connected. So here’s the question. If you already have everything on your phone, why synch it with your PC?
Because synchronizing your phone with your PC is the best way to transfer information, settings and files. You keep all your information up to date. And you have it at home and at work.
We’re all overbooked. If you’ve entered an appointment or meeting into your PC and haven’t synched with your phone, you could miss the appointment. If you’re scheduling appointments away from home on your phone and your phone’s not synched with the up-to-date schedule on your computer, you may miss the appointment and have to call the dentist, piano lesson, or doctor to reschedule. Often, you have to pay for those missed appointments plus you go through the hassle of rescheduling. You’re trying to save time, not limit it.
Take work, projects, or homework with you
Need to finish your homework – a report on fifteenth-century Paraguayan dictators, or practice a PowerPoint presentation? Now you can do this work on your phone while riding the bus or sitting in a coffee shop. Have to complete a report or speech or enter data into an Excel spreadsheet for a project you’re working on? Catch up with your work on your phone while waiting for your teenager to finish guitar lessons or as you’re suffering through an excruciating meeting. It’s possible just by installing Microsoft Office for Mobile on your Windows Mobile phone. And because you get the familiar Microsoft look and feel and the services that you’re used to, there’s no learning curve.
If you’re using a touch screen phone, you get additional features, such as word count and spell check. You can create charts in Microsoft Office Excel Mobile, plus you can create documents in Microsoft Office Word Mobile, and highlight sections of content that you might want to fix later or that you’ve downloaded and want to remember.
The latest version of Microsoft Office for Mobile is compatible with the 2007 Microsoft Office release. You can get a free upgrade for qualified phones. And if Microsoft Office for Mobile is not pre-installed on your phone, you don’t have to get a new phone. You can just purchase it separately.
You take pictures with your phone – right? You take your phone everywhere, so when you don’t have your camera, you just take pictures with your phone. You snap photos of your kids when they do something cute. Which, let’s face it, as parents, you think is pretty often. You’re on a great mountain bike trail and you take a picture to send to your friends. And what was once only available to private eyes and spies is now right on your phone. Espionage is at your fingertips. Sort of. Honest espionage. Like covertly snapping a shot of the hot guy you’ve been telling your friends about. You can send these pictures right away, but you probably want to save many of them to your PC. One word: synchronize.
Protect your stuff against loss or theft
Here’s a question for you. What’s easier to misplace or even lose: your phone or your PC? Loss, theft or malfunctions don’t just happen to others. They happen. To everyone.
While replacing a lost or stolen phone isn’t exactly fun, it’s a job you can take care of pretty easily. Replacing the e-mail, contact information, pictures, music, and documents that you stored on that phone can prove to be an impossible task if you haven’t synchronized your phone with your PC on a regular basis.
And remember this. You wouldn’t dream of not backing up your PC. For your phone, synchronizing is your backup.