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Use Bluetooth Calendar and Contact Services

* Back Up Contacts and Calendar Information from Your Bluetooth Device

* Restore Backed-up Contacts and Calendar Information to Your Bluetooth Device

* Copy Contacts and Calendar Information Between Bluetooth Devices

* Synchronize Contacts and Calendar Information with Another Bluetooth Device

* Send and Receive Personal Information Manager (PIM) Items

* Set the Applications Used for Synchronizing Calendar and Contact Information with Other Bluetooth Devices

Back Up Contacts and Calendar Information from Your Bluetooth Device

You can back up PIM items such as contacts, calendar items, e-mail messages, and notes from your Bluetooth enabled device to this computer. Backups can be restored to the device to recover lost data, or can be transferred from the computer to another Bluetooth device.

To back up PIM items from your Bluetooth device to this computer:

  1. Display Bluetooth Operations and Settings for the device.
  2. Click Back up contacts and calendar information from your Bluetooth device.
  3. Select the items to be backed up and click Backup Selected Items.
  4. On the Bluetooth device, accept the connection, if necessary.
  5. When finished, a message displays to confirm that the backup was successful.

Restore Backed-up Contacts and Calendar Information to Your Bluetooth Device

If you previously backed up PIM items such as contacts, calendar items, e-mail messages, and notes from another Bluetooth-enabled device to your computer, you can restore them to the device. You can also restore to a different device to ensure that your PIM information is consistent across devices.

To restore backed-up PIM items from this computer to another Bluetooth device:

  1. Display Bluetooth Operations and Settings for the device.
  2. Click Restore backed-up items to your Bluetooth device.
  3. In the My device backups pane, click the folder for the device that you previously backed up.
  4. Note that the folder names identify the device name, date, and time of the backup.

  5. Select the type of PIM item you want to restore.
  6. In the right pane, select the items to restore.
  7. You can click Select All to restore all items of the selected type.

    You can also enter a keyword in the search box and click .

    Select Search Results in the device backups pane to display items that match the keyword.

  8. Click Restore.
  9. A window displays to show progress. When complete, a message displays to confirm that the backup was successful.

Copy Contacts and Calendar Information Between Bluetooth Devices

If you have multiple Bluetooth enabled devices that store contact, calendar, and other PIM information, you can use this computer to copy items between them.

To copy PIM items from one Bluetooth-enabled device to another:

Refer to the instructions for each task.

Synchronize Contacts and Calendar Information with Another Bluetooth Device

Use this option to synchronize PIM items such as contacts, calendar items, e-mail, and notes from another Bluetooth enabled device with this computer. When you synchronize, items are compared on the two devices. If an item exists on one device but not on the other, it is copied there. Synchronization works in both directions. When items match but show different dates for when they were last updated, you can choose which item to keep on each device.

To synchronize files between this computer and another Bluetooth device:

  1. Display Bluetooth Operations and Settings for the device.
  2. Click Synchronize contacts, calendar, e-mail, and notes on your Bluetooth device with this computer.
  3. On the other Bluetooth device, accept the connection, if necessary.
  4. Select the type of PIM items to synchronize and click Synchronize Selected Items.
  5. You will receive a notification when complete. For items that match but show different dates, a window displays to enable you to choose the item to keep on either device.

Send and Receive Personal Information Manager (PIM) Items

You can send PIM items such as electronic business cards, calendar items, e-mail messages, and notes to another Bluetooth device. After you add a Bluetooth device that can receive files over a Bluetooth connection, the name and icon for that device are shown in the Computer folder. When you drag a PIM item to this icon, the item is sent to the PIM database of the other device or to its shared folder.

You can also receive PIM items that are sent from other Bluetooth devices.

Supported PIM programs include Windows Contacts, Windows Calendar, Windows Mail, Microsoft® Outlook®, and Lotus Notes®.

To send PIM items:

  1. Click the Start button , and then click Computer.
  2. Open the PIM program and locate the PIM item you want to send.
  3. Drag the item or items to the icon of the Bluetooth device to which you want to send the item.

To be able to receive PIM items:

  1. Click the Bluetooth control icon in the Windows notification area and select Open Bluetooth Set­tings.
  2. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Allow.

  3. Click the PIM Interface tab.
  4. Select the Allow Bluetooth devices to send you PIM items such as business cards, calendar items, e-mail, and notes check box.
  5. Select the application in which you want to store received PIM items. If you do not want to receive particular types of PIM items, click Do Not Accept for those types of items.

Optional settings:

  • To include attachments with e-mail that is sent or received by your computer, select the Include attachments with e-mail that is sent or received by this computer check box.
  • To keep from receiving any PIM items, clear the Allow Bluetooth devices to send you PIM items such as business cards, calendar items, e-mail, and notes check box.
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    NOTE: When another Bluetooth device attempts to send you a file, a Bluetooth File Transfer Access Authorization message is displayed. If the item is being sent from a trusted device, click OK to authorize access. If the item is not being sent from a trusted device, or you are not sure, ignore the request or click Cancel to deny access. You can spec­ify whether to allow access only for the current time, for a specific amount of time, or to always allow access for that particular device.

    Set the Applications Used for Synchronizing Calendar and Contact Information with Other Bluetooth Devices

    You can synchronize PIM items such as contacts, calendar items, e-mail, and notes on a Bluetooth enabled device with this computer. If you have more than one application on this computer for sending e-mail or storing contact information, use this option to select the application to synchronize. These settings apply to all Bluetooth enabled devices that synchronize PIM items with this computer.

    To set the applications for synchronizing PIM items:

    1. Display Bluetooth Operations and Settings for the device.
    2. Click Synchronization Settings
    3. Select the PIM items that you want this computer to accept from your Bluetooth enabled device.
    4. When you synchronize devices, these items are selected by default. You may be able to select additional items before synchronizing.

    5. Click the button to the right of each PIM item and select the application where you want to send and receive items of that PIM type.
    6. For example, if you have more than one e-mail application on this computer, select the one you want to synchronize.

    7. Click Apply.